Not to be Missed Tourist Attractions
In addition to housing the famous prison, Alcatraz features some of the most spectacular views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Every evening the Bay Lights turn the San Francisco Bay Bridge into a shimmering, mesmerizing nighttime LED light sculpture
1925 Spanish Revival-style building at the park’s western end includes striking WPA frescoes, mosaics, and wood carvings added in 1936-37
A herd of shaggy American Bison (Buffalo) are an unusual but beloved institution that have lived in the park starting in 1892.
The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.
This is one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the U.S. Beyond iconic Dragon’s Gate, a bustling maze of streets and alleys brims with dim sum joints and other traditional eateries.
At the lofty height of 210 feet (64 meters), Coit Tower offers unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Angel Island
The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. With construction having been completed in 1879, it is the oldest building in the park.
Crissy Field was transformed starting in 2001 from a former military airfield into a beloved national park site.
Dungeness Crab Stands located in the heart of Historic Fisherman's Wharf
Seasonal blooms of colorful tulips in serene surrounds with views of the historic Dutch Windmill.
Equestrian enthusiasts can experience the park on horseback. Chaparral Ranch offers trail rides, children’s pony rides, horse camp & riding lesson
Hidden sights in Golden Gate Park include the Lily Pond and Fern Grotto
The Ferry Building anchors San Francisco to the Bay at the foot of Market Street on the Embarcadero
San Francisco’s #1 tourist destination! Fisherman’s Wharf sign, with a crab emblazoned on a ship’s wheel, is one of the most photographed locations.
The Fishermen’s and Seamen’s Memorial Chapel, a touching tribute to the generations of San Franciscans who have dedicated their lives to the sea.
Fly Fishing at Anglers Lodge is in three serene pools. The rustic mountain-style lodge is home to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club
Fort Point located under the Southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge
Ghirardelli Square – home of delicious chocolate. An iconic landmark steeped in the history of San Francisco.
San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge!
Inside of Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres explore and discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of world class museums and cultural attractions
Look for blue and yellow tent in paved area directly behind the large band stage in Music Concourse. Near the Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Science and deYoung Museum.
3 carousels have been in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914
Most of the boats berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf belong to a third generation of fishing craft piloted by descendants of the fishermen who have made their livelihoods on the waters of San Francisco Bay for many generations.
San Francisco’s cable cars are symbolic of the charm and distinct flavor of the city. In no other place can you ride a moving national historic monument.
See the Historic sailing ships at Hyde Street Pier. Historic landmark vessels of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park, originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894.
Recognized as the oldest public Lawn Bowling club in the country and known as the first municipal lawn bowling green established in the United States.
Lombard Street’s 8 world-famous hairpin turns have earned it the nickname the crookedest street in the world
Jedi Master Yoda, maybe the wisest Jedi in the Star Wars universe immortalized in bronze atop a fountain outside Lucasfilm in the Presidio
Marina Green in San Francisco's Marina District is located between Fort Mason and the Presidio
Municipal Pier in Aquatic Park in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Murphy Windmill Golden Gate Park
Discover vintage arcade games, musical wonders, and oddities at Musée Mécanique
A living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember.
North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars.
Ocean Beach San Francisco is the largest of the San Francisco beaches. 3.5-mile stretch of white beach. Great for strolling and flying kites.
Pier 39's 60' Christmas tree features a nightly tree lighting experience comes to life every half hour
PIER 39 is the premiere entertainment destination in the heart of the San Francisco waterfront and is home to the world-famous sea lions.
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
A large multi-purpose stadium and sporting field in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Despite its name, polo is rarely played on the Polo Fields.
Presidio was designated a National Historic Landmark and the site has been part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area since 1994
Native Sons Daughters of the Golden West planted 39 saplings in 1930 to celebrate soldiers who had given their lives in Spanish-American War &WWI
Golden Gate Park features a wide array of gardens, groves, lakes and meadows for you to enjoy, each with its own distinct character and charm
Russian Hill is a quaint, upscale residential community known for the famously crooked Lombard Street, a major tourist destination.
Clubhouse on Spreckels Lake hosts model powerboat and sailboat events fun for boat lovers of all ages.
San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of lands
Romantic picnic spot in Golden Gate Park, with many plants commonly mentioned in The Bard's works.
The Sharon Art Studio is San Francisco’s largest public art center. Offers arts edu in ceramics, glass ,jewelry/metal arts, drawing & more
Spectacular views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco shoreline
Surrounding Strawberry Hill is Stow Lake, the park’s largest lake and a serene setting for boating or strolling
The Barbary Coast was a red-light district during the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries in San Francisco which featured dance halls, concert saloons, bars, jazz clubs, variety shows, and brothels.
The Music Concourse is an open-air plaza within Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Flanking the oval-shaped concourse are the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the California Academy of Sciences.
The Transamerica Pyramid has become an icon of San Francisco recognized worldwide, along with the city’s famous cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Visit this interactive murals spot in Fisherman’s Wharf – a perfect Instagram-friendly backdrop for your San Francisco photos
WWII Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Submarine Pampanito are docked at Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf
Washington Square Park in North Beach Little Italy
A fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. The de Young is named for early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young.