Weekend in San Francisco
Family Friendly Attractions - Part 2
In Part 1 of Family Friendly Attractions in San Francisco we went to the California Academy of Sciences: Spend a Day at the California Academy of Sciences
Next up on our weekend itinerary was the San Francisco Zoo.
The San Francisco Zoo is located on the outskirts of San Francisco nestled against the Pacific Ocean on one side and Lake Merced on the other side along the Great Highway. The Great Highway runs along the city's western edge along the Pacific Coast and Ocean Beach. The SF Zoo is home to approximately 1,000 animals, 250 different species and gardens full of native and foreign plants. The SF Zoo is a fun trip for kids of all ages as there are lots of things to see and do at this zoo.
Plan Your Route Through the SF Zoo:
The SF Zoo is still quite large (or bigger than a few zoos I've been to) and depending on what age kids your traveling with, you may want to try to plan your route through the zoo accordingly.
The different areas of the zoo are shown in the picture below and the route we took is detailed in order below. Based on our experience, it worked well for us. We were able to visit all of the different areas of the zoo in a little over 2 hours and likely could have spent more time there if we'd chosen to do so.