Activities in San Francisco for Babysitters with Kids
We at Destination Sitters can suggest some general activities that babysitters can do with kids in San Francisco:
- Visit Golden Gate Park: This huge park has many attractions for children, such as the playground, the carousel, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the California Academy of Sciences.
- Go to the Exploratorium: This interactive museum is perfect for kids who love to learn and discover new things. It has over 600 exhibits that are designed to engage children’s curiosity.
- Ride a cable car: Kids will love riding the iconic cable cars of San Francisco, especially if you take them on a route that goes up and down the city’s famous hills.
- Visit the San Francisco Zoo: This zoo has over 1,000 animals from around the world, and it’s a great place for kids to learn about wildlife and conservation.
- Explore Fisherman’s Wharf: This waterfront district has many family-friendly attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Bay, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and the Musée Mécanique (a collection of antique arcade machines).
- Take a ferry to Alcatraz Island: Older kids will enjoy exploring the former prison and learning about its history. The ferry ride itself is also a fun experience.
- Visit the Children’s Creativity Museum: This museum is designed specifically for children and offers hands-on activities in art, music, and technology.
- Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge: Kids will love the views from this iconic bridge, and it’s a great way to get some exercise and fresh air.
- Go to a Giants baseball game: If your child is a fan of sports, take them to see the San Francisco Giants play at Oracle Park. The stadium is located right on the waterfront and offers beautiful views.
These are just a few ideas, but there are many other fun and educational activities for babysitters to do with kids in San Francisco.
About the Author: Yvonne Wonder
As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.
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