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Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco’s best things to do.Golden Gate Bridge A beautiful bridge to walk, roller-blade, bike, or just view from your car. Don’t miss the natural beauty of the Presidio at the San Francisco end of the bridge for windsurfing, jogging, sunning, and more…
Fishermans Wharf Fisherman’s Wharf Everybody who visits wants to come to this San Francisco landmark gone sour. Not worth more than 30 minutes of your time — major tourist trap featuring the’Pier 39 shopping mall. Watch out for the’clam chowder’(we review every vendor).
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park This beautiful, large & safe park, located in the more remote western area of the city includes a new deYoung Art Museumand miles of paths. Check out our features on the’Conservatory of Flowers’ and’Japanese Tea Garden.
Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island Alcatraz’Island prison is one of the best things to do in San Francisco– that you should not miss. Alcatraz can be reached and viewed by’Alcatraz boat tours,’ferries,and’sailing charters. Make sure to buy Alcatraz tickets early as they sell out weeks in advance.
Napa Valley Vineyards Napa Valley Vineyards The world’s premier wine growing region is a great way to enjoy sunshine on the’best Napa winery tours’or ride the’Napa Valley Wine Train.
Museums Museums San Francisco has some of the top science and art museums in the U.S. Our museum guide breaks down the right spots with prices and hours.
49 Mile Drive 49 Mile Drive Map If you like to sit in your car, in traffic — for 4+ hours, this is the activity for you. Every San Francisco site in an excruciatingly slow drive around the square of the 7 x 7 mile city.
Giants Baseball Giants Baseball See a’Giants baseball’game at AT&T Park on the waterfront! Home runs go into San Francisco Bay.
Twin Peaks Twin Peaks Amazing 360 degree’San Francisco views’from the highest hilltop…
Coit Tower Coit Tower Coit Tower has amazing 360 degree views of San Francisco, and is a healthy walk up from North Beach or the Wharf.
Lombard Crooked Street Lombard Crooked Street Lombard Street is so crooked, it must be seen to be believed. Plan to park and see it, as traffic jams are frequent to drive it…
Chinatown Chinatown It’s a visit to the bustle of China with great restaurants, and shops. Very walkable and near North Beach’s “Little Italy” district.
Muir Woods Muir Woods Enjoy the enchanting beauty of’Muir Woods’ancient Redwoods… One of the best, must-do San Francisco things to do.
Aquarium Aquarium See amazing fish native to the California region close-up at San Francisco’s aquariums. Great family spots.
North Beach North Beach One of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods to walk around in, although “touristy”. Get the feel of Italy in a whirlwind day around San Francisco…
Union Square Union Square If you really must shop, go here — but you may want to avoid the hordes of pushy crowds. The 2nd biggest tourist trap in the City with the’San Francisco shopping center.
Ghiradelli Square Ghiradelli Square San Francisco’s best chocolate at the site of historic factory – Ghiradelli Square. Try the’Jelly Belly Factory’a nearby drive from San Francisco too…
Exploratorium Exploratorium Family-oriented interactive science museum, a great stop on the way to the Marina’s Golden Gate Bridge parks and views. The Exploratorium is one of the best San Francisco things to do for kids and families, plus located near great Marina restaurants and cafes..
Cable Cars Cable Cars Everybody who visits wants to come to this San Francisco landmark gone sour. Not worth more than 30 minutes of your time — major tourist trap featuring the’Pier 39 shopping mall. Watch out for the’clam chowder’(we review every vendor).
Best Beaches Best Beaches San Francisco doesn’t have the warmest beaches – but we’ve found five of the most beautiful ones…