Fun Fall Activities in San Francisco for the Whole Family to Enjoy

The Bay Area is gorgeous any time of year but especially in the fall. (Of course, there’s no need to remind our neighbors of this!) Autumn in San Francisco brings mild temps, clearer air, and fewer tourists — a win-win-win for the whole family.

At Cypress Lawn, we love exploring all that our beautiful city has to offer this time of year. Here are a few of our top choices for fun fall activities the entire family will enjoy.


From traditional paintings and sculptures to high-tech video installations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the nation’s best places to view contemporary art exhibits highlighting 20th-century artists.

The Rock

Views of the Bay are stunning this time of year, making it a great time to go sailing. Take the last boat out to Alcatraz and feast your eyes upon the majestic city skyline as the evening light settles onto the water.

SkyStar Wheel

To witness panoramic San Francisco from up high, hop on the SkyStar Observation Wheel. 150 feet tall and strung with a million LED lights, the SkyStar continues to delight guests young and old.

San Francisco Zoo

With cooler weather and thinner crowds, there’s no better time to visit the San Francisco Zoo. Check out a range of wildlife, from rhinos to penguins, along with fantastic gardens full of exotic plants from afar and striking flowers native to the Golden State.

Live Sporting Events

Fall is a great time of year to take in a live sporting event and support your favorite local teams. A football game makes for an exciting family outing, so why not cheer on the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium? Alternatively, check out the historic Golden Gate Park, which includes over 1,000 acres of public space. On any given day, there are several sporting activities to enjoy, including roller skating and vintage-style baseball.


Spend some time exploring the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Scoop up inspiring souvenirs from bonsai plants to decorative ceramics. Pop into one of the many eateries serving dim sum, a traditional Chinese brunch-style meal made up of various shared small plates like savory steamed dumplings. It’s a delicious way to start off a day in Chinatown with your family or friends.

This fall, the team at Cypress Lawn hopes you and your family can spend some quality time together taking in the many wonderful sites around San Francisco. Reach out to us 24/7 with any questions you may have about our services.