San Francisco may seem to have fewer children’s activities than most other major cities, but it actually has many great spots where adults and kids alike will enjoy themselves. Whether you’re looking to relax while the kids play or dive into an activity with them, check out our top ten places for kids in San Francisco.
It’s actually possible to spend an entire day at Yerba Buena Gardens without running out of things to do. If you need to relax, head to the Esplanade, a five-acre lawn dotted with public art installations, fountains, trees, and small cafes. Check out the Cho-En Butterfly Garden, where you’ll find several varieties of native San Francisco butterflies, including the Monarch. If you’re in the mood for something a little more active, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center, which is the city’s only year round, full service ice skating rink.