San Francisco, California - San Francisco CA Family Vacation

Preview: It’s easy to fall in love with San Francisco: Surrounded on three sides by shimmering water, the city has rolling hills, a lively waterfront, and charming Victorian homes, as well as lofty skyscrapers, great restaurants, loads of entertainment—and, of course, those fabled cable cars. The weather can be superb. Summer foggy mornings are frequent, but when the sun is bright and the sky clear, the year-round temperate climate is appealing. (Summer daytime temperatures average 54 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring along long pants, light jackets, and sweaters because the winds frequently whip up, both on the ocean and bay sides.) This chapter is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions.
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Duration: Up to a week's worth of fun.
Best Time to Go: Year-round
This travel guide comes from:
Great Family Vacations: West Guide Book



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Date of Trip: 5/29/2006
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: We visited over Memorial Day, so there were throngs of people everywhere. But that was all part of the San Francisco experience. Fisherman's Wharf is a bit touristy, but there are definitely lots of family-oriented things to do around this area. There are museums, old battle ships to tour, and endless shops and stands. It's worth the jaunt up to Lombard Street to see the crookedest street in the world. The trolley lines were way too long for us, so we ended up walking up the hills. But it gave us some great photo opportunities.



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