Looking for a fun and kid – friendly tour in a metropolitan city such as San Francisco; known for its designer boutiques, haute cuisine, and world-class art museums, can be challenging.  Here is a trip planner for a family day.

First Stop 

Coffee & Breakfast at Cibo
Walking tour of the historical colonies of “arks” 

On the shoreline of Richardson’s Bay in Sausalito, just five minutes’ drive north of San Francisco, is a small community of about 400 houseboats. It was in this area that Otis Redding co-wrote the song “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay” in 1967. Once a haven for bohemians and hippies, the harbour has since attracted more affluent residents, but the unusual character of the houseboats lives on.

Second  Stop
Muir Woods and Muir Beach

(picnic optional)

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home;
that wildness is a necessity”

– John Muir

There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Northern California air than disappearing into nature.  Muir Woods was the first National Monument created to preserve a living species: the Coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), is the tallest tree species in the world, some are over 1000 years old and as tall as 25-story building.

Read more about Muir Wood’s Day Hikes. 

Muir Beach is a sheltered cove that has a sandy beach with lots of privacy. It’s strikingly beautiful with a creek and nearby dense woods providing opportunities to view wildlife and Muir Beach Overlook used to be a U.S. Army coastal observation post and has spectacular coastal views.  Picnic area provided and watch migrating whales in the winter.

Last ,but not the least, Stop
Fortune Cookie Factory

“You go down this little alley in Chinatown, stop at a door in the wall and enter a Willie Wonkaesque world of fortune cookie goodness.”

The precise Californian city in which the fortune cookie was invented is the subject of perhaps the most heated debate of our time — so heated, that there was actually a mock trial held in the ’80s to settle the dispute, and San Francisco won. These days, the largest manufacturers are in Brooklyn and New York, but as in many instances, San Francisco wins for tiniest, cutest, and making-it-by-handiest — in this case, for fortune cookie manufacturers.
Read more . . . .

Everything we do is with great care and personalized just for you. We’d love to hear about the places and activities that interest you.

I look forward to seeing you soon,

The Platinum Concierge Team
“Service without warmth is arrogance.”

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