Besides checking out the Golden gate bridge, and the adjacent Crissy Field, we recommend seeing the Golden gate park which is absolutely huge! It is enormous! And you can traverse the entire perimeter with a stroller, but why get too adventurous? Let’s take a quick look at some of the coolest highlights of the park that you should check out with your family.
The Central Part of the west harbors some of the most interactive museums in all of the Bay area. Additionally, there are miles and miles of trails for athletically oriented parents.
1. California Academy of Science crowns the list, and for a good reason. It’s a fascinating place for parents as well as children. Your inner child can easily get lost in the myriad of exhibits ranging from one filed of discovery to another. Aquariums, skeletons, and T-Rexes are on the menu.
2. de Yong Museum, located on the contralateral side of the Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. The art museum is probably geared for adults or much older kids. (It is on our list however because we did hang out on the sculpture gardens outside)
3. Koret Playground – located almost on the opposite side of the park. (Plenty of parking on the King drive.)
4. Strawberry Hill water fountains is one of the coolest spots that we like to frequent; you will need a carrier though to climb up and down the steps to this surreal peninsula island.
5. Japanese Tea Garden on the Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive is another place where we hiked that day.
Bonus. Archery and game course for polo and the golden gate park disc golf course along with an actual golf course are located on the far west side.
Golden Gate Park Seafood:
Pick up some freshly caught seafood at the Irving seafood market or try some delicacies at a dozen other authentic Chinese restaurants on the street. I was very lucky to absorb some of the local heritage while learning how to fish at the Pacifica from a multi-generational American-Chinese resident. She also told me about the markets mentioned above.