San Francisco With Teens

Photo Credit: W Mustafeez via photopin cc

Photo Credit: W Mustafeez via photopin cc

So you’re off on your holidays to San Fran, but there’s one problem – you’re travelling with the teenager, or teenagers, in your life, and you want to keep them as occupied as possible.

So, what can you do?

Here are a few tips

Union Square

For shopping, entertainment, shows, and street entertainers, you can’t beat a visit to Union Square. Situated near the theatre district, so it’s perfect for before or after a show, Union Square has plentiful department stores, meaning your teen can spend those hard earned dollars, with plenty of cheaper stores too. Street performers and a large amphitheatre add to the vision, with restaurants and cafes for a pitstop.

Golden Gate Park

Just like Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park will be a teen winner, due to the wide open spaces, and if you have a skate lover in your midst, then this is a winner too. This is one of the largest parks in the world, and we all know how teenagers love their space! Gardens, museums, Japanese tea gardens and the San Francisco Botanical gardens add to the mix.

Cable Car adventure

To get a back in time feel of San Francisco, with a little added thrill, a cable car is the way to go. Heading through the neighbourhoods and sights of the city, around Union Square, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, amongst other areas, the cable car will thrill your teenager. For a little extra, many recommend heading up Nob Hill and hanging off the running boards.


This is famous, so no matter who you’re travelling with, it’s a definite must visit. The former prison is no longer in use, with the last in-mate having left in1963, but the audio tour will mean your teen will learn something along the way, and the rather dark history will surely grip their attention.


Do you have a teen who loves their sport? Baseball is big news in San Fran, with two huge teams calling it their home. If you can get cheap tickets to a game, your teen will no doubt love the atmosphere and get right into the game. Choose between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, the choice is yours!

These are just a few ideas for things to do with the teen in your life on a visit to San Francisco, there are obviously countless more, but for sheer mainstream attractions, there are some of the best.

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