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Taking the entire family on vacation to an enormous city may sound like it has all the makings of a horror movie but the truth is that the American city of San Francisco is well-prepared to cater for kids of all ages.
What is more a stress-free vacation starts at home as affordable flights to San Francisco are easy to avail and booking can be completed and confirmed via the Internet. With no shortage of family-friendly attractions to keep inquisitive young minds entertained, a rich variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets and ample outdoor spaces in which to let the kids run freely, San Francisco is a paradise for modern families.
Kids hate bad weather and, as a parent, it can be stressful to keep them entertained when the heavens open or temperatures plunge. However, surrounded by water on three sides, San Francisco enjoys a year-round mild climate with low rainfall, making it the perfect destination for the adventurous family who love spending time outdoors. May to October are the warmest months (you may be relieved that temperatures rarely peak at unpleasant levels) while winters are cool rather than cold, with snowfall a rarity.
Wide Open Spaces
Most kids simply love letting their imaginations – and their feet – run wild and in San Francisco you are sure to be spoild for choice. The vast Golden Gate Park with its botanical gardens, playgrounds and paddle boats is a guaranteed hit for children of all ages and is also the perfect idyll for a family picnic.
For the more adventurous at heart, Yerba Buena Gardens – only a brisk walk from Union Square – offers a host of activities such as ice skating and bowling, not to mention a range of delightful family-friendly restaurants and eateries. Alternatively, for a more scenic, relaxed day out with the kids, the 100-acre Crissy Field is perfect for splashing in the lapping waters of the Pacific, enjoying a cycle ride through the restored marshlands or savouring a hot chocolate at the Warming Hut Café.
Engaging Attractions for Kids Young and Old
From interactive science museums to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, petting zoos to historical ships and adrenalin-surging cable car journeys to serene ferry rides, San Francisco offers a rich variety of attractions which are guaranteed to satisfy inquiring minds of all ages. In fact with so much choice of entertainment, you’ll more than likely leave this remarkable city feeling that you’ve only just scratched its surface.
San Francisco is a city unlike any other and is perfectly geared towards families so, if you’re worried that a city vacation isn’t for your kids, think again and discover the delights that the City by the Bay has to offer.