Point  (Free Entry) 9.9
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Landmark, Architecture, Historic Place

Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Biking, Guided Tours, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Souvenirs, Photography, Romantic

Golden Gate Bridge, san francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937 and is the 1.7-mile-long iconic, most famous, a beautiful bridge connecting San Francisco to Marin County. The bridge is one of the world's Seven Wonders and the most photographed. The bridge is a symbol of American ingenuity and resolve, having been constructed during the era of the Great Depression. Today, this beloved international icon and true engineering marvel carries about 40 million vehicles a year and serves as a vital transportation link and a major travel destination for millions of visitors from around the world.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.2
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Landmark, Architecture, Ferry Terminal

Local Favorite, Trendy, Relaxing, Famous, Family Fun, People Watching, Birding, Wildlife, Farmers Market, Romantic, Dine In, Outdoor Seating

1 Ferry Building, san francisco

The Ferry Building Marketplace is a world-class public food market located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects San Francisco’s neighborhoods and the surrounding bay area communities. It is a famous landmark with its dramatic clock tower that has been the icon of the San Francisco waterfront for more than 100 years. The food market is organized along a dramatic indoor street, the Nave. Today ferry terminals operate at Larkspur, Sausalito, Vallejo, and Alameda, with plans for continuing network improvements and expansion.

stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Museum, Planetarium, Exhibition

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Guided Tours, Famous, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Birding, Wildlife, Sea World, Behind The Scenes Tours, Nightlife, Photography, Aquarium, Planetarium, Coral Reef, Rainforest, Educational Workshops, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Live Shows, Romantic, Cafe, Dine In

55 Music Concourse Dr, san francisco

There is a lot to see in this famous institution. Visitors who can spend only 1-2 hours are recommended to visit Steinhart Aquarium (the newest exhibit featuring over a dozen animals that bite, sting and stun), Osher Rainforest (the four-story living rainforest), Living Roof, African Penguins, and the Swamp (see albino Aligator!). Visitors who can spend more time should also visit Giants of Land and Sea, Gems and Minerals, Reef Lagoon, and Color of Life. For kids: There is a “kid-sized” door at the Children’s Eel Garden, located next to the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit. East Garden has plenty of room to run around and structures to play on. Science Today station offers engaging short videos on Academy science. Avoid the neighborhood-free-weekends days ( https://www.calacademy.org/neighborhood-free-weekends ) as there would be a lot of crowds. Check out the daily events calendar: https://www.calacademy.org/daily-calendar On Thursday nights, adults 21+ can enjoy live music, cocktails, special activities, and entertainment while exploring the entire Academy after dark. Visitors can purchase “Panguins + Pajamas Sleepovers” ( https://www.calacademy.org/penguinspajamas-sleepovers ), VIP Tours, and Birthday Parties (https://www.calacademy.org/tours-specialty-programs ) tickets for more fun.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Museum, Architecture

Wheelchair Accessible, Family Fun, Exhibitions, People Watching, Photography, Art Gallery, Cafe, Romantic, Kids Friendly

151 3rd St, San Francisco, san francisco

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. They have a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, design, and media arts on seven gallery floors. SFMOMA also offers 45,000 square feet of free, art-filled public space open to all.

5. Chinatown
 (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Sightseeing, Historic Place, Neighbourhood

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping, Guided Tours, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Self Guided Tour, Souvenirs, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, People Watching, Segway Tour, Sightseeing, Coffee Tea, Temple, Various Food Options, Romantic, Kids Friendly

Dragon Gate Chinatown, san francisco

Chinatown in San Francisco is one of the oldest Chinatowns in North America and the largest outside of Asia. Established in 1848, Chinatown was rebuilt entirely in the Chinese style after the 1906 earthquake, and it became even more attractive than before the disaster. Chinatown is a bustling “city within a city.” and the most densely populated area of San Francisco, with a lot to see and do.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Historic Place, Monument

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Relaxing, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Exhibitions, Walking Around, Birding, Photography, Private Events, Live Shows, Picnic

3301 Lyon St, san francisco

Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, this urban temple has become a San Francisco treasure, beloved by residents and visitors alike. The iconic Palace of Fine Arts, with its Greco-Roman style Rotunda and colonnades, is one of the most photographed sites in the City and has been featured in numerous film and TV productions. It’s also a popular wedding location and a spectacular performance venue.

Point  ($) 8.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Historic Place, Architecture, Observation Deck

Hiking, Guided Tours, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Lush, Birding, Photography

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, san francisco

Coit Tower is a slender 210 feet high white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill. The tower has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, a welcoming beacon to visitors and residents alike. Its observation deck, reached by elevator (tickets are available in the gift shop), provides 360-degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. It is named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a wealthy eccentric and patron of the city’s firefighters who died in 1929, leaving a substantial bequest “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved.”

Point  ($$) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.5-3.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Museum, Architecture

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Guided Tours, Famous, Exhibitions, Art Gallery, Private Events, Romantic, Date Night

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, san francisco

Opened in 1895, the de Young is home to American art from the 17th century through today, textile arts and costumes, African art, Oceanic art, arts of the Americas, and international contemporary art. The museum showcases many permanent collections of art and rotating special exhibits.

Point  ($$) 8.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Architecture, Museum, Memorial

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Shopping, Guided Tours, Family Fun, Hiking

100 34th Ave, san francisco

The museum opened in 1924 to honor the 3,600 Californians who perished in World War I. Located in Lincoln Park in San Francisco, the Legion of Honor has provided access to priceless art to its guests. Today, it houses European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient art; graphic arts; contemporary art; and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.2
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Scenic, Landmark, Outdoor Activities

Trendy, Dog Friendly, Relaxing, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, People Watching, Picnic, Kids Friendly

Steiner St & Hayes St, san francisco

Painted Ladies, aka “Postcard row,” are the most iconic and photographed pastel-colored houses on Steiner Street right next to each other. These houses symbolize the California Gold Rush. A lot of money came into the city, and people wanted to show their wealth with these beautiful extravagant homes.

stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Landmark, Conservatory, Architecture

Wheelchair Accessible, Exhibitions, Walking Around, Photography, Private Events

100 John F Kennedy Dr, san francisco

The Conservatory of Flowers, a national, state, and local landmark, is a place to escape the chill of San Francisco, the stress of everyday life or travel, or as a resource on rare and unusual plants. Built in 1879, the Conservatory was the first formal structure erected in Golden Gate Park and remains an internationally renowned icon at the entrance of the world-renowned Golden Gate Park.