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.
de Young's admission includes same-day entry to the Legion of Honor, another great museum.
Docent-led tours are organized at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, they are included in the ticket price but visitors need to sign up for them.
De Young Tower on the 7th floor offers great views of the surrounding.
The Three Gems building at the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden is a must-visit.