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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.

Point  ($) 9.2
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Sightseeing, Landmark, Cable Car System

Local Favorite, Trendy, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Lush, Sightseeing, Photography, Romantic, Kids Friendly

Powell St & Market St, san francisco

A visit to San Francisco is only complete with riding the postcard-perfect moving national landmark, the Cable Cars. Unique to San Francisco, cable cars are pulled along by cables running beneath the street. Andrew Smith Hallidie got the inspiration for Cable Cars after seeing an accident when a horse-drawn streetcar slid backward under its heavy load in 1869. Cable cars launched after four years in 1873.

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3. Chinatown
 (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open 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
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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  (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
National Park, Historic Place, National Park

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Guided Tours, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, Birding, Sightseeing, Photography, Music, Beach, Educational Workshops, Private Events, Picnic, Romantic, Kids Friendly

Presidio of San Francisco, san francisco

The Presidio of San Francisco is one of America’s most famous national park sites, with more than 700 structures, a 300-acre historic forest, and 300 bird species. Located at the Golden Gate, it’s a place to escape in nature and explore key moments in history. The park features San Francisco’s best hiking and biking trails, scenic overlooks, picnic sites, beaches, a golf course, and other top attractions. The Presidio is also home to one of the nation's finest collections of fortifications, landscapes, buildings, structures, and artifacts related to military history.

Point  ($$) 8.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Museum

Wheelchair Accessible, Guided Tours, Exhibitions, Souvenirs, Art Gallery, Educational Workshops, Cafe, Date Night

200 Larkin St, san francisco

The Asian Art Museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 19,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Dynamic special exhibitions, cultural celebrations, and public programs for all ages provide rich art experiences that unlock the past and spark questions about the future. A vibrant hub for discovering the magnificent artistic achievements and intriguing history of the world’s most populous continent, the Asian Art Museum continues to bridge cultures, engage the imagination, and inspire new ways of thinking.

Point  ($$) 8.2
stay time indicator 2.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
National Park, Scenic, Outdoor Activities

Hiking, Biking, Guided Tours, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Bike Rentals, Cruise, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, Birding, Wildlife, Segway Tour, Boating, Sightseeing, Beach, Sunbathing, Romantic, Swimming

Angel Island, san francisco

Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay, offers some of the best views of the surrounding Bay Area. Angel Island is a hidden gem in the urban Bay Area, with excellent hiking trails and many other recreational opportunities readily available. From 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station (now a museum) processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China.

Point  ($$) 8.7
stay time indicator 1.5-3.0 hr stay Open 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
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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
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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.

Point  ($) 8.4
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Tour, Historic Place

Relaxing, Famous, Family Fun, Lush, Souvenirs, Photography, Romantic, Waterfalls, Kids Friendly

75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, san francisco

The Japanese Tea Garden offers visitors the natural beauty, tranquility, and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. It was created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Later, Japanese landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara expanded the garden from 1 acre to its current size of approximately 5 acres.

stay time indicator 1.5-3.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Museum

Wheelchair Accessible, Guided Tours, Family Fun, Self Guided Tour, Exhibitions, Souvenirs, Art Gallery, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Kids Friendly, Cafe

104 Montgomery St, san francisco

The Walt Disney Family Museum showcases the remarkable life story of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation into art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy that transformed the entertainment world. The museum features contemporary, interactive galleries with state-of-the-art exhibits narrated in Walt’s own voice alongside early drawings, cartoons, films, music, a spectacular model of Disneyland, and more. Visitors will leave with inspiration, admiration, and great appreciation of Walt Disney's achievements via animation and written and displayed artifacts.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.6
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Street Art, Outdoor Activities, Tour

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Dog Friendly, Biking, Guided Tours, Famous, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around

24th St & Lilac St, san francisco

The famous mission murals are street art spread all over the mission district neighborhood showcasing immigrant experience, gentrification, and political landscape. Mission District murals tell a story that is very specific to San Francisco. Murals are in great shape; a few from the 1970s are fading or peeling away due to age.