San Francisco, also known as the City by the Bay, is one of the most densely populated U.S cities and home to a myriad of family-friendly attractions. From Chinatown and chocolate shops to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate, here are a few things to see and do during your stay:
Visit Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is one of the world’s largest urban parks, attracting 13 million visitors each year to its more than 1,000 acres. During the weekends, park for free at Ocean Beach and take a free shuttle to major attractions like the Golden Gate Park Aquarium. Home to a collection of animals and marine creatures from around the world, the aquarium also features interactive activities including penguin feedings and coral reef diving. Also inside the park, the de Young Museum showcases American art ranging from the 17th through 20th centuries, textiles, art from Africa and Oceania, a sculpture garden and easy access to the Japanese Tea Garden. For lunch, dinner and live music, stop by The Beach and Park Chalet, a historic brewery and restaurant located above the park’s visitor center.