Plan the ultimate San Francisco family vacation at Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf. Not only are we one of the most affordable family hotels in San Francisco, we're perfectly located for family fun within walking distance to all there is to see and do in Fisherman's Wharf. Plus, the kids 19 and under always stay free!
Amenities at our San Francisco Family HotelWe have a reputation as one of the top family hotels in San Francisco, California, because we provide thoughtful services and wallet-friendly amenities that the whole family can use:
- Free Express Start® Breakfast Bar, served hot and fresh daily
- Free high-speed Internet connection
- Extra-spacious San Francisco suites with room for the whole family
- On-site babysitting services may be arranged
- Denny's Café, 24-hour dining located right next door
- Children 19 and under stay free when sharing a room with parents
- Value-packed San Francisco hotel deals for even more savings
Things to Do on Your San Francisco Family Vacation
Skip the driving and parking hassles by staying at the heart of all the incredible things to do in San Francisco
Here are some fun options for your San Francisco family vacation:
The #1 tourist attraction in San Francisco. Pier 39 is famous for its outrageous personalities and numerous shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Pier 39 is home to the Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Carousel, the famous sea lions and the ferries to Alcatraz Island. Walk to the fun from our Pier 39 hotel in Fisherman's Wharf.
Marvel at the wonder that is the Exploratorium, a museum dreamed into life by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer in 1969. Throughout the years of its existence, the museum has put on display over one-thousand interactive exhibits that combine science and art.
This shopping and dining plaza is most famous for the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop which serves a dazzling array of chocolate treats.
Historic Cable Cars
The iconic San Francisco Cable Cars are a terrific way to explore Fisherman's Wharf and downtown San Francisco. Even better, a major cable car turnaround is located just outside the hotel.
Ferries to the infamous island prison of Alcatraz are provided exclusively by Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, with service out of Fisherman's Wharf. Take a fascinating journey into the history of America's most notorious prison with a guided tour of the facility. Tickets to the island typically sell out at least a week in advance, so get your tickets early if you plan to visit Alcatraz.
Aquarium of the Bay
Located at Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay offers a fascinating journey into the sea life of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The large touch tank facilities are especially popular for families with younger children.
San Francisco Zoo
What it lacks in size, the San Francisco Zoo more than makes up for in top-quality exhibits. The zoo is home to more than 260 species and nearly 1,000 animals. Be sure not to miss the creepy, crawly fun of signature exhibit the Insect Zoo.
Golden Gate Bridge
See the iconic and unmistakable Golden Gate Bridge less than two miles from our downtown San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf hotel