Browse this page for San Francisco and Bay Area family vacations, destination information, and family vacation packages. Things to do with kids: Ride a cable car; walk under sharks, jump on a carousel; taste marvelous taffy chocolates on the wharf; touch sea stars; listen to a pipe organ; cruise the Bay. Here’s a deal: Checkout the benefits of a San Francisco CityPASS. Back to Northern California or California family vacation ideas.
For families looking for an easy- paced, affordable, urban adventure Oakland delivers one-of-a-kind Northern California experiences – fresh, lively and rewarding.
One of the best ways to slow the advance of the sometimes hectic, often crazy holiday season is narrow your focus, turn off electronic connections and live in the moment. We have assembled a few suggestions ideal for creating your own family traditions.
Share something really cool with your kids- something that must be seen to be explained. The jellies exhibition blends live exhibits of graceful drifters with unusual interactive activities.
Share wine country with our kids. Why not? Welcoming communities, combined with the Napa’s exceptional wines and fine foods, offer visitors the perfect hometown holiday experience with a touch of panache.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the United States and is ranked third best family attraction in the United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide. It definitely deserves a place on any family’s “to-do” list.
From the largest corn maze in the world to ziplining, cow tipping, and corn texting, we have discovered plenty of things to do with kids.
Northern California provides oodles of positive energy and San Francisco maximizes the energy from every angle. It is just naturally a fun place to enjoy sun, sea and city all in the same day.
On the waterfront and fun for all ages, what could be better? Celebrating more than 25 years as the premier festival marketplace on the Bay, it includes specialty shopping, waterfront dining, activities and entertainment.
Just 15 miles from San Francisco and family fun. [Read More]
Located on the San Francisco Peninsula our hotel offers classic guestrooms, cable television, hair dryer and complimentary high-speed internet access. One-and two-bedroom apartment-style suites have fully-equipped kitchen plus separate living areas. Amenities include outdoor pool, concierge desk, complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, banquet facilities, and friendly service. Best Western Plus El Rancho Inn & Suites 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, California 94030. Toll-free 1-800-826-5500, (650) 588-8500 or online.
An Eco-friendly Package. The greener you go the more you save. [Read More]
We are within easy walking distance of Union Square, premium shopping areas, a diverse collection of trendy and upscale restaurants and bars, and a number of major San Francisco tourist attractions. Our hotel offers 550 guest rooms, including 14 suites. Rooms are elegantly appointed and green with luxury. Guests who Leed BY Example receive a complimentary map of San Francisco and a pedometer and can save up to 10% off the room rate by taking part in green programs at the hotel. Intercontinental San Francisco 888 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103. Toll-free 1-888-811-4273 or online.
A Union Square 'Green' Hotel, cozy, charming, luxurious, and eco-friendly. [Read More]
Our charming hotel is an oasis of hospitality just steps away from fashionable Union Square and the Powell Street Cable Car. Relax and rejuvenate in warmly designed guestrooms and suites. Our stylish accommodations feature DVD/CD entertainment centers, TV with surround sound, WiFi, well-lit desks, safes, a mini-bar, iron/ironing board, plush bathrobes plus fitness center, high-speed internet access, valet parking, concierge, a business center, an extensive CD/DVD library, and complimentary Town Car service to Financial District. The Orchard Hotel 665 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94108. Toll-free 1-888-717-2881, (415) 362-8878 or online.
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Family vacationers will enjoy our spacious accommodations. An ideal location makes it easy to access the attractions of San Francisco, and the beaches of Santa Cruz. We’re also just two miles from the superb shops and restaurants of downtown Palo Alto as well as the campus of world-renowned Stanford University and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Our beautiful Palo Alto hotel accommodations were recently upgraded to exhibit a modern guest-room experience.
Super 8 Palo Alto - Stanford - Palo Alto, CA
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Ca 94306
Reservations: 1-800-800-8000 Contact: 650-493-9085
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Enjoy an exciting family vacation to Monterey Bay with our Family Packages. [Read More]
We are a family friendly hotel near the Monterey Bay Aquarium, offering spacious family suites, free hot breakfast, and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
Located walking distance from family friendly restaurants and just three miles Cannery Row. Reserve your family package online for the best rates.Comfort Inn by the Sea Hotel - Monterey, CA.
