Travel Options & Tools
San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Discovery Museum
This museum features hands-on exhibits for children. Kids can climb on a
fishing boat, learn to ride a unicycle, create clay animation movies.
Cable Car Barn & Museum
1201 Mason/Washington (M,5)
Visitors come here to learn about one of San Francisco's most enduring icons,
the cable car. Displays on the history of San Francisco's cable cars include
information on how they work, how they developed, and how they are built.
Hershey Factory & Visitor Center
120 South Sierra Ave., Oakdale.
Visitors enjoy free tours showing the process of making Hershey chocolate from
cocoa beans to candy bars. The world of Hershey is vast, and guests get to see
it all. Free samples of the end product are available.
Located at the Academy, Golden Gate Park/8th Ave. (C, 10)
Part of Golden Gate Park, this attraction is renowned for its star and sky
shows. Bringing the universe to guests, the Planetarium also features a
Laserium, a laser light and music show.
Beach/Embarcadero (M, 2)
San Francisco's version of the old-fashioned boardwalk, this site features
over 100 specialty shops, 10 restaurants and family attractions including
Turbo Ride, the Venetian Carousel and the famous California sea lions.
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat/Great Hwy. (A, 13)
This world-renowned zoo is home to over 1,000 exotic, wild and domestic
animals housed on dozens of acres. Guest should make a note to visit the
primate center, penguin island and the children's petting zoo.
At the Academy, GG Park/8th Ave. (C, 10)
Another part of the science offerings of Golden Gate Park, the Steinhart
Aquarium holds more than 1,000 species of salt and fresh water fishes,
reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals and even penguins. Visitors should look
out for feeding times!
PIER 39 (M,2)
This World takes you right to the fish in a very unique way! UnderWater World
is America's first "under the sea" aquarium experience. Visitors walk through
the all-new 707,000-gallon aquarium in sea-through tunnels. Guests get to get
much closer to marine life than conventional aquariums allow.
No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to America's most
famous prison. No one has ever escaped from "the Rock" to tell the tale. This
prison housed some of America's most feared criminals in the middle of San
Francisco bay. Closed for over several decades, Alcatraz is one of San
Francisco's most visited attractions. Visitors tour the island and get a taste
of life "on the inside."
Golden Gate Bridge
This landmark is a symbol of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bridge is an
architectural marvel, and is one of the longest suspension bridges in the
world. The two towers are purposely out of alignment in order to compensate
for the curvature of the earth. It's orange shape is beautiful to behold,
whether it is on a clear day, or peaking above the rolling fog of the bay.
Visitors should drive across it, take photographs of it, and enjoy this