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Angel Island State Park
P.O. Box 866 , Tiburon, CA (415) 435-1915

Angel Island State Park, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is rich in both beauty and history. The island offers stunning views of San Francisco, the Marin Headlands ...more»

Antioch WaterPark
4701 Lone Tree Way , Antioch, CA (925) 776-3070

Ooooooooh! This place is so cool! It's a fantastic city-run water park for families with children under 14 years old. Children under 9 must be supervised by someone at least 1 ...more»

Aqua Adventure Waterpark
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway , Fremont, CA (510) 494-4426

Head out to the warmer East Bay and enjoy Aqua Adventures, an outdoor waterpark operated by the City of Fremont. Kids will love the tower of waterslides, a lazy river, a kiddi ...more»

Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center (UCSF Mission Bay)
1675 Owens Street (415) 514-4545

The Bakar Fitness and Recreation Center is an exciting place in the ever-growing Mission Bay neighborhood. The facility caters to the UCSF community and surrounding areas such ...more»

Balboa Swimming Pool
Havelock Street and San Jose Avenue (415) 337-4701

Balboa Pool is a nice, clean indoor pool with ample changing areas, bleachers, and a nice, grassy area outside. In the summer, kids can swim and lay out in the sun to dry off. ...more»

Brentwood Family Aquatic Complex
195 Griffith Lane , Brentwood, CA (925) 516-5430

This is one of the smaller waterparks in the area. For protection of slides and pools wear swim suits without metal or hard plastic zipper or attachments. For infants in diape ...more»

Brisbane Community Pool
2 Solano Street , Brisbane, CA (415) 657-4321

This gorgeous space is open to everyone, residents and non-residents of Brisbane. The pool is U-shaped and graded, so little kids, special needs swimmers, and novice swimmers ...more»

Chinatown YMCA
855 Sacramento Street (415) 576-9622

The Chinatown YMCA is like a community center in the heart of Chinatown. They offer a wide variety of programs tailored to the needs of the Chinese immigrant community and the ...more»

Cloverdale Wine Country KOA Camping Resort
1166 Asti Ridge Road , Cloverdale, CA (800) 368-4558

KOA Kampgrounds are camping sites for those of us who either haven't camped a lot or like the idea of camping, but are overwhelmed by the hassle of it all.You can choose eithe ...more»

Coffman Pool
1701 Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Street (415) 337-9085

Coffman Pool offers a wide variety of swimming activities for the whole family, including group swim/Tiny Tots/Preschool swimming classes as well as swim team, youth lessons, ...more»

Crissy Field and Crissy Field Center
1199 East Beach Drive (415) 561-7690

Crissy Field was an immensely popular destination for locals and tourists alike even before its restoration, but now Crissy Field reflects the grandeur and the beauty that sur ...more»

Embarcadero YMCA
169 Steuart Street (415) 957-9622

The Embarcadero YMCA is conveniently located near the Financial District, SOMA, South Beach, and a quick Muni or BART ride from many neighborhoods in the City. The world-class ...more»

Garfield Pool
1271 Treat Avenue (at 26th and Harrison) (415) 695-5001

This neighborhood pool is used by everyone in the community. Swim lessons, swim teams, recreation and family swim are offered here. Schools in the area send students to this p ...more»

Hamilton Recreation Center
1900 Geary Boulevard (415) 292-2008

Besides the pool activities, this newly-renovated recreation center offers numerous programs for the entire family. Sports offerings include basketball, badminton, table tenni ...more»

Hamilton Swimming Pool
Geary Boulevard and Steiner Street (415) 292-2001

Did someone say warm water? This newly-remodeled facility has a comprehensive list of swimming activities, including several different levels of swim classes for children. Vis ...more»

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road , Los Altos Hills, CA (650) 949-8650

Hidden Villa is a farm outing worth the trek from the City. Guided tours of the educational garden and animal pens are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Other activities inclu ...more»

Martin Luther King Jr. Pool
5701 3rd Street (415) 822-2807

Visit this hidden gem in the southeast side of the City. The water temperature in the two indoor pools at "King Pool" are maintained at 80 degrees. The children's wading pool ...more»

McNear's Beach County Park
201 Cantera Way , San Rafael, CA (415) 499-6387

McNear's Beach is a Marin County favorite of locals as well as City dwellers looking for a little summertime sun.Located along the shore of San Pablo Bay, the park has a swimm ...more»

Mission Community Pool
3555 19th Street (415) 641-2841

This wonderful outdoor pool in the heart of the sunny Mission District is located behind the mural in Mission Playground (another great destination). Bring older kids during o ...more»

Mission Playground
19th Street (at Linda Street) (415) 695-5008

Stretching between Valencia Street and the Linda Street alley on 19th Street, Mission Playground is an oasis for children and families in the middle of the busy Valencia Stree ...more»

