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Things To Do in San Francisco

Ready to go beyond the Golden Gate? From picturesque parks and legendary neighborhoods to endless galleries, restaurants, and shops, here are some of the best things to do in San Francisco.

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    Zeppelin Hotel In San Francisco exterior; Zeppelin gallery in Nob Hill, San Francisco.
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    Golden Gate Park

    The city’s 1,017-acre oasis draws hikers, bikers, art lovers & music fans, plus gardens & museums.

    California Academy of Sciences

    Natural history museum with an aquarium, planetarium & scientists conducting a variety of research.

    de Young Museum

    A diverse collection of fine arts in a building with a dramatic copper facade in Golden Gate Park.

    Presidio Tunnel Tops
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Mission Dolores Park

    Locals of all ages gather at this outdoor hot spot for picnics & people-watching.

    North Beach

    North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars.

    Haight-Ashbury

    Upper Haight Street is a hodgepodge of vintage clothing boutiques, record shops, bookstores, dive bars and casual, eclectic restaurants.

    Exploratorium

    Hundreds of interactive, educational exhibits & activities illustrating scientific principles.

    San Francisco Exploratorium; Art show of moon hung in museum in San Francisco
    Coit Tower
    Ghirardelli Square
    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    Moscone Center

    Huge convention center hosting a variety of conferences, exhibits, trade shows & other events.

    Powell & Market Cable Car Turnaround
    Yerba Buena Gardens

    Several gardens share space with dramatic outdoor public art pieces, including a memorial waterfall.

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Contemporary & modern paintings, installations, photographs, media & more in a sleek space.

    Westfield San Francisco Centre

    9-story mall featuring over 170 shops & restaurants, a multiplex & a dome-covered atrium.

    Maiden Lane
    Oracle Park

    Home to the San Francisco Giants, this ballpark with bay views offers tours & hosts special events.

    Chase Center

    Chase Center is an indoor arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

    Zeppelin hotel game room In San Francisco; Zeppelin gallery in Nob Hill, San Francisco.
    Salesforce Park

    Gondola access to an urban rooftop garden with trees, flowers & play equipment, plus a cafe terrace.

    Union Square

    Well-known vibrant neighborhood featuring a range of upscale shops, restaurants, hotels & nightlife.

    Ferry Building

    Vendors sell produce, cheese, coffee, candy & prepared food in this soaring, restored 1898 space.

    Chinatown
    Citylights Book Store

    City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California, that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics.

    Transamerica Pyramid

    The Transamerica Pyramid is a 48-story modernist skyscraper in San Francisco, California, United States, and the second tallest building in the San Francisco skyline.

    Fisherman's Wharf

    Bustling waterfront area with seafood restaurants, shopping, an aquarium, sea lions & ferry tours.