San Francisco is all about the sights and scenery; about amazing food, and impressive industry. It’s not just one thing, but a whole slew of exciting things to take in that makes San Francisco a hot spot for travelers. We brought on our friend and San Fransiscan, Liz Stanley of Say Yes to Hoboken to highlight five of her favorite spots in San Fran to take her son, Henry!
Dynamo Donuts: The yummiest donuts in the city, and check out their booth every morning down at the Marina ship yard for a convenient treat after an afternoon exploring the tidepools at Crissy Field beach.
De Young Museum: They have this beautiful (and free- no admission required) observatory that is glass all around with views of the whole city, Golden Gate Park and the bay. Plus a huge map of the city! Kids love running around and checking out the amazing views. This Summer they have hands on art projects lead by actual artists in the museum!
Dolores Park: It’s a SCENE on the weekend, but it currently hosts the most amazing playground in the city with huge slides you might be scared to go on yourself!
Japanese Tea Gardens:
The Japanese tea gardens are right by our house so they’re one of our favorite spots to visit for a morning walk. Between the little rocks to step across the pond, the huge colorful goldfish, the steep staircases, the pagodas, and the bridges, there are lots of places for little legs to roam and explore.
Bi-Rite Creamery: The famous ice cream spot with amazing flavor combinations like balsamic strawberry and salty caramel that will keep you waiting in lines for hours, (unless you buy a carton you just have to walk to the front of the line and purchase!) Walk across with your child to Delores park afterwards.
Thanks so much, Liz, what a beautiful and delicious tour! Liz currently has a series all about San Fransico called Sites and Bites, head there for more must-see spots.
But you readers know the drill, leave your favorite kid-friendly San Francisco spots in the comments, we are loving everyone’s additions!