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Best areas to stay in San Francisco for families

Every year, thousands of families visit San Francisco to enjoy the incredible attractions available in the majestic City by the Bay.

To make it easier to decide where to stay, we've rounded up the most popular areas for families to stay.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf is located in the northeastern part of the city and has some of the most popular shops and tourist attractions in the city.

This area is a family favourite, and it's not hard to see why: PIER 39, Ghirardelli Square and the Wharf are just a few popular destinations within the neighborhood.

There is plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy, from the sea lions basking in the sun to street performances and top seafood restaurants.

Union Square

Union Square is located in the heart of San Francisco and has countless restaurants, department and boutique stores, and entertainment options for the whole family.

Take the family for a ride on one of the historic cable cars or easily hop on BART or Muni to explore the other neighborhoods of San Francisco.

If you are in San Francisco during the holiday season, be sure to take a twirl on the ice-skating rink and visit the many department store displays.

Nob Hill and Russian Hill

Nob Hill and Russian Hill provide some of the most iconic views of the city.

Here you will also find the famous 'crookedest street', Lombard Street.

Take the iconic cable car from your hotel to Lombard Street or use it to visit other neighborhoods, including Union Square, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf.

North Beach

Due its rich Italian heritage, families love this neighbourhood for the abundance of family style restaurants and gelato parlours.

Washington Square Park anchors the neighborhood, where locals come to practice morning tai chi or enjoy coffee.

Families can easily take Muni or hike up Telegraph Hill to visit the historic Coit Tower, a popular place to explore and take in the views.

You might also hear or glimpse the famous wild parrots of Telegraph Hill, which call this neighborhood home.

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