The Best Things to Do in San Francisco

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San Francisco

4.1
Islands · Bridges · Piers & Boardwalks

Popular things to do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge ©
Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Alcatraz Island ©
Island
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Golden Gate Park ©
Park
Golden Gate Park
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Things to do in San Francisco include exciting and sophisticated activities suited to all kinds of travelers. The infamous former prison on Alcatraz Island is among the most popular destinations within the city. Packed with museums, galleries, historical buildings, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants, the waterfront neighborhood of Fisherman's Wharf draws millions of visitors each year. To spend a relaxing afternoon with friends or family, head to Golden Gate Park and enjoy a lakeside picnic on one of its shaded lawns. Wine tasting tours of Napa Valley are immensely popular among gastronomes, while curious travelers of all ages will appreciate a trip to Exploratorium, a museum of art and science.

Hidden gems in San Francisco

Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Shopping Mall
Ferry Building Marketplace
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Twin Peaks ©
Lookout
Twin Peaks
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from San Francisco

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Napa
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Healdsburg
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Auto Race Track
Sears Point Racing Experience Sonoma
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Forest
Muir Woods National Monument Mill Valley
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in San Francisco

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SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
Historic Site
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
City Lights Booksellers ©
Historic Site
City Lights Booksellers
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Grace Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Grace Cathedral
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Historic Walking Area
Filbert Street Stairs
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in San Francisco

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California Academy of Sciences ©
Science Museum
California Academy of Sciences
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Ghirardelli Square ©
Shopping Mall
Ghirardelli Square
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cable Car Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Cable Car Museum
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
The Gregangelo Museum ©
Science Museum
The Gregangelo Museum
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in San Francisco

Crissy Field ©
Park
Crissy Field
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Marina Green
Park
Marina Green
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Washington Square ©
Park
Washington Square
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Corona Heights ©
Park
Corona Heights
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

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