San Francisco Baby Activities


It’s not uncommon for new parents to get a bit of cabin fever after bringing baby home from the hospital. It can seem like you spend all of your time at the house or indoors if either of you has returned to work. While many parents love the idea of getting out and about with their little one, most don’t know what to do or where to go with their infant. Continue reading to learn a bit more about three of our favorite San Francisco baby activities to help keep you from going stir crazy.


Playgrounds are at the top of our San Francisco baby activities list because they are plentiful in and around the city. They also often offer a variety of activities and easy access for parents with strollers or carriers. The Golden Gate State Park’s Koret Children’s Corner is one of our favorite playgrounds because there are large grassy areas that are perfect for some outdoor play, a stroll with baby in tow, or a little picnic for your family. The Park also offers a unique concrete slide, rope climbing structure, and historic carousel which makes this a great stop for parents with older children.


Gardens are another great addition to our San Francisco baby activities list because they offer some incredible scenery to take in while you enjoy the fresh air with your baby. If you are planning to stop by Golden Gate State Park, the Conservatory of Flowers is well worth your time with its butterfly garden as well as indoor/outdoor gardens. If you want to venture into the heart of the city, Yerba Buena Gardens not only boasts beautiful gardens but also has museums, an Ice Skating Center, Bowling Alleys, and plenty of free outdoor performances, so there is always something to take in as you explore the grounds and their surroundings.

The Zoo

If you’d prefer to take a walk on the wild side, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is a 99-acre park with seven unique areas featuring animals from all over the world. The inherently child-friendly atmosphere of the zoo makes it one of our favorite San Francisco baby activities. In addition to the animals, there is also a Sensory Garden located in the Fisher Family Children’s Zoo portion of the park. Older kids may also want to take a ride on the miniature steam train or enjoy the onsite playground. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong with this one.