Around We Go: 9 Cool Carousels in the Bay Area

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If you rode a carousel when you were little, you’ll remember what a magical experience it was. The thrill of the sparkling lights to the music to picking out what animal you would ride never got old. Why not treat your family to the same great memories of good old-fashioned fun? We’ve found the Bay Area’s best spots for a fun-filled carousel ride that will make you and your little ones giggle in delight!

Golden Gate Park Carousel

Golden Gate Park Carousel
This colorful vintage carousel dates from 1912 and has 62 animal figures to choose from. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for ages 6 thru 12, and kids five and under are free. It’s open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and the rest of the year Friday through Sunday at the same times. If you're in the mood to explore the entire park, check out our guide for the Best of Golden Gate Park with Kids.

photo credit: Vadim