Adventurous Activities in San Francisco


San Francisco provides no shortage of adventures, whether it's outdoor, culinary or ones that are just plain bizarre. If you want to try something exciting, look no further than these five activities.

For A Good Historical Scare

For those who want a good dose of scary fun, The San Francisco Dungeon leads its guest through reenactments of terrifying local history. For 60 minutes you are immersed in a 360-degree theatrical set, where you are part of the show. Make sure to book ahead. Children under 4-years-old are not allowed inside.

Jump Away Your Day

For an unusual, but fantastic way to get your daily dose of exercise, the House of Air is a multiple trampoline venue that is a great place to let loose. There is a main area with 42 conjoined trampolines, and a specific area just for kids 3-6 years of age. There is also a trampoline dodge ball court for organized dodge ball teams. An onsite café offers healthy post-jumping snacks.

Kayak in the Moonlight

For those who want to bob on the bay against the backdrop of the city lights, this is your chance. San Francisco Kayak gives excellent guided tours through Sausalito's Richardson Bay and McCovey Cove near San Francisco's ATT Park. For available dates, check here.

Munch on Chocolate Covered Insects

Fulfill your sweet tooth cravings with something a little different at Don Bugito in the Mission. There are plenty of creepy-crawlies to choose from including chocolate covered crickets and superworms.

Try Unique Ice Cream Flavors

If you want to venture out of the typical chocolate, strawberry or vanilla flavor routine of ice cream, Humphry Slocombe is a great place to spice things up. Flavors like Brown Sugar Fennel and Thai Chile Lime Sorbet are bound to not disappoint.

Julia is a freelance writer and native San Franciscan, born and raised. She is the founder of Small World This Is, and has written for Matador, Roads and Kingdoms, and USA Today.