San Francisco. It’s been a muse for great writing, film, music and more. While Market Street is bustling with tourists from all over, hopping on the Powell and Hyde Street cable cars, taking pictures and pointing excitedly, we forget what the fuss is about. Well, it’s time to remember why our city by the bay is so special. So, grab your little ones and embark on a city adventure and take pride in all that San Francisco has to offer. To get you started, we have five awesome places that your little explorers will love.

The Mission

In this vibrant community that is known as the heart of the city, the Mission District has a variety of things to do, eateries, bakeries and more. Take your little ones to explore the many murals on a walking tour or play at the colorful Mission playground.

photo credit: Rachel Glaves

— Nicki Richesin