This historic neighborhood at the center of San Fran has been dubbed “The Harlem of the West,” with amazing, live music, cool shopping, and awesome eats. Spend an entire day there exploring.
This experience is definitely not one for the kids – you’re entering into complete and total darkness, and can be a little scary. There are sounds that are relaxing, and sounds that are jarring – it’s not so much a music experience as an auditory one.
Built into the Marina District, this unique spot is located just past the Golden Gate Yacht Club. It was created in 1986 by the Exploratorium. The organ is made out of PVC pipes that connect to the bottom of the bay. The pipes make different sounds when the waves hit them. It’s a truly magical experience.
CAS is a cool place for adults and kids to explore. It can get a little pricey, with an adult ticket starting around $35, but well worth the experience, as the California Academy of Sciences is huge, with an aquarium on the bottom floor. Take your time and wander.
A hidden gem under the Golden Gate Bridge, this civil war-era fort was meant to protect the bay from invading ships that was never in combat – now open to the public.
The Seward Mini Park is not for the kiddos – complete with two steep slides, this is adults-only fun!