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1 Spend day in Fisherman Wharf and Pier 39
Meet seals on Pier 39. The seals are very entertaining to watch. Have breakfast in restaurant or cafe there if you didn't have it yet.
Then go to Aquarium of the Bay and enjoy watching jellyfish, sharks and octopus up close in the underwater tunnel. It is great opportunity to learn more about marine life. But don't expect too much - it is small.
Ride a San Francisco Carouselwith hand-painted San Francisco landmarks after right here on Pier 39 (11am-7pm, cost 3$).
Visit Musée Mécanique’s. This is a fun place to go if you want to see and play on old time machines. It is a great place to take children. There are games from the last few hundred years and it is FREE to enter, just walk in and check it out.
Go to Alcatraz by ferry departing from Pier 39. Make a booking at least 1 week ahead. It is one of the most important attraction in the city. It has interesting history and a lot of famous prisoners like Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz) with their interesting stories.
Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities. Golden Gate Park is even larger than New York's Central Park. There are a lot of things to do: visit Conservatory of Flowers with its Victorian confection of wood and glass and it is a house for 1700 species of plants from all over the world, de Young museum - the oldest San Francisco museum made special effort to make art fun for families visiting with kids, California Academy of Science - this very very nice place is a home of two-story aquarium, planetarium, the largest all-digital dome in the world and natural history, Japanese tea garden - full of beautiful plants and bridges, ride HERSCHELL-SPILLMAN CAROUSEL - which works since 1914, play at the KORET PLAYGROUND and much much more. Full list of the things you can do here you can find on their website: sfrecpark.org
Please wear very comfortable shoes, as you can walk all day - and still not see the whole park. Bike rentals are available around the park too.
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Useful Link GOLDEN GATE PARK It is not on english but there are good pictures of the park
The Exploratorium is a museum whose stated mission is to change the way the world learns. It has been described by the New York Times as the most important science museum to have opened since the mid-20th century. Exploratorium really stood out in many ways. Not least is its very interesting facade - located in a warehouse near the Embarcadero, its exterior seemed very monotonous in nature, but inside it was very modern and well cleaned. The museum is spread out into separate areas, each with its own themes. There are respective areas about to the hard sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), as well as one focusing on Sociology, an outdoor area and an area dedicated to the San Francisco Bay. There a lot of things to do for toddlers, preschools and of course for older kids!
To skip the line, buy your tickets online.
Open Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Have a good day and best travels!