Now that spring has sprung and we have more daylight to play, here are some of our favorite San Francisco streets for a leisurely stroll. These San Francisco spots are the prettiest around to take in the sights and sounds of the city and enjoy with your family. So slow down, smell the roses, and just go for a walk. Once you’re there, these everyday San Francisco moments will be that much more enjoyable that you’ll be humming to yourself, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”
Mr. Rogers couldn’t have been any more right. Indeed it is.
For a more trendy slant on a San Francisco stroll, head to Hayes Valley. With its corner cafes, restaurants, and hip boutiques, it’s easy to see why this is a popular neighborhood spot to take a walk. Popular pit stop for the kiddos is Patricia’s Green, with play structure to climb, as well as grassy area for your four-legged companions. And smack dab in the middle of Hayes Valley you’ll find an Instagram-worthy open area called Proxy – complete with juice shop, ice cream and coffee shop, upscale apparel, rotating food trucks, and this spring, even an outdoor movie experience (check their website for full details). Hayes Valley makes for a chic city stroll for the whole family.
Good to Know: Street parking can be tricky on the weekends, especially during brunch hours, so be prepared to loop around a few times for street parking. There is limited parking at nearby parking garages, and for those on public transportation, easy flat walk from Market Street from Muni or BART.
Where do you and your kids love to stroll in San Francisco? Comment below!