fun to do kids south of market st san francisco california   Travel for Kids
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San Francisco - South of Market St.

  Yerba Buena Gardens – Yerba Buena Gardens has something for kids of all ages, summer or winter, indoors or outdoors. Ride on a beautifully restored vintage carousel, play in the large playground, go behind a waterfall, make your own art creations in the Children's Creativity Museum, ice skating and bowling. The Metreon has plenty of fun food options, bring your lunch and spread out on the grass.
      Check the calendar for children's events.
      LeRoy King Carousel – This historic carousel came from Playland-at-the Beach, an early 20th century amusement park at Ocean Beach. The horses on the carousel have been beautifully restored, down to the horse hair tails on the horses. Fun for the little ones.
    Children's Garden – In the Children's Garden, relax in the playground with a climbing structures, slippery slides and tubular slides, a sandbox (with water for your sand creations), a pint-sized hedge maze, chimes. Tables and chairs in the shade.
      Children's Creativity Museum This art and technology center has hands-on fun for kids and parents. In the Animation Studio create animated movies, or produce your own music, stories, art creations, inventions.
      Ice Skating Center and Bowling Center – Older kids will want to try ice skating (year round), or go bowling. The 12 lane Bowling Center has kid-size bowling balls, and bowling classes.
    Martin Luther King Jr. Waterfall – On a warm day, this waterfall is a wonderful place to play. Dabble little fingers in the water, trace the water flow from the upper pool, down a series of "cataracts" into the lower pool. Go behind the waterfall several times (you might get a little wet). Next to the waterfall is the Esplanade, a wide grassy area to run around. Bring a picnic and sit out in the sun like lizards.
  SFMOMA (San Franciso Museum of Modern Art) – SFMOMA is a fun museum for kids to experience modern art.
    All the details for what to see and tips for visiting the museum with kids, on our blog: SFMOMA
salesforce park
  Salesforce Park – Rooftop city park, check out free games, art and reading carts, children's play area, colorful tables, chairs, grass for outdoor picnics, gardens from around the world. In summer, free toddler programs and music at lunchtime.
    Park is located on top of the Salesforce Transit Center, between 2nd and Beale Streets, Howard and Mission Streets.

Fun food


The Metreon is perfect to pick up lunch or snacks, from noodles, to pizza, soup, sandwiches, crepes, Thai, Vietnamese, hamburgers, salads, vegetarian, cupcakes, and pastries. Eat in the food court, or go outside into the gardens and picnic on the grass in nice weather.

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