Probably not Union Square, Regina, as it is a high end shopping district. Instead, I highly recommend that you stay in the Fisherman's Wharf area. There will be endless activities for them, and it is safe for them to walk around alone.
-LL over 7 years ago
Julia, alternative to what Lauren had to say (and I agree that Union Square wouldn't be particularly interesting to a teen), is in the SOMA, South of Market Area by Yerba Buena Gardens (4th and Mission).
Yerba Buena Gardens is located in a concentrated arts district, a great neighborhood to explore before or after.
"Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids will have a hard time choosing between the year-round NHL-sized ice skating rink, a bowling center, and Zeum, where they can make their own animations and multimedia presentations.
Yerba Buena Rooftop Gardens Description: Skip the Metreon (basically a high-tech shopping mall,) and instead come to this two-block-long rooftop oasis. There's something for kids of all ages, starting with the restored 1906 carousel rescued from Playland-at-the-Beach and a high-concept playground featuring a 25-foot tube slide. Dance, music, and theater performances -- and puppet shows -- are often going on outdoors or at nearby Yerba Buena Center for the Arts."
It's at 4th and Mission. There are hotels all around South Of Market and it's easily reached by walking a couple of blocks to Market Street. You'll also have easy access to BART, MUNI and the cable cars. Be sure and check into the Exploratorium, great fun for the whole family--even if it might sound boring, it's not! Also you can take a Segway tour starting from Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf would also be a good area to stay in for activities.
Good luck and let us know how it goes. over 7 years ago
Actually - I stayed at the Handlery Union square - great place to stay and everthing was so accessible from union square - trains, buses, cable car - walking. over 7 years agoAnswered by Belinda via WorldNomads.com