Ok, so San Francisco may not exactly be known as a place for kids. Except that everyone we know seems to be having them these days. And for those who don't have the human variety, "fur babies" are an actual thing. So listen up, family people: Here are the best things the Bay Area has to offer to have fun with and take care of your little ones, furry or not.
It's been one strange year for the travel industry. First, gas prices rose to an all-time high, topping out above $5 a gallon here in California. Then, they were the lowest they have been in years, but thanks in part to a recession (and perhaps a heightened awareness of the environment), people have been driving less, thus keeping the supply-and-demand factor in favor of the consumer. Air travel became increasingly more difficult, what with the ridiculous addition of fees--baggage fees, paying-for-exit-row-seat fees, purchasing-tickets-via-phone fees, sky-high fuel surcharge fees, anything the airlines could come up with really. And long-distance buses...well, who takes those anyhow? They're crowded, slow and unreliable.