Exploring what San Francisco has to offer

San Francisco is a vibrant city, but sometimes it’s hard for parents to find safe and entertaining activities for the whole family.

Entitled 100 Things all San Francisco Kids Should do Before they Grow Up, SFGate has put together an exhaustive list of fun activities for all ages. From museums to odd curiosities, there are plenty of ways to spend your free time in the City by the Bay.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Visiting the Sea Lions at Pier 39:

The famous sea lions made the cut! Pier 39’s sea lions have attracted tourists and locals alike for over twenty years. These inquisitive creatures made Pier 39 their home following the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989. You can hear their raucous barks and watch them sunbathe year round at Pier 39’s K-Dock. You can read more about the sea lions and how they made Pier 39 their home here.

Attending a Concert at the San Francisco Symphony:

The San Francisco Symphony is a cultural landmark, that first opened its doors in 1911. With an award-winning orchestra, the SF Symphony is a world-renowned institution. It’s the perfect excursion for the whole family – especially during the holidays when members of the SF Symphony perform holiday classics tailored for younger audiences. You can learn more about the SF Symphony and upcomingconcerts here.

Touring the Cable Car Museum:

San Francisco is known for its cable cars, which have traversed the city since 1873. Located in the historic Washington and Mason cable car barn and powerhouse, the Cable Car Museum houses a collection of primitive cable cars and mechanical displays. You can learn more about the museum and the history of San Francisco’s cable cars here.

For a full list of family-fun activities in San Francisco, downland a handy checklist here