Muir Beach and Muir Beach Overlook

Barely 20 minutes from the City is the town of Muir Beach. Here you will find the federally-owned "Big Beach," a favorite spot for families from the City, because it's so clos ...more»

North Beach Pool
651 Lombard Street (415) 391-0407

Sauna? Therapy pool? It is worth checking out for those alone. North Beach Swimming Pool is located in the heart of North Beach. Popular for lap swim as well as preschool swim ...more»

Ocean Beach
Great Highway

Ocean Beach is a vast stretch of sand and dunes that lies on the westernmost edge of San Francisco. This is the most populated beach in San Francisco. Not for swimming so much ...more»

Parkside Aquatic Park
100 Seal Court , Foster City, CA (650) 522-7434

This lovely spot offers picnic tables, table rentals (nice for birthday parties), a roped-off swimming beach area, a play structure, and free parking. Parkside Aquatic Park an ...more»

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road , Point Reyes Station, CA (415) 464-5100

There is something for everyone at Point Reyes National Seashore. The park is visited by over 2 million people each year. The most popular activities are hiking, kayaking, bir ...more»

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
207 Skyline Boulevard (415) 665-4100

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center provides therapeutic services and developmental programs for people with special needs, starting at age 5. The facility is equipped ...more»

Raging Waters Waterpark
2333 South White Road , San Jose, CA (408) 238-9900

With over 23 acres, yes ACRES, of slides and attractions, there's more than enough excitement to satisfy thrill-seekers of all ages. Fly down the Barracuda Blaster, catapult t ...more»

Rinconada Park and Pool
777 Embarcadero Road , Palo Alto, CA (650) 463-4914

Rinconada Park is a 19-acre neighborhood park with many beautiful and treasured California live oak trees. Next to this park you will find the Lucie Stern Community Center, th ...more»

Rossi Swimming Pool
600 Arguello Boulevard at Anza Street (415) 666-7014

Why pay a premium at Koret Health and Recreation Center when you can swim for a buck at Rossi Pool, which is a block away? It's a nice indoor pool located on a shady and grass ...more»

San Francisco North KOA Campground
20 Rainsville Road , Petaluma, CA (800) 562-1233

For those of us who either haven't camped a lot or like the idea of camping, but are overwhelmed by the hassle of it all, KOA Kampgrounds are a good option. This is really "Ka ...more»

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
501 Stanyan Street (415) 831-6800

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SF Recreation and Park) offers a gamut of activities for the entire family, including: swimming, camping, Tiny Tot programs, ...more»

San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center
9900 Broadmoor Drive , San Ramon, CA (925) 973-3240

Visit the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park for a fun outing for the whole family. The pool is mainly used by the San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatic swim team but there ar ...more»

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street , Santa Cruz, CA (831) 423-5590

The only major seaside amusement park on the Pacific Coast, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is located on a mile-long beach bordering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ...more»

Sava Pool
19th Avenue and Wawona Street (415) 661-6327

Reopened in December 2008, Sava is one of the nicer, clean public pools in the City. The pool has designated swim times for special needs individuals, seniors, and kids. Linco ...more»

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
2500 Stanley Boulevard , Pleasanton, CA (925) 846-3000

For fogged-out families, Shadow Cliffs is the answer! Head for the warmer weather of the East Bay and all of the advantages it offers, such as outdoor swimming, four waterpark ...more»

Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
387 Golden Gate Avenue (415) 885-0460

The Central YMCA is a multi-purpose facility that serves the Civic Center, Tenderloin, Union Square, and downtown neighborhoods. They have programs for all members of the fami ...more»

Six Flags Waterworld Concord
1950 Waterworld Parkway , Concord, CA (925) 609-1364

Take the Honolulu Halfpipe to The Big Kahuna! Splash, ride, jump, slide...this is a great waterworld adventure. There are lots of "thrill" rides, but also family fun rides for ...more»

Spring Lake Regional Park
391 Violetti Drive , Santa Rosa, CA (707) 539-8092

The visitor to Spring Lake Park will find an exciting array of displays and exhibits to enjoy at the Visitor Center as well as a number of interpretive projects especially des ...more»

St. Ignatius College Preparatory
2001 37th Avenue (415) 731-7500

St. Ignatius College Preparatory (SI) is a co-ed Catholic high school in the Sunset. It has a large campus complete with two gyms, two tennis courts, a track and field oval wi ...more»

Tilden Park
 (510) 843-2137

Tilden Park is by far the best nature destination in the East Bay. It is replete with gorgeous hiking trails, open meadows, barbecue pits and picnic tables (reserved by site), ...more»

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