San Francisco was the first and last stop on out 7 week trip to the USA for a much anticipated white Christmas. I compiled this list of our top 7 things to do in San Francisco with kids so you will have an idea of what to do when planning your trip. San Francisco provided us with our first impressions of the USA and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

Alcatraz ferry

Alcatraz is the most popular attraction for tourists visiting San Francisco, Craig being the history buff in the family said from the outset that he wanted Alcatraz on the itinerary. I was a little concerned to visit Alcatraz with the kids as I wasn’t sure it would be appropriate for them. I am happy to report it was more than suitable for the kids and they really enjoyed it, especially the Alcatraz ferry across to the island.

When I started looking for family friendly hotels in San Francisco, I was looking for something central, well priced and would allow us options to utilise public transport to get around. We only had two full days in San Francisco and I wanted to ensure I used them wisely by choosing one of the great hotels in San Francisco with kids.

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Hire

When we decided we would kick off our White Christmas tour of the USA in San Francisco I knew that I wanted to ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge. There are a number of companies for Golden Gate Bridge bike hire and we chose Blazing Saddles. When I started researching I couldn’t believe how easy it was going to be to organise. The only thing I couldn’t rely on was the weather and being December, there was a chance it could go either way.