The Best Amusement Parks Near San Francisco
The San Francisco Bay area and surrounding towns are home to a number of amusement parks that are ideal for a day of family-friendly fun. If you're looking to get out of the city for a little while, especially in the summer, check out some of these amazing parks.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags is a popular amusement park chain with parks throughout the country. It's known for its thrilling rides that entertain visitors of all ages. This park includes a range of rides for all ages, animal attractions, animal encounters, and live shows and performances. It also has an area for younger kids with a two story indoor playhouse that is filled with foam.
1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA, 94589
Pixieland Amusement Park
Pixieland Amusement Park is designed for kids up to 8 years old. It's a free park to explore, but you have to buy tickets to go on any rides. Popular rides include the teacups, the dragon roller coaster, and the Pixieland Express train. There's also a carousel, airplanes, and a car ride.
2740 E Olivera Rd, Concord, CA, 94519
Children's Fairyland, in Oakland, is a lighthearted amusement park that offers young kids a fun and exciting time. The park has small rides that are perfect for young children as well as several animals, puppet shows, and magicians. The park is open on select days through the summer season.
699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA, 94610
California's Great America
California’s Great America, in Santa Clara, offers exciting roller coasters and family-friendly activities that are perfect for people of all ages. The amusement park has rides and shows that everyone can enjoy. After you've had your fill of thrill rides, head to one of the park's several shows. There are acrobats, live music performances, and live action shows with some of your kid's favorite characters including Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
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