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5 Great Ideas for weekend activities in San Francisco

San Francisco is a great place to spend the weekend it has almost 182 playgrounds, 82 recreation centers, 60 soccer fields, and more than 300 coffee shops.

It is a liberal, technology-forward city with great food, fabulous views, and quirky culture. 

But it can also be a very tricky city to navigate and also it’s one of the poshest spots in the united states. 

For having fun on this trip of San Francisco one must know or do some research about this city. 

Let us show you some great places to visit in San Francisco with your family and have the most wonderful vacation ever. 

Walt Disney Family Museum

Walt Disney Family Museum

Don’t let yourself get fooled by the title. This isn’t Disneyland although there is a replica of the park in the museum.

But there is one thing that nobody who ever visited this place can deny, there is magic within these walls.

You will love browsing memorabilia collected by the Disney Family and reminiscing about the life of Walt Disney, his films, and his best creation – Disneyland.

On the other hand, the teenagers or the grown-ups will be learning about the evolution of the famous character ‘MICKEY’, little ones can be participating in the museum’s Little Open studio to enjoy the story time and family-friendly activities geared towards children of the age seven and under.

You can also check the calendar before visiting for the special film screenings which include those locked away in the infamous Disney Vault. 



The most exotic place to visit in San Francisco is the Old Exploratorium. The totally reimagined Exploratorium in its new waterfront home at Pier 15 is nothing more than getting stunned by it.

Names by CNN as the #1 spot for kids in the country, the museum invites guests of all ages to touch, explore and play with 600+ exhibits.

The Exploratorium houses a cafe and a waterfront restaurant, both serving seasonal and substantial cuisine prepared by local chefs.

Strollers are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. 



The largest Chinatown outside of Asia lets you experience the bright colors and fascinating facades and authentic cuisine from the land of the dragon.

We recommend exploring the Great Golden Dragons and emerald roofs of Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, then follow the scent of fresh fortune cookies to the famed Fortune Cookie Factory on the Ross Alley to witness firsthand how the fortune actually makes it into the cookie. 

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

San Francisco has set the bar high when it comes to parks. Nearly every neighborhood has one park at least. The best park among them is the Golden Gate Park which stretches from the Haight to the Pacific Ocean. 

With more than 1,000 acres of lush greenery, it’s also home to the Koret Children’s Quarter, the de Young Museum, Conservatory of Flowers, California  Academy of Sciences, Stow Lake and a resident herd of buffalo. 

This park has something for everyone – you can spread out for a picnic, go on a hunt for waterfalls, or polish a few soccer moves in an open meadow. 

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

If you want to impress your kids then this area will be guaranteed to pop a smile amidst the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rain forest, and home to 40,000 live animals all under one living roof. 

Among the activities here, we recommend penguin feeding, the dive show or the swamp talk with the Academy’s celebrity albino alligator, Claude.

The  Academy Cafe ideal for a mid-afternoon snack break for your kids. 

Escape rooms

Escape Rooms

There are 54 escape rooms in and around San Francisco! Escape rooms are perfect for occasions like a night out with friends, a date, a birthday celebration or team-building activity. Search for clues, solve puzzles and work together to uncover the mystery- it’s time for you to escape the room. Check out the best escape rooms in San Francisco.

Zaraki Kenpachi