One of my favorite parts of the week is spending a little quality time with my kiddo. And now that he’s 14 months old, it’s so fun to see him interact with his little friends. Luckily, I have lot of girlfriends who all had babies around the same time so the social calendar can get nice and full. This week I’m excited to have partnered with my dear friend Caitlin from Sacramento Street, her adorable son Jackson and Old Navy to share one of our favorite San Francisco playdate destinations.
We recently took advantage of a sunny San Francisco Friday and headed to The Palace of Fine Arts. Nestled near the Golden Gate Bridge, it was built as a gathering center and art exhibition hall for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition. Today, the stunning spot features a beautiful lagoon stocked with fish and turtles, all kinds of birds – ducks, swans, geese and herons – live in the park and there are beautiful walking paths and shaded grassy areas – perfect for an afternoon picnic!
Obviously Caitlin and I were both attracted to a classic color palette – classic black & white. Must be why we’re friends! But I love layering prints to mix things up a bit. A comfy tank and a scarf – required for San Francisco Jeans are a must for chasing around the littles and I’m obsessed with my new espadrilles. They’re flats with a little bit of flair.
And how cute are those kiddos? I just can’t get over babies in tanktops! They rock the monochromatic look so they can match their mamas, but in a subtle way.
SAN FRANCISCO PLAYDATE HOT SPOTS
Palace of Fine Arts: A stunning location, featuring amazing architecture, a big lagoon, beautiful vegetation and wildlife. It’s a perfect spot for a stroll, a picnic or a little walk.
Mission Dolores Park: Set in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, is one of the most epic parks in San Francisco. Recently renovated, it features a two-story slide, climbing areas and a wonderful play space for littles.
California Academy of Sciences: This place has it all. An aquarium, rain forest, dinasaur bones and a lovely fenced in outdoor eating area means you can spend hours at the Academy of Sciences. Playdate genius.
Crissy Field Beach: There are a lot of cool beaches around San Francisco, but the beach at Crissy Field is uber child friendly. It’s more like hanging out at the shores of a lake, the waves are that mellow. Except you’re staring at the Golden Gate Bridge. It doesn’t get much better then that.
Be sure to check out Sacramento Street for details on Caitlin & Jackson’s looks as well as Caitlin’s must-have playdate supplies.
photography by suzanna scott
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