Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
San Francisco for Kids
Traveling to San Francisco with kids? Planning on exploring the city with the entire family? There’s plenty of great San Fran attractions that will be fun for everyone! Here’s our top tips to help you plan the perfect vacation for both you and your children.
First, there are many ways to tour the city and its major attractions such as Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach or Chinatown, but the most unique and fun way must be traveling in an old fire-engine! Or what about an Amphibic ride that will cruise the bay as well as ride on the road? When you visit with the family you will find that there are many fun things for kids in SF, so check our family’s offers and learn how to see the city in a way your kids would really appreciate…
Discover San Francisco for Kids
Traveling with kids can be expensive, especially if you will visit Fisherman Wharf and Pier 39, home to the Aquarium, the Wax museum, the Maritime museum and many more. You might find yourself buying expensive tickets and spending a lot of time in long lines. The solution is to take one of the passes SF offers, such as the Fisherman Wharf pass or other discount passes, and plan your family’s vacation, saving both time and money. By the way, most of the passes will also include city tours suitable for kids, and even a cruise. To get to know more about the city tours that you can enjoy for free with the pass, check out the rest of our guides.
Our next tip is to combine some parks and walks. One of the best parks in SF is located next to the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate park has lakes, ponds, botanical gardens and many more features, all loved by kids. You can also take a tour and visit some attractions outside of the city like Yosemite Park or Muir Woods. Check our day tour offers for some ideas on how to spend a day outside of San Fran!
Finally a tip for a hot day: Head to the beach and enjoy its wonderful white sands. The easiest beach to visit is Aquatic Park, which is located next to Fisherman’s wharf, so it’s easy to pick up ice cream or take away food and have a little picnic. Want more tips and ideas to inspire you for your upcoming vacation in the City by the Bay? Make sure to watch the guides for more tips.
Stroll into San Francisco’s amazing California Academy of Sciences with this early-access admission ticket. For one low price — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else — skip the lines and enjoy entry one hour earlier than the general public, a privilege normally reserved for annual members of the Academy. Then wander about the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest, all under one roof. With so much to explore, you’ll appreciate the crowd-free hour of checking out all there is to see at your own pace.
Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5-6 hours inside the park with a combination of guided hikes, breathtaking vistas and free-time to explore on your own. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park.
Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.
Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to visit several wineries for guided tours and tastings. Walk through beautiful vineyards, explore the winemaking facilities, and learn about the history of winemaking from your guide as you sip fine wine. Stop in Yountville to enjoy lunch and browse specialty shops at your leisure and expense. This comprehensive wine tour is the most relaxing way to experience California wine country, and all tastings are included!