The Best Things To Do With Kids In The Presidio
Biking the Golden Gate: Start the bike ride at Crissy Field, go up the hill (it's a big one!), pedal across that big red bridge, and then cruise down the hill to Sausalito. Have some gelato or even dinner in Sausalito and then take the ferry back to the Embarcadero. Ferry cost: $12.50/adult, $7.50/kid. Last ferry at 7:20 pm.
The Walt Disney Family Museum: Life and legacy of Walt Disney geared toward adults and older children. I've heard some people say it's a bit boring, but if you're a big Disney nerd, don't miss it. Cost: $25/adult $15/6-17, under 6 free. Hours: Wed-Mon 10 am-6 pm, closed Tuesdays.
Yoda Fountain: Did you know that George Lucas called San Francisco home? The big machines that pull crates off the loading docks were his inspiration for the AT-STs. You can see them just before crossing the Bay Bridge on the Oakland side. The Yoda fountain is stationed outside of Lucasfilm Studios. If you walk inside the lobby, you will be treated to more Star Wars memorabilia. Free.
The Palace of Fine Arts: They built this for the World's Fair in 1912. It wasn't supposed to be permanent, but just LOOK at it and you'll see why they kept it. Pretty impressive especially considering the whole city burned to the ground after the 1906 earthquake. Free.
Baker Beach: This is where the first Burning Man art festival took place in 1986. Now Burning Man is in the desert and draws over 70k people, but it all started here! You'll get a great view of the Golden Gate but you will be cold. At the end, it turns into a nude beach. Half the people here are wearing 3 coats and the other half are naked. San Francisco in a nutshell.
Mrs Doubtfire House: Technically this is in Pac Heights, but it's worth a stop. Robin Williams was another famous SF resident and you'll see little mementos to him outside this famous house. (2640 Steiner St)