I am officially in love with San Francisco. It has quickly become my favorite non-European city and my favorite getaway in California. I’ve been going to the City for the last 11 years, but since we started staying there with our kids, we’ve grown to love it that much more. As we left this time, we repeated our promise to spend a longer amount of time there…a week at minimum…and suggested returning for Spring Break.
Just before Christmas, I began my winter vacation from work with a 3-day stay in San Francisco (about 90 minutes from our house). We met my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and two nieces, who were visiting from Brazil and had been traveling in Southern California. Most of our time was spent outdoors doing things that the kids would enjoy–I’ll soon post on that separately–and we were fortunate to have mild, sunny weather the entire time, as you can see in these San Francisco photos:
One of the things that makes our travels to San Francisco so nice is the rhythm we find there. We rent a home, take our dogs, and plan plenty of outdoor activities that the kids (and sometimes the dogs) can enjoy without giving us kid-activity burnout. For that reason, we choose to stay near Golden Gate Park and Presidio National Park. Every time we leave, I feel more at home there, and my list of things to do next time keeps growing.
This time with my handy Michelin Guide to California, I discovered more kid-friendly places in Golden Gate Park and beyond, including the Redwood Grove in the Botanical Garden:
See more ideas for visiting San Francisco here.
Have you been to San Francisco? What were some of your favorite experiences there?
This post was a compensated post as part of partnership with Michelin Guides.