Travel with a toddler isn’t easy. They may have bursts of energy at one time, but then demand to be carried unable to walk a single step another time. I’ve traveled with the little not to San Francisco 3 or 4 times now (wow, seriously!) We usually spend about a week there and stay around Union Square/FiDi. It’s way too difficult to drag a stroller on non-BART public transport. So I’ve walked a lot around Central San Francisco pushing our stroller along the hilly streets. I already listed 3 places to visit in San Francisco. Those are still great places to take your family as well. But I wanted to add a few more places that are easier for little ones. These activities are both kid and adult friendly and free.
Best Free Places in San Francisco with a toddler
1. Cable car museum
Cable cars are an iconic part of San Francisco’s essence. The little one already knows them well and loves the sound of the bell as we walk around town. I went to the Cable car museum for the first time our last visit. I enjoyed walking through Chinatown to Nob Hill (watch the hilly streets on California and Sacramento though!) The museum itself is small with everything displayed on the upper level. But it has great memorabilia and showed the inner workings of cable cars as well.
1201 Mason Street (Washington Mason Powerhouse)
2. Yerba Buena playground