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San Francisco: Vacation ideas for the family
For an elongated "wow" from the whole family, San Francisco is hard to beat. Steep streets suddenly drop off, leaving your kid's stomach somewhere in mid-air. Who needs roller coasters when you can experience sparkling sailboats, fluttering in the Bay past Alcatraz Island. Policemen on horseback gallop along Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park. This is a fairy tale city for kids of all ages.
San Francisco has a goodie bag of activities -- no wonder it's a top family travel destination. From specialty kids' museums (Zeum, Exploratoreum) and eye-popping cultural experiences (Chinatown for lunch, Mexican Mission District for dinner?) to outdoor activities (in-line skating, anyone?) and novelty travel (walking tours into the Gold Rush days) there's more than enough to do -- even before a trip to Sean Connery's Rock!