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Family-friendly Things to do in San Francisco

Alcatraz tours in San Francisco // (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)


Family-friendly Things to do in San Francisco

Last time I visited San Francisco was in December of 2012, and it was by myself. I stayed at the Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill and it was absolutely perfect! This Summer, the familia and I visited San Francisco on a family trip introducing our two kids to the city by the bay. It was days filled with food, fun, sights and memories. I can’t wait to go back and do it all over again!

We started our trip by checking into the beautiful InterContinental Mark Hopkins. We left for Fisherman’s Wharf, had lunch and then walked around a bit more. Check out everything that we did during our four day trip, including where we ate, where we stayed and how we got there. San Francisco is definitely a must-visit with the family.

Family-friendly Things to do in San Francisco -

Things to do in San Francisco

Where to stay in San Francisco

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco 
999 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
– read review –

Omni Hotel on California Street (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)

Things to do in San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 47
San Francisco, CA 94133

Alcatraz Cruises
Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing
San Francisco, CA 94111
– read review –

Alcatraz tours in San Francisco // (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)

Aquarium of the Bay
2 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94133

young boy visiting Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)

Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

San Francisco, CA 94108

Blue and Gold Fleet | Bay Cruise
Pier 39, The Embarcadero at Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Golden Gate bridge - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)
North Beach
San Francisco, CA 94133

Where to eat in San Francisco

Wipeout Bar & Grill
39 Pier #A02
San Francisco, CA 94133

San Francisco Ferry Building
1 Sausalito – San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
56 Ross Alley
San Francisco, CA 94108

Eastern Bakery
720 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108

Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf
160 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Boudin clam chowder in San Francisco - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)

Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street, Suite E100
San Francisco, CA 94109

Ice cream creations at Ghirardelli - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)
3 Potato 4
2800 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

333 Jefferson St #101
San Francisco, CA 94133

Mara’s Italian Pastries
503 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Nizario’s Pizza
279 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

How to get around in San Francisco

San Francisco CityPASS
MUNI and Cable Car

trolley in San Francisco - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)
City Sightseeing San Francisco
2800 Leavenworth St #14
San Francisco, CA 94133

street performer in San Francisco - (photo credit: Pattie Cordova)

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages and is EIC for LMVL SoCal. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



  1. Lexie

    October 31, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Good afternoon, I am looking into going to San Fran for a senior trip. 1. The way you organized your post is very helpful, thank you!. 2. For the hotels that you stayed in and the places you went/ate, was it all fairly cheap for the overall trip? Any information you would be willing to give me would be super helpful.

    • Pattie Cordova

      November 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Hi! Thanks for your comment. The hotels were amazing, and priced reasonably for Nob Hill. You will definitely be able to find cheaper hotels if you stay at a different areas. The places were we ate were affordable. I would highly suggest the City Pass because we saved a lot of money that way. And if you’re heading into Alcatraz, take snacks and buy your tickets early. You might even be able to get discounts online. Little Italy was a great place for pizza (cheap) and the pastries and coffee were awesome. A sundae at Ghirardelli’s will cost a bit more than elsewhere, but it’s really cool to say that you did that. Pick up the discount booklet at Fisherman’s Wharf if you can, and Boudins there is great for tomato soup lunch. Hope this helps!

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