Things To Do With Kids in San Francisco Before The Summer Ends

Published May 20, 2015

Back to school? Not quite yet! Here’s a list of things to do with kids in San Francisco before summer’s out and school’s in!

Does it seem that every year, the back to school race just gets earlier? I’m a last minute kind of gal so I don’t start thinking back to school (albeit pre school) until the last week of August. Am I on my own there?

I like my summer to stretch and I know most kids do too, and there are still so many things to do in San Francisco with kids throughout August and even into September that it’s just too soon to be bartering over Cars pencil cases and Batman back packs.

So here’s a list of all the things to do with kids in San Francisco to make the most of the last few weeks of summer!

Story Time 

Avoid a summer slide by visiting the library, this preschool story time at Serramonte Library branch will keep your kids enjoying paper based play and learning.

Union Square Live

Union Square has been hosting daily concerts, dance lessons, literary readings along with the Picklewater Free Circus Festival since July 1st and the party doesn’t stop until September 12th.  Some of the upcoming shows you might want to bring the fam out to include the Alleluia Panis Dance Theater & Jay Loyola performance on September 2nd and the Salsa in the Square with the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble on Wednesday September 12th.

Guided Bird Walk

The guided bird walk is one of the regular monthly things to do with kids in San Francisco with the next one happening on September 1st. If your young one has any interest in birds, then they will love this tour which starts at the garden front gate in Golden Gate Park at 10am. Learn about calls, songs, bone structure and more. Fascinating!

Don’t forget the San Francisco Waterslides!

Get it while you can. You still have time to make the most of the San Francisco waterparks! Here`s a list of the best waterparks in the San Francisco Bay area that I put together this summer!

And of course, another outside adventure that the kids will love before autumn makes itself known is visiting a petting zoo. Here is a list of the best petting zoos in San Francisco Bay.  Again, another great idea for things to do in San Francisco with kids before it`s back to school time!

~ Amber

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