Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings and want to know the best stuff to see. Or maybe you're in San Francisco for pleasure, hoping to knock off some of the "must-see" sights that all cities offer.
San Francisco, however, is not your average city. On top of being a major metropolitan area, flush with museums and urban highlights, San Francisco also enjoys a rare, Mediterranean climate. Unlike most major cities in the U.S. that are either swamped by blizzards in winter or blistering hot in summer, San Francisco is mild all year round.
So in addition to the sights and tours that most big cities offer, San Francisco also offers a wealth of year-round natural escapes that no other city in the country can match. A walk across the Golden Gate Bridge is always a must, and getting an overview of the entire Bay Area atop Twin Peaks or Angel Island is an excellent way to take in just how magnificent the whole area is.
Whether it's urban history or natural wonders that tickle your fancy, our list below has you covered. Just start planning your next trip to San Francisco before your vacation is done - this wondrous city has too much to see in one visit.