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Expert Tips for San Francisco Attractions

 

Best San Francisco, CA Attractions

  • SkyStar Wheel
  • The Ferry Building
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Chinatown
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Salesforce Park
  • Alcatraz
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Tunnel Tops Park
  • Lands End Visitors Center

    Lands End Visitors Center

    This new visitor's center is worth the drive or bus fare to the end of Geary Boulevard. Besides framing unforgettable views of the Pacific Ocean, the center...

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
  • SkyStar Wheel

    SkyStar Wheel

    Installed as part of Golden Gate Park's 150th anniversary celebration in 2020, SkyStar Wheel spins and towers 150 feet tall over Golden Gate Park's Music...

    Photo courtesy of SkyStar Wheel
  • The Ferry Building

    The Ferry Building

    We're starting off this list with the Ferry Building because, whether by boat, car, bus, trolley or foot, all points lead from the San Francisco Ferry...

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
  • Fisherman's Wharf

    Fisherman's Wharf

    Like the cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf is quintessential San Francisco. It's often the first destination for tourists, and its...

    Photo courtesy of San Francisco Travel Association
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    It's hard to imagine a trip to San Francisco without a Chinatown visit. Whether you make the grand entrance into Chinatown beneath the dramatic portal at...

    Photo courtesy of San Francisco Travel Association
  • Golden Gate Park

    Golden Gate Park

    Considered the largest cultivated urban park in the country, this incredible haven boasts more than 1000 acres of gardens, meadows and woodlands. The park...

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
  • Salesforce Park

    Salesforce Park

    If you need a break from concrete during your walk downtown, head to the lush gardens of the Salesforce Park, a true urban oasis. Seventy feet above the...

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
  • Alcatraz

    Alcatraz

    Once just an old prison, Alcatraz is enjoying a makeover as a native plant conservatory and historical "must-see." During Alcatraz's 34 years as a prison,...

    Photo courtesy of iStock / MBPROJEKT_Maciej_Bledowski
  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge

    One of the world's most famous bridges, the Golden Gate spans 6450 feet and links San Francisco to Marin County. Completed in 1937 at a cost of $35 million,...

    Photo courtesy of Tom Molanphy
  • Tunnel Tops Park

    Tunnel Tops Park

    With Golden Gate Park cutting almost halfway through the entire City, and numerous other green spaces dotted throughout, San Francisco is known for its...

    Photo courtesy of The Presidio Trust
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