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Family Attractions
A wealth of family-oriented attractions awaits you in the Bay Area. It's a giant "playground" for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy the area's many attractions, exhibits and museums with this handy reference to family entertainment.

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The only walking tour of Alcatraz. Home to Al "Scarface" Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly.
Daily tours depart Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, Pier 33. 981-7625

Aquarium of the Bay
Walk through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels where visitors are within inches of marine animals indigenous to the Bay.
PIER 39. 1-888-SEA-DIVE

Asian Art Museum
One of the largest Asian art collections in the Western world, over 13,000 art objects spanning 6,000 years of history.
200 Larkin/McAllister 581-3500

Blue & Gold Fleet
Spectacular 1-hour narrated tour of the San Francisco Bay. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz.
PIER 39, 773-1188

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour
Facts, myths & legends of SF & the Boudin Bakery. Open Mon.-Sun. 10am-7pm. Admission includes trip to tasting room.
160 Jefferson/Mason 928-1849

Cable Car Barn & Museum
Displays the history of San Francisco’s cable cars and the underground cables that pull the cars along the tracks.
1201 Mason/ Washington 474-1887

Cable Car Charters
Two hour city & earthquake tour by motorized cable car! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge. See Chinatown, Presidio, more!
2766 Taylor/Jefferson 596-9929

de Young Museum
American art from the 17th through 20th centuries and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific in a state-of-the-art new facility.
GG Park 863-3330

Escape From The Rock Cruise
A 90-minute journey under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Hear notorious criminals’ chilling stories.
Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39 773-1188

An interactive science museum housed in the Palace of Fine Arts. Reservations are required for the Tactile Dome.
3601 Lyon/Marina Blvd. 561-0360

Fort Point National Historic Site Under the south portal of the Golden Gate Bridge, this museum provides a historical overview of the fort.
Foot of Long Ave. 556-1693

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop A San Francisco visit wouldn’t be complete without a hot fudge sundae from this famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square, 771-4903

GoCAR Rentals Computer guided talking scooter cars! Hourly, daily rentals. See the San Francisco most visitors never see!
2715 Hyde/North Point (800) 914-6227

Haas-Lilienthal House
This Victorian survived the 1906 Earthquake. Authentic furnishings and San Francisco artifacts. Tours Wed., Sat., Sun. only.
2007 Franklin/Washington 441-3004

Hard Rock Cafe All-American favorites, lively atmosphere, original rock ‘n roll memorabilia. Lunch and dinner. Open until midnight Fri. and Sat.
PIER 39 956-2013

Jelly Belly
Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and take the free factory tour. Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. Visit the cafe, java bar and gift store.
(800) 953-5592

Levi Strauss & Co. Visitors Center
See the colorful history of a company whose products, marketing and business practices shaped popular culture. Levi’s Plaza, 1155 Battery/Union

Niketown is proud to support athletes and the dreams they chase! For the latest in Nike fashion and fitness stop by Niketown SF.
278 Post/Stockton 392-6453

Rainforest Cafe®
A Wild Place to Shop and Eat®! An adventure through a realistic indoor rain forest! Menu reflects cuisines of the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean.
145 Jefferson/Taylor 440-5610

Red & White Fleet
Golden Gate Bridge Cruise. Under the Bridge, along the Wharf, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island & Alcatraz. Narrated in six languages.
Pier 43 1/2 or call 447-0597

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
This museum of the odd and unusual was inspired by the 1920s newspaper column "Believe It Or Not!"
175 Jefferson/Mason. 771-6188

San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures
Cross Golden Gate Bridge/Sausalito on classic Fire Engine. Departs from the Cannery (Beach St.). Charters. 333-7077

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
20th Century art in a variety of media. The museum is closed Wednesday.
151 3rd St./Mission (N8) 357-4000

San Francisco Railway Museum
See how streetcars and cable cars helped build and still energize one of the world’s greatest cities. Free. 77 Steuart/Market 974-1978

San Francisco Zoo
All-new African Savanna habitat featuring unique viewing areas, a giraffe lodge and children’s nature play area.
Sloat/Great Hwy. (A, 13) 753-7080

Scootcar Rentals
SF’s only scooter & Scootcar rental shop! Mobility Scooters! Hourly, daily & weekly rates. Open 7 days from 9am.
431 Beach/Taylor 567-7994

SF Maritime National Historical Park
Hyde St. Pier Historic Ships, Maritime
Museum (closed), Visitors Center Fisherman’s Wharf 447-5000

SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Restored WWII Liberty Ship. Engines can be observed in operation on steaming weekend. Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, 544-0100

Steinhart Aquarium
Over 1,000 species of salt and fresh water fishes, reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals and even penguins.
At the Academy, 875 Howard/4th St. 750-7145

Turbo Ride 3D/4D Adventures
Climb aboard the ultimate thrill ride for a spectacular 4D Special FX Experience. Feel the action like never before! PIER 39 392-TURBO

USS Pampanito Submarine
Authentic WWII submarine. Exclusive iPod audio tour features voices of Pampanito crewmen. National Historic landmark.
Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 45 775-1943

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf
It's all new! Visit your old friends and meet new stars. See the art and mystery of wax sculpting.
145 Jefferson/Mason. (800) 439-4305

Winchester Mystery House
Find out why Sarah Winchester built a 160-room house with doors, stairs and passageways leading nowhere.
San Jose. (408) 247-2101

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