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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  ($$) 9.8
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Landmark, Former Prison, Sightseeing

Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Guided Tours, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Lush, Self Guided Tour, Walking Around, Birding, Sightseeing, Behind The Scenes Tours, Lighthouse

Alcatraz Island, san francisco

Alcatraz Island, aka “The Rock,” is a small island located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco in San Francisco Bay. It was a federal penitentiary housing some of America’s most notorious criminals from 1934-1963. The Island also served as a harbor defense fort and a military prison from 1969-1971. Once a maximum security prison, only three criminals (Frank Morris, John Anglin, and his brother Clarence Anglin) managed to escape from it; US Marshals Service is still looking for answers about their whereabouts. Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions today.

Point  (Free Entry) 9.5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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11. 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  ($$) 8.4
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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.

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15. Coit Tower
 ($) 8.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open 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  (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  (Free Entry) 9.0
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Artsy, Scenic, Outdoor Activities

Local Favorite, Trendy, Dog Friendly, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around

Moraga St & 16th Ave, san francisco

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, a hidden gem, is a sea-to-stars-themed mosaic flowing up a 163-step stairway in San Francisco's Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood. The Neighbors sponsored the handmade named tiles in the shapes of animals, fish, and shells within the mosaic for the beautiful stairs.

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.

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24. 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) 8.3
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Historic Place, Scenic, Hike

Hiking, Breathtaking Views, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, Photography, Beach, Surfing

1004 Point Lobos Ave, san francisco

Developed in 1894, Sutro Baths was the largest public indoor swimming pool complex on earth. Adolph Sutro, a wealthy businessman, built this to provide thousands of San Franciscans with a healthy, recreational, and inexpensive swimming facility. The power of the Pacific Ocean during high tide could fill the 1.7 million gallons of water required for all the pools in just one hour. The Baths could accommodate 10,000 people at one time and offered 20,000 bathing suits and 40,000 towels for rent.

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  (Price varies) 8.2
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Baseball Stadium, Landmark, Scenic

Wheelchair Accessible, Guided Tours, Famous, Family Fun, Lush, Walking Around, Behind The Scenes Tours, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Various Food Options, Sports Venue, Kids Friendly, Basketball

24 Willie Mays Plaza, san francisco

Opened on April 11, 2000, Oracle Park is a Major League Baseball stadium in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco and Home of the San Francisco Giants. The stadium is named based on corporate sponsorships; the previous names were Pacific Bell Park, SBC Park, and AT&T Park. It has received rave reviews from the public for its breathtaking views and classic design.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.0
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Public Park, Scenic, Shopping Place

Wheelchair Accessible, Trendy, Shopping, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Self Guided Tour, Exhibitions, Walking Around, People Watching, Sightseeing, Photography, Art Gallery, Private Events, Picnic, Romantic, Waterfalls, Kids Friendly, Dine In, Cafe

750 Howard St, san francisco

Yerba Buena Gardens is the perfect place to relax, explore, play, dine or shop in the heart of San Francisco’s downtown. The park will enlighten every mood, celebrate diversity, and find green relief while discovering unique features, renowned museums, cafes, memorials, and theaters—all cradled by landscaped lawns, public art, and award-winning architecture.

stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
National Park, Monument, Scenic

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Famous, Family Fun, Lush, Birding, Educational Workshops, Cafe

1 Muir Woods Rd, mill valley

Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is famous for its towering redwood trees. There are short and long-distance trails to walk among the redwoods. Federally protected since 1908, this ancient forest is a refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. Park also has a gift shop and cafe.

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) 8.6
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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.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.5
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National Park, Outdoor Activities, Scenic

Local Favorite, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Friendly, Hiking, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, People Watching, Birding, Wildlife, Sea World, Cafe, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Picnic, Sunbathing, Romantic, Sports Venue, Kids Friendly

1199 E Beach, san francisco

A former military airfield, Crissy Field transformed into a beloved national park site in 2001. This recreational paradise welcomes visitors and locals with its breathtaking San Francisco Bay views, easy hiking, beaches and picnic areas, and wild open spaces. Locals and visitors run, stroll, and cycle along the Bay Trail to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. And the former airplane hangars and warehouses are home to recreational uses, from a rock climbing gym to a trampoline house. History buffs are served up a fascinating story from the past at the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.4
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Hidden Gem, Theatre, Seashore

Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Family Fun, Free Entry, Lush, Walking Around, Birding, Music

83 Marina Green Dr, san francisco

The Wave Organ, located on a small harbor (Jetty), is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture that produces the natural sound of waves. Former Exploratorium artists-in-residence Peter Richards and George Gonzalez created the wave organ in 1986 to amplify and showcase the natural sounds made by water and waves.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Scenic, Botanical Garden

Wheelchair Accessible, Hiking, Guided Tours, Relaxing, Walking Around, Private Events, Birthday Parties, Fountain

1199 9th Ave, san francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden is a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty showcasing 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. It is 55 acres of green space with beautiful trails with plenty of signs and information.

stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open 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.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.0
stay time indicator 0.25-0.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Outdoor Activities, Hidden Gem

Local Favorite, Trendy, Famous, Family Fun, Free Entry

30 Seward Street, san francisco

Seward Street slides are the two lanes of slippery downhill slides in a small park in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. The slides represent the triumphant of neighborhood activism with a fascinating history. In 1963, this place was an empty lot with the development plans to build an apartment complex. Local residents protested, including staging a bulldozer-defying sit-in resulting in a change in the zoning laws and the land reserved for a small community park, including these slides.

Point  (Free Entry) 8.1
stay time indicator 0.5-1.25 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Scenic, Hidden Gem, Hike

Dog Friendly, Hiking, Biking, Relaxing, Breathtaking Views, Free Entry, Lush, Birding, Wildlife, Photography, Mountain, Forest

Mt Sutro, san francisco

An Urban Oasis, Mount Sutro is home to a vibrant, 61-acre open space reserve in the city's center. It is named after San Francisco Mayor (1894-1896) and real estate investor Adolph Sutro. The forest is heavily shaded under the tall Eucalyptus trees and has its own micro-climate. The forest remains cool and wet even when it is hot and dry in the surrounding. Forty-five species of birds, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, skinks, lizards, coyotes, possibly foxes, and other animals call home to this beautiful forest.

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.

Point  ($$) 8.0
stay time indicator 1.0-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Aquarium

Wheelchair Accessible, Guided Tours, Family Fun, Exhibitions, Wildlife, Sea World, Behind The Scenes Tours, Coral Reef, Cafe, Private Events, Birthday Parties

PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, san francisco

The aquarium of the bay, a Smithsonian Affiliate accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), exhibits more than 24,000 local marine animals. Visitors can get up close and personal and discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life. The Aquarium is home to many marine animals, including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopuses, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more. Nature enthusiasts can learn about the most important environmental challenges of the day, like climate change, ocean plastic pollution, and habitat loss.