Get up early! Pack some snacks for the hikes. Consider throwing in a spare outfit for your kids (if they're the "get my hands dirty" kind) and a plastic bag for holding dirty clothes.
Start your day off with a bathroom trip before heading to the first stop.
Get up early as the sunrise on the peaks is breathtaking. Watch for foggy days that will impede the views.
Looking for things to do in San Francisco for kids? Check out this full-day family itinerary that explores San Fran’s natural beauty. The city boasts many beautiful parks with striking views of the Bay Area. To begin, get up early and catch the sunrise at Twin Peaks. Then, head over to Billy Goat Hill Park. Enjoy the easy hike up for more great views and a fun photo op. Afterwards, drive over to Lands End to see the old bath houses and explore the trails. From Lands End, make your way to the Cliff House lookout and beach. The kids will like watching the surfers as well as the big waves that crash onto the rocks. By now everyone will have worked up an appetite, so grab some pizza at Pasquale’s Pizzeria. This is a great chance to rest the legs and recharge the batteries for the last two stops. After the pizza fest, drive over to the Golden Gate Park. The kids will have fun running off the pizza at Koret Children’s Quarter. Lastly, and still within the park, check out the roaming bison at the Bison Paddock. As you can see, this day is jam-packed with great stops that offer your kids a break from the typical city sightseeing. These fun family activities in San Francisco are brilliant ways to get the kids out in nature and snap some of the best photo opportunities in the city.