Not only is it a trendy destination and foodie mecca, it’s also a great place for families who love nature, adventure, food, transportation, history and education.
When choosing where to stay in San Francisco, you may want to considering what you’ll be doing. Many of the main attractions will be near Presidio or Golden Gate Park. The Handlery at Union Square is centrally located and has great suites for families that won’t break the bank. It also has a heated outdoor pool, laundry service and is dog-friendly so you can bring Fido along too. Hotel del Sol near Fisherman’s Wharf is another great option that’s extremely family-friendly. With colorful decor, milk and cookies offered in the lobby and a saltwater heated pool, the kids will be in heaven. There is a multitude of other hotels and home rentals all over the city that are sure to fit every families needs.
The peninsula of San Francisco is only 46 square miles. It’s a relatively small city, but with copious amount of steep hills, walking can get a bit challenging, especially with little feet. Public transportation in San Francisco is varied. You can take the BART and of course, the iconic San Francisco trolleys, which you can find all around town. You can always catch a cab, Uber, or Lyft and, of course, rent bikes!
Vanessa Hunt is a full-time traveling mama who is passionate about world-schooling and food. You can find her sharing all about her travels with her family of six (her four children are 4, 7, 9 and 11), as well as her favorite recipes at WanderlustCrew.