we spent right about 24 hours in SF. while i think a good 3 day trip is the perfect amount of time for adults, you can get a lot covered in 24hrs with kids. the kids did great walking, better than i expected. i put elle and jack in the double stroller. initially i was hesitant about pushing it around the city but it wasn’t bad. i even took it through chinatown. we alternated between the double stroller and the ergo + backpack carrier. i was surprised at the restaurants and how accommodating they were with our big stroller. we had such a great time and i’m so happy the kids got to see the city.
24 hrs in the city
3pm late lunch at house of nanking- its a MUST! we stumbled upon this place over 10 years ago and its still just as good.
walk through chinatown
ghiradelli and walk down to the water to get a glimpse of the bridge
walk down to pier 39 to see the sea lions + alcatraz
trish’s donuts for a late night snack, head back to the hotel
breakfast at dotties or mama’s. la boulange if you don’t want to wait in line
walk over to mr. holmes bakehouse if you’re at dotties. they open at 7 and sell out quick. i got to the door to see a sold out sign. tears
if you’re at mama’s watch the ladies do tai chi in washington square park. also a great place to let the kids play while your significant other stands in line.
walk over to union square and ride a trolley
lunch at boudin, because its an SF staple (although i have to say pike’s place chowder wins hands down for me)
walk down chestnut street in cow hollow and window shop.
lay on the grass at great meadow while the kids run around. you’ll have a great view of the city + golden gate bridge
drive over the bridge on the way out
if you have extra time
giants stadium tour- i’ve never done this but a friend who lived in SF said its awesome and kids love it
walk the golden gate bridge
shopping in union square