Cable Car Ride ( ).  Start your day with a ride on the cable cars.  From Fisherman's Wharf, hop on board at the Taylor Street turnaround.  This stop is less crowded and you can usually get an outside seat, especially in the morning.  Note:  tickets can be purchased at turnarounds or from the conductor as you board. 

Cable Car Barn & Powerhouse ( Free. 1201 Mason Street at Washington Street. 415-474-1887.  The cable car barn is a great place to stop and learn and see how cables pull the cable cars throughout the city.  Learn cable car lingo, the history of cable cars and a lot more.

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
56 Ross Alley - In between Washington & Jackson streets, and parallel to Grant & Stockton streets   This is the last factory in the city that still makes the fortune cookies by hand.  It is in a tiny storefront off of Ross Alley (not easy to find).  Every day, two women hand make approximately 20,000 fortune cookies.  It is free to the public to walk in and watch, but they ask for a donation of 50 cents if you want to take a picture.  Note: when buying fortune cookies, they do have bags of x-rated ones on higher shelves, be sure your kids don’t grab one of these.

Lunch on the Ferry - Grab lunch and hop on the Tiburon/Sausalito ferry ( located adjacent to both Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39) for a perfect round trip tour of the Bay without the crowds.  Various departures go to Tiburon - Sausalito - SF Pier 41 return in one hour or to Sausalito - Tiburon - return. The midday schedule changes with the season. You get a unique sense of the city from the water, and great views of Tiburon, Sausalito, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.  Bring your cut sandwiches from Boudin in the Fisherman's Wharf parking lot, or choose from many other neaby take-away options, the ferry has a full bar and small snacks.  If you have a group of 10, buy a ferry commuter book for 1/2 price tickets.

Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar at the Argonaut Hotel  It is a great place at the Cannery for the family to stop for a seafood lunch.  The have big tables for larger families and groups.  The kid’s meals come in blue plastic buckets with ketchup served on a shovel.   

Fire Truck Tour  (   A fun 75 minute tour that the whole family will love.   When you meet at the Cannery, you will be given old fashion firemen coats to wear (they will keep you warm).  You then get on the “Big Red Shiny Mack Fire Truck” and take off over the Golden Gate Bridge.  You will stop for a photo op and get to wear fire hats as well.  Marilyn & Captain Bob are the fun and very knowledgeable operators and can share all sorts of unusual and interesting stories – be sure to ask Marilyn about her tap dancing on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Guided Segway Tour - Day and Night Tours ( )   As the world's first and only self-balancing electric transport mechanism, the Segway Human Transporter has set a new standard for sightseeing fun! Experience for yourself why a Segway is the ideal way to tour the waterfront. Fun for individuals, families or groups!