Activities and Family Activities in San Francisco
Discover San Francisco
San Francisco offers more chances to get outside and enjoy nature than you might expect. There are outdoor activities and adventures that suit travelers of any age or fitness level. In fact, some of the most beautiful natural views of San Francisco are right within the city limits!
San Francisco is one of the most outdoors-loving cities in the country, with as many options for adventures as there are types of enthusiasts who enjoy them, from casual recreationists to pro triathletes to trail-loving hippies. The city’s varied geography beckons adventure, with the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and several mountain ranges combining for a world-class outdoor playground. And that’s not to mention the 47 hills of the city itself, as well as Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, a former Army base whose trails and towering redwoods provide a pristine oasis in the urban landscape.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take their pick of spectacular state and national parks, from Angel Island State Park, located smack in the middle of San Francisco Bay, all the way to Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of the national park system.