San Francisco Travel Information
Family Attractions in San Francisco

San Francisco is truly a family-friendly city, with loads of attractions for the younger set as well as families as a whole. The San Francisco Zoo is located near the beach, and home to hundreds of creatures including grizzly bears, giraffes, lions, and tarantulas. Feed a goat in the petting zoo, take a ride on the Little Puffer mini-steam train, and on the gorgeous carousel. Head into Golden Gate Park to the Academy of Sciences, a dynamic, interactive natural science museum and aquarium, where you can “meet” Claude the albino alligator, ascend a rainforest, or take in a planetarium show.

Stick around the Park, with its several playgrounds, including Koret Children’s Center, as well as the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and Arboretum. In 2013, the Exploratorium (, a science and art museum, moves closer to Pier 39 (—another family fun attraction where sea lions loiter—into Pier 15.

About 8 years ago by sfdestinationvisit


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