5 Great Deals On Kid-Friendly Activities In San Francisco

Entertaining kids can be a challenge, especially when you live in an expensive city like San Francisco. To help, we've rounded up five deals, from a vampire tour to music classes, that are offered for a discounted price, thanks to deals site Groupon. 

Go on a scavenger hunt

400 McAllister St., Civic Center

With BigCityHunt, you and the kids in your life can spend a day on "a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve riddles and challenges." To get started, players will "click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and set afoot whenever they've got two hours to spare."

A package for two, originally $40, is being offered for $13. Additionally, a package for four or six people, originally $40 and $80, respectively, is on sale for $23 and $31, respectively. 

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Check out the Fog City Magic Fest 

156 Eddy St., Tenderloin

This weekend, EXIT Theatre is presenting Fog City Magic Fest, a family-friendly "four-day extravaganza of magic, comedy and more." It's helmed by performers Jay Alexander (who's appeared on the Today show, MTV, and Good Morning America) and Christian Cagigal.

An individual ticket for the fest's grand opening show on January 24th, originally $20, is on sale for $13.75. Additionally, tickets to the 8pm show on January 25th and 26th, or the 1pm show on January 27th, are also $13.75 each. 

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Tour the GLBT History Museum

4127 18th St., Castro

Photo: Gerard Koskovich/GLBT Historical Society

If you're looking to educate a history-loving kid, head over to the GLBT History Museum in the Castro, which is "the first stand-alone museum of its kind in the U.S," according to the venue. The flagship exhibit, Queer Past Becomes Present, "offers a kaleidoscopic look at a dozen diverse themes from local queer history ranging from the Gold Rush to today. The exhibition features evocative artifacts, photographs, art, video and audio drawn from the archival collections of the GLBT Historical Society."

Admission for four or six people will cost $10 and $15, respectively. Additionally, tickets for up to 15 people, originally $75, are on sale for $36. 

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Learn to play the piano at Exploring Music

814 Clement St., Inner Richmond

Sign your favorite kid up for music lessons at Exploring Music, where you can expect "Yamaha-trained instructors [to] help budding musicians improve by providing personalized direction based on each individual's skill level and musical aspirations." A pack of two 50-minute long group piano lessons, originally $55, is on sale for $8.25, while a pack of four 50-minute lessons, originally $110, is being offered for $14. 

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Take a vampire tour of Nob Hill

Intersection of California and Taylor streets, Nob Hill

If you need some help keeping teenagers entertained, how about spending an afternoon exploring the Gothic side of Nob Hill with Mina Harker, "a vampiress from the legend of Dracula who has lived on or under the city streets for 100 years?" According to the business, "this tour is suitable for all ages, and you're encouraged to wear costumes or put on your finest vampire finery, as there will be a costume contest as part of the evening's activities."

An individual ticket for February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th or May 5th is currently available for $16.50 (normally $25). 

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