Fairmont San Francisco Family Travel

Family Travel

Family fun starts at Fairmont San Francisco, the perfect place to launch off for a family-friendly adventure.

A family vacation is not complete without a trip to PIER 39 located on Fisherman's Wharf. The PIER is full of great restaurants and fun attractions. Visit the resident sea lions who mysteriously took over the PIER's marina after the 1989 earthquake or take a spin on the double-decker San Francisco Carousel. There's endless fun for everyone at PIER 39.

Aquarium of the Bay
Located at PIER 39, Aquarium of the Bay is the place to discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life. The aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sharks, rays, octopus, jellyfish, river otters and many more.

Blue & Gold Fleet
A premier provider of ferry and water excursion services for more than 40 years, Blue & Gold Fleet offers the quintessential San Francisco Bay experience. Select from a one-hour San Francisco Bay Cruise, Escape from the Rock Cruise around Alcatraz Island and a daily Sunset Cruise.

SkyStar Wheel
Soar 15 stories above Golden Gate Park in America’s largest traveling observation wheel. Standing 150 feet in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse, the SkyStar Observation Wheel features 36 gondolas boasting unparalleled views from downtown San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Enjoy a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit this fun and interactive children’s museum located on 7.5 acres of National Park land on the bay near Sausalito. The museum boasts hands-on indoor/outdoor experiences for kids of all ages.

San Francisco Zoo
Located seven miles from Fairmont San Francisco and nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis and home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals.