On a family vacation in San Francisco, plan to spend a fun morning in Chinatown.
Wander through side streets looking for dragon and lion murals on store walls, watch fortune cookies being made, visit one of oldest Chinese temples in United States, take out lunch, then eat outdoors at four parks with kids’ play areas.
It’s summer in San Francisco!
Best family activities, one for each day of the month.
Museums, exhibits on now, fun food, hikes, free music, best parks, insider secrets (redwood grove, fairy doors, F tram), and more.
Take a hike through Glen Canyon Park in central San Francisco.
Hiking through the canyon, noise of the city disappears, replaced with sounds of birds and wind in the trees. Directions for a loop hike, good for kids of all ages, and easily accessible from BART stop.
Take a scenic ferry ride to Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Ayala Cove, then hike around the island for panoramic views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. Also, read story of a lady lighthouse keeper on the island.
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) begins this week – celebrations include wishes for good fortune, prosperity, long life and abundance in the coming year. Decorations, food, flowers, performances have special meanings and significance.