13 Things to See in San Francisco, California

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Spring, here in California the weather is fabulous.  It really is the perfect time to hit the road with your kiddos.  I would love to spend some time with my family time in San Francisco.  There are so many things to do in California for little ones - I am dying to take them there.

San Francisco

Packing Tips

First, let’s talk packing.  I have two little angels and one is still in diapers.  I like to pack one diaper a day and buy a small pack when I get to my destination.  This way I don’t take up valuable space in my suitcase with diapers.  Also, I pack the kids in one suitcase together.  I plan their outfits for each day and pack each one individually with underwear or a diaper and socks in gallon sized ziplock bags.  When I seal each bag,  I make sure there is no air in the bag.  This way the bag is very thin, saving space in your suitcase,  And it’s super easy to pull out when you’re on your vacation.  I fill a few gallon ziplock bags with the extras needed, like “L's sweathsirts” or “B's nightclothes”.  I also back a large black garbage bag.  I toss all dirty clothes into the black bag and I put all used ziplock bags inside one ziplock bag as I go so that they can be reused.  It does take time in advance to plan each kid’s daily outfit, but it’s worth it for smoother mornings when you reach your destination.

13 Things to See in San Francisco

San Francisco has so much to offer from fun and frivolity to culture and class. Here are a few of my top picks to see when you are in the city.

Crissy Field - First, I recommend enjoying some fresh, beachside air at Crissy Field.  The beaches, the trails, the tidal pools, and view of the Golden Gate Bridge make this a perfect place to start.

Palace of Fine Arts - Right by Crissy Field is the Palace of Fine Arts.  This is a beautiful place to explore with lovely ponds and architecture.  There are plenty of paths for the kids to run around and have their own adventure.

Goldan Gate Park - The next day, visit Golden Gate Park.  

Pier 39 - Then spend the evening at Pier 39 – super touristy but so much fun for the kiddos with a carousel, sea lions, and street performers.

San Francisco Zoo - Spend the entire last day at the San Francisco Zoo.  You will find exotic animals, a carousel, a playground, a small train, and so much more.

On the next visit I suggest the Randall Museum, the Children’s Creativity Museum, the Exploratorium: science, or the California Academy of Sciences.

Happy Trails!

Mama Momtourage

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Bio: I'm an ex-wedding planner turned stay-at-home-mom.  These days I'm funneling my creative juices into my blog,, and of course into some super fun activities for the kiddos. I live in Folsom with my husband and our two adorable little angels.  My personal mantra as a SAHM is, “I’m a memory maker!”.  I am constantly striving to make each day the best day ever like it’s my job, because it is and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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