30 Fun Family Activities around San Francisco and the Peninsula

  1. Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

  2. Curiodyssey, San Mateo (formerly Coyote Point)

  3. Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Palo Alto

  4. Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose

  5. San Francisco or Oakland Zoo

  6. Free outdoor music during the summer. Thursday evenings at Central Park in San Mateo, Friday evenings at Burton Park in San Carlos or at Courthouse Square in Redwood City.

  7. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito

  8. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose

  9. Fairyland, Oakland

  10. Rockin’ Jump, San Carlos

  11. Ice Skating at Belmont Iceland or Ice Chalet in Foster City

  12. Filoli Gardens and Estate, Woodside

  13. Harley Farms, Pescadero

  14. Hidden Villa, Los Altos

  15. Walk or bike Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo

  16. Musee Mecanique, Pier 45 in San Francisco

  17. California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park

  18. Exploratorium, Pier 15 in San Francisco

  19. The Tech Museum, San Jose

  20. Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland

  21. NASA Ames Visitor Center, San Jose

  22. Children’s Creativity Museum, located at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco

  23. Randall Museum, San Francisco

  24. Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco

  25. Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39 in San Francisco

  26. Bel Mateo Bowl, San Mateo

  27. Mini Golf at Malibu Grand Prix, Redwood City

  28. Lawrence Hall Of Science, Berkeley

  29. Studio Grow, Berkeley

  30. Check out some of the amazing playgrounds San Mateo and its surrounding cities have to offer: