I need help! I'm planning a trip for my kids to sightsee in san francisco - what would you do with a 7 and 9 year old?
- San Francisco Zoo1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132-1027recommended San Francisco ZooAs zoos go, this one is pretty good. There's also a historic carousel on site for the kids. You could spend several hours here and not see it all, so plan accordingly if you're traveling with restless ... read morekids.The zoo is located on the ocean side of the city, so you can combine the zoo trip with an oceanside drive or a brief excursion to the Pacific "beach".Lara Phillips
Since the zoo is close to the ocean, it is usually chillier than the rest of the city, so dress your kids in the appropriate layers! Same goes with the ocean beaches- they are quite frigid, but your kids will probably want to see the ocean anyway (unless you're from Hawaii or somewhere beachy like that :-) ).recommended San Francisco ZooThe SF Zoo is great - really nice layout, and its location near the beach means there is often a bit of fog that gives it a bit of a mysterious air. An amazing activity with kids. When we were there ... read morethere were a couple of baby gorillas which was awesome.Travis Katz
One of my favorite zoos. My daughter goes crazy here!
- California Academy Of Sciences55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118recommended California Academy Of SciencesDefinitely one of the coolest things to do in SF, either with kids or without. The Cal Academy is part aquarium, part science museum, part planetarium. The whole facility is new, and is big enough to ... read morespend a full day here. The grass roof is designed to look like a piece of the park was lifted up and the museum slipped underneath. If you can, go during the week and beat the crowds. This place is packed on weekends.Travis Katz
This is my favorite kids spot!recommended California Academy Of Sciences
- Musée MécaniquePier 45 Shed A, San Francisco, CA 94133recommended Musée MécaniqueVintage coin-operated toys and games! A great, inexpensive way to spend an afternoon. Located right in Fisherman's Wharf, this collection is sure to entertain those of all ages! Bring dollar bills for ... read morequarters... and make sure to save some bills for the $3 photo-booth pictures!Once you finish with the museum, head out the back door to look at the USS Pampanito, a former Navy submarine that is now docked at Fisherman's Wharf.
- ExploratoriumPier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111recommended ExploratoriumYou don't even have to be a kid to love this place, but it will bring out the kid in you. Find out how to fake a smile, why we smell, and feel your way through total darkness. Bonus: The drop-dead ... read moregorgeous Palace of Fine Arts (and lake -- bring bread crumbs for the swans and ducks) built for the San Francisco World's Fair are next door and yummy restaurants are a short walk away in the Marina District. Kids could spend an entire day here without getting bored.