1252 Munras Avenue, Monterey, California 93940
Contact: 831-372-2908 Reservations: 888-930-7666
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
San Francisco Dream Weddings. Creativity, cuisine, and service are our claim to fame. [Read More]
Checkout our awesome all-inclusive wedding or reception packages and join with us to create your own "Day of Dreams". Our hotel has several venues to create the ambiance for the perfect reception, whether it is traditional, elegant, fun or a style of your own. We can host receptions for 25 to 700 guests. We specialize in providing meticulous attention to every detail and we will be with you from the initial visit through the conclusion of your nuptials. Crowne Plaza 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, California 94404. (650) 570-5700 or online.
Explore Downtown San Francisco with the Family. [Read More]
Ideally located in the heart of the fashionable theatre district, the Warwick San Francisco Hotel is perfect for family vacationers with interests in the arts. Visit the must see attractions such as Chinatown, Alcaratz Island, the Golden Gate Park and all the shopping, dining and sightseeing opportunities you can imagine!
Warwick San Francisco Hotel
490 Geary Street San Francisco CA 94102
Email: email@example.com or online.
We are affordable and a pet friendly hotel in Monterey. [Read More]
Located three miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A perfect friendly place for families. Our hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, free wireless Internet access, hot tub and sauna, and deep sea diving amenities such as outdoor rinse stations and shower facilities for cleaning wetsuits and other scuba equipment. Comfort Inn Monterey Bay - CA,
2050 North Fremont Street, Monterey, California 93940
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Take a family vacation to the Golden Gateway. [Read More]
Stay with us at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway and enjoy advantages such as onsite restaurants, an outdoor heated swimming pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Find yourself near all the top attractions that San Francisco has to offer.
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco California 94109
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
Tour San Francisco with the whole family! [Read More]
Explore the beauty of the beaches surrounding the Bay area. Don’t miss out on a single San Francisco attraction! Our tour package offers the best SF sightseeing combined with luxurious accommodations for the whole family.
Gateway Inn & Suites Hotel
516 El Camino Road San Bruno California 94066
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Offering great Monterey Hotel Packages. Stay in a National Historic Landmark. [Read More]
Located in Pacific Grove, California near Monterey, the Centrella Inn invites families to discover the area’s wide array of stunning beaches, shops, restaurants, art galleries and cultural sites. For more than a century, the award-winning Centrella Inn has unforgettable getaways and family vacations on the Monterey Peninsula.
Plan your next Monterey getaway with one of our exciting hotel packages. From outdoor adventures and water activities to wine tasting and relaxing spa days, the Centrella Inn offers it all!
Centrella Bed & Breakfast Inn. Monterey Peninsula
612 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, California, 93950
Reservation: 800-233-3372 Contact: 831-372-3372 Fax: 831-372-2036
Email: Reserve@CentrellaInn.com or visit online.
Perfect spot to stay with kids while sightseeing. [Read More]
Our guest rooms feature stunning views of the city, high-speed internet access and the comfort of the Serenity Bed by Hilton plus Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath amenities, granite counter tops, curved shower rod, hair dryer and lighted magnifying mirror. We offer a children's menu, family video rental, cribs, high chairs, playpen, and are pet friendly. Make use of our fitness room, and our full-service day spa. Family Holiday Package includes: deluxe guest room, overnight parking, complimentary kids movie, milk and cookies platter. Hilton San Francisco Financial District 750 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 433-6600 or online. [Read Less]
Stay in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea with your kids. [Read More]
We offer a wonderful selection of amenities and hotel room accommodation to fit your family’s needs. Our hotel sits along the majestic Northern California coastline close to the legendary Pebble Beach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and some of the best attractions on the west coast. Best Western Carmel's hotel also offers the finest vacation packages.
Best Western Town House Lodge Hotel
Corner of San Carlos Street and Fifth Avenue, Carmel, California 93921
Phone: 831-624-1261 or
Experience the ultimate in comfort with your family in our Berkeley, California accommodation. [Read More]
Each room and suite is individually decorated, with the unique charms of authentic antique furnishings and modern amenities, including fireplaces, refrigerators and microwaves, in some rooms.
Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705
Reservations: 1-800-992-9005 or www.rosegardeninn.com/
Located on San Francisco’s stylish Embarcadero waterfront, our certified green hotel is the perfect choice for families seeking a pleasant and charming alternative to chain hotels. [Read More]
Indulge in an appealing San Francisco boutique hotel inspired by European sensibility and enjoy exceptional amenities that include well-appointed guestrooms and luxury suites, delectable on site dining at Perry's on the Embarcadero. Experience what was voted "Best Boutique Hotel" and "Best 24 Hour Getaway" by San Francisco Magazine.
155 Steuart St, San Francisco, California 94105
Contact: 415-495-2100 or www.hotelgriffon.com