Presidio Heights
If you’re looking to make your kid a standout at the playground, head over to Sacramento Street in San Francisco (blocks 3300-3600 in particular) to check out the adorably unique gear at Honeys & Heroes, Dottie Doolittle and Brooks Shoes for Kids. Polish off their new look with a quick and painless haircut at Snippety Crickets (they’re experts at trimming tots’ locks ). Nearby Laurel Village, between Spruce and Laurel on California Street, is a treasure trove of kid-friendly shopping with bright, cheery window displays and stroller-wide aisles. Be sure to check out StrideRite, a veteran establishment well-known for its quality kid shoes. If you have time, pop into one of the two non-chain grocery stores just to remember the olden days: grocers with fresh flowers and butcher’s counters! PS– Have a child who’s under one? Don’t leave without at stop at the Day One Center on Locust Street. Dealing in all gear baby-related, if they don’t have it, you don’t need it.

More to Explore (with kiddies in tow):

Solano Ave, Part 1

Solano Ave, Part 2

Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park

the Presidio and Crissy Field

Farmer’s Market & China Camp State Park

Marin Organic, U-Pick


Presidio Heights


Larkspur’s Magnolia Street

Mt Tam and the West Point Inn

San Francisco’s Bernal Heights

Berkeley’s Fourth Street