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With parks, museums, sea lions and cable cars all nearby, children will have no shortage of things to do when they stay at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.
The Five-Star hotel offers coloring books, games and DVDs from the hotel library — you can even arrange for a family movie night, complete with popcorn. The Sports Club/LA pool is off-limits to guests under 16, but kids can head to the pool at the Marriott Marquis, just around the corner from Four Seasons San Francisco.
Overall, the best way to keep a child happy in San Francisco is to let the concierge direct you to one of the city’s family-friendly sights. If you’re looking for something free and fun with the family, head to the Huntington Park playground on top of Nob Hill, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or watch the sea lions at Pier 39. Pack a picnic lunch (which you can order through room service) and head to Golden Gate Park, where kids can ride the merry-go-round, hop on a paddle boat or play ball. Or ask the concierge for help planning a trip to Alcatraz, the San Francisco Zoo or a museum with hands-on activities for kids — the Exploratorium Museum and Zeum are good bets. You’re in a city, so of course there’s movies, IMAX shows, ice skating and bowling, but for a distinctly San Francisco experience, ride on the cable cars, hit Chinatown for lunch, ride the carousel at Yerba Buena Gardens or watch the chocolate makers at work in Ghirardelli Square.