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Point  (Free Entry) 9.9
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open 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) 9.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Hike, Landmark, Sightseeing

Trendy, Hiking, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, People Watching, Photography, Romantic

Lombard Street and Hyde Street, san francisco

Lombard Street is famous for being the most crooked street and offering beautiful scenic panoramic views in San Francisco. It is one block downhill zig-zag stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The street was built in the 1920s to reduce the hill's natural 27% grade steepness by creating turns in the road earning it the name “crooked street.”

Point  (Free Entry) 9.0
stay time indicator 1.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Neighbourhood, Piers And Boardwalk, Shopping Place

Wheelchair Accessible, Dine In, Biking, Shopping, Breathtaking Views, Street Performance, Family Fun, Lush, Bike Rentals, Cruise, Souvenirs, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, People Watching, Birding, Wildlife, Sea World, Sightseeing, Seafood, Wine, Kids Friendly, Date Night

Fisherman's Wharf, san francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular tourist attraction and the most visited neighborhood in San Francisco, offering the gorgeous views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate bridge. There is something for everyone in this beloved neighborhood. It is packed with things to fill the entire day, including world-class restaurants, rich maritime history, historic piers, exciting tours, attractions, street performances, museums, the aquarium, and shopping.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.2
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open 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.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.3
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Scenic, Hike, Hill

Trendy, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, Birding, Photography, Romantic

501 Twin Peaks Blvd, san francisco

Twin Peaks, at 922 feet in elevation, is a world-famous tourist attraction that offers spectacular views of the Bay Area. The north peak (aka Eureka Peak) and south peak (aka Noe Peak) provide postcard views and a treasure trove of animal and plant diversity. Most visitors to Twin Peaks drive, walk or bike to the north peak parking lot to enjoy 180-degree views of the Bay Area.

stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open 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.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Landmark, Shopping Place

Wheelchair Accessible, Shopping, Relaxing, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Exhibitions, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Around, People Watching, Segway Tour, Nightlife, Art Gallery, Various Food Options, Romantic

333 Post St, san francisco

Union Square is a 2.4-acre popular public square for locals and tourists in downtown San Francisco. Union square is surrounded by high-end shops, art galleries, department stores, gift shops, upscale boutiques, theatres, restaurants, and hotels. The famous Macy’s store is right at Union Square and so is the flagship Tiffany & Co store. The area got its name because it was once used for Thomas Starr King rallies.

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.

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  ($$) 8.4
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Museum

Wheelchair Accessible, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Lush, Exhibitions, Photography, Art Gallery, Educational Workshops, Private Events, Romantic, Kids Friendly, Date Night

Pier 15 Embarcadero at, Green St, san francisco

Located on the Embarcadero waterfront at Pier 15, The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory and museum exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. There are hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits, film screenings, evening art and science events for adults, plus much more. The museum uses playful fun experimentation to introduce visitors to scientific principles. They also create professional development programs for educators and are at the forefront of changing how science is taught.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.6
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
National Park, Sightseeing

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Street Performance, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Self Guided Tour, Bike Rentals, Walking Around, People Watching, Birding, Wildlife, Boating, Sightseeing, Photography, Picnic, Sunbathing, Various Food Options, Romantic, Waterfalls, Lake, Kids Friendly

Golden Gate Park, san francisco

Golden Gate Park is the iconic 1,017 acres urban park, a garden oasis, and the third most visited park in the United States. The park is free to see, but there are popular attractions such as the de Young Museum, California Academy of Science, Conservatory of flowers, etc., charge admission. It is a place where people can relax and reconnect with the natural world. Two of the City’s most impressive museums are found in Golden Gate Park. The park is filled with gardens, museums, art, flowers, trees, lakes, birds, and wildlife. There are also plenty of opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, and other activities. Golden Gate Park has something for everyone.

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  ($$) 8.2
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  ($) 8.4
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
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.

Point
17. Lands End
 (Free Entry) 8.8
stay time indicator 1.0-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Hike, Scenic, Trail

Local Favorite, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Breathtaking Views, Free Entry, Lush, Bike Rentals, Souvenirs, Walking Around, Birding, Sightseeing, Photography, Beach, Temple, Romantic, Convention Center

680 Point Lobos Ave, san francisco

Lands End is a wild and windy trail with stunning views at every turn at the northwestern corner of San Francisco. Along the way are hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of old shipwrecks, rocky cliffs above the ocean, access to the epic ruins of Sutro Baths in the Sutro Historic District, pocket beaches, spectacular views of the shore, headlands, and Golden Gate, and a new Lookout Visitor Center.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.7
stay time indicator 0.5-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Public Park, Scenic, Greenery

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Dog Friendly, Biking, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Street Performance, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, People Watching, Tennis, Football, Music, Dance, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Picnic, Sunbathing, Various Food Options, Romantic, Kids Friendly

Dolores St &, 19th St, san francisco

Vibrant Mission Dolores park is a nearly 16-acre city park in the heart of its equally vibrant, culturally diverse mission district neighborhood. Lush green lawns shaded by tall palm trees, a soccer field, six tennis courts, one basketball field court, a multi-use court, a play ground, and two off-lease dog play areas adorn this beautiful park. Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events occur in the park. People flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs, and enjoy spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline on sunny days.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.5
stay time indicator 2.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Sightseeing, Scenic, Shopping Place

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Guided Tours, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, People Watching, Birding, Wildlife, Sea World, Sightseeing, Beach, Art Gallery, Educational Workshops

22 El Portal, sausalito

Sausalito is a picturesque seaside town and a popular tourist destination just a few miles from San Francisco. It was once a fishing village converted into a shipyard during world war II. A bit warmer and sunny compared to San Francisco, with European vacation resort vibes, Sausalito has beautiful boutiques, seafood, art galleries, fancy cafes, gourmet restaurants, a scenic waterfront boardwalk, a marina, houseboats, museums, and much more.