San Francisco Kids

Kids neighborhood
Children’s Creativity Museum
221 4th St., Financial District
Block out a good chunk of hours for a trip here: Depending on your little one's interests, it's likely that they'll fall into a creative vortex. There's an animation studio, where they can build clay characters and create stop-motion videos; a community lab full of physical puzzles that will enlist all of their different creative problem solving skills; an innovation lab where they get a box of materials and have to invent something specific; a music studio where they can make their own music videos in front of a green screen and edit in GarageBand; and then our favorite, which is a tech lab where young coders learn how to build simple video games.
Julius Kahn Playground
West Pacific Ave. & Spruce St., Presidio
Inspired by the playgrounds in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, this beloved spot is particularly good for older kids, as much of the climbing equipment is more challenging than your typical slide structure. That said, there's a designated spot for smaller kids that's not as intimidating. There are also hiking trails throughout the Presidio (with views of the Golden Gate Bridge), along with tennis and basketball courts and playing fields.
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