This review is based solely on the Tuesday/Friday toddler gym. I pay $4 for an hour of play that completely and utterly wears my little guy out to the point of exhaustion (SCORE!). This alone deserves 5 stars. Tons of balls, slides, "roller coasters", arts and crafts, and sing along time. I also love the workers who really seem to have fun singing and dancing with the little ones.
I *am* deducting a star because lots of the toys are old and don't really work. I know the budget here is tight but would rather foot extra money to allow them to purchase more up-to-date play things.
p.s. I always walk here but for those of you who need to find parking...good luck to you!
I love that Crissy Field is now book-ended with similarly cute cafes!!
This is one of my top fave favorite things to do with my son. We start our day digging in the sand or walking on top of the cement walls lining the beach and then stop in Beach Hut for tasty food. They have a small but solid breakfast and lunch menu. I love their breakfast wrap with eggs, cheese & bacon though they never have salsa when I ask.
The scenery is pretty damn spectacular. Nice bonus: a pint-sized Adirondack chair for kiddo.
I love the idea of a tasty coffee shop that's as inviting for little ones as it is for adults. I really thought Seesaw was going to fill this void.
I've been here twice. The first time on a weekend. It was bustling with adults and kids. The play space is great. Very eco-friendly and thoughtful toys (wood blocks, dress up items, trucks, sensory balls, etc). The coffee is great - Four Barrell - and the food is pretty unique - cheese & fruit bento boxes for kids, toasted brioche with cinnamon butter or other toppings, paninis and other yummy stuff.
So here's the reason for the 3 stars: When I went this morning with my almost 2-year-old son, I was so sad to find out they are switching their play space hours to 1-5pm on weekdays. I'm not sure why they would block off this space from 7:30am to 1pm on weekdays. Isn't catering to caregivers and moms/dads with young children supposed to be their "thing"? The cafe is so small as it is so "opening" the play space is really a matter of opening a sliding door. Sadly I fear the cafe is moving more toward an upscale coffee shop rather than a take off your shoes and let your kids hang out and scream and play kind of place. We have enough snobby coffee shops in this city - Seesaw, do something different!
I love this park. Oh yeah and so does my nearly two-year-old son. Modern equipment, cushy flooring AND sand. The best of both worlds. And such a pretty view of the GG Bridge too!
Rarely do I find garbage here (and we usually come at the crack of dawn before the groundskeepers start their work). This morning one of the staffers let my son who's *fascinated* with machinary look at his Workman truck. He warned us there are some pointy edges so be careful. He was so friendly...even told me he keeps the deflated soccer balls the kids leave behind so the dogs in the park can chew them up.
I feel safe here because there's a very defined playground vs. park space, as opposed to some of the older parks that don't have fencing.
Minus one star for the parking situation and the one spinny chair that's been broken for months.
We didn't get to tour the museum since the hours are limited so this rating is based on the staff alone.
My son is OBSESSED with fire trucks, fire engines, fire houses, sirens... The staff here let him tour their vehicles, ring the truck bell, try on fire hats, touch the hubcaps, take pictures with us, etc. They are friendly and so sweet with him even though he gets totally awestruck and mute every time he comes in contact with his obsession.
And this is not just for the Presidio location but also for the station near the 7th Avenue Safeway and the station near the Divisadero/Grove farmers' market. They've all been simply amazing.
We love you firemen and firewomen of SF!!! Thank you!
As if I needed yet another reason to love this place... First time here with my son and the staff *completely* catered to us. The moment we walked in for lunch, the greeter said to just find a seat and a high chair would follow. I barely had my coat in the booth before the chair appeared. Two minutes later (right about the time my son started to get bored playing with the fork) a sippy cup with water and a plastic bowl containing a child's size dough ball appeared. He pounded it and flung it until the food arrived. I love this place.
They also cashed me out the moment my food arrived (per my request so I wouldn't have to rush for the check in case the boy got crankers). I love love love Giorgio's. Loved them pre-motherhood. Love them ten times more now.
p.s. And the pizzas...oh mama mama.
The service keeps getting better here. The first time we came, our appointment got bumped for a "regular" customer who walked in after us. But each subsequent visit to get my toddler son's hair trimmed has been much better.
If I haven't already mentioned it, my son would rather have liquid hot fire mixed with sharp needles poured over his head than get his hair cut. But the ladies at Shi's know that the way to win over a kid is via two things: lollipops and videos. And despite my desperate desire to leave the premises the minute my son begins thrashing, the stylists never let me leave without an even cut!
It's raaaaining, it's poooouring, the 2-year-old-in-my-house-is-driving-me-nutso-I-gotta-get-outta-here-aaaghhhhh....
Where to find me on a rainy day: feeding quarters into Toy Boat's mechanical horse while sipping on a foamy coffee drink.
BONUS: Seriously? The "I Spy With My Eye" possibilities here are *endless*!!!
p.s. The owner is a nice guy and very sweet to my kiddo.
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San Francisco, CA, Vereinigte StaatenYelper seit
August 2008Dinge, die ich mag
colorful front doors, yacht rock, watching Arthur with my son, the smell of a glue gun, a good bowl of phoHier bin ich häufig anzutreffen
A Green Vest Jacket all my friends and family hateHeimatort
Dayton (aka d-town)Wenn ich nicht gerade yelpe, dann ...
I'm sewing until I can't keep my eyes openMeine zweitliebste Website Was ich zuletzt gelesen habe
...was probably a paperback.Mein erstes Konzerterlebnis
Park Chow's lasagna, my grandma's beef & noodles, and a DQ BlizzardErzähl's nicht weiter, aber...
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