Alcatraz Island

Fisherman's Wharf

Perhaps the most infamous prison in America, Alcatraz Island--or "The Rock"--is a must-see for any San Francisco tourist. Your visit is audio-guided, narrated in...

  • Excursions
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • 4.6
  • 1

Ferry Building Marketplace

Embarcadero

The Ferry Building--once a high-volume transit point with more than 50 million passengers a year--is one of the best known foodie destinations in America. Inside the...

  • Market
  • 5
  • 1

Golden Gate Bridge

Presidio

A truly stunning structure, the Golden Gate Bridge has been named one of the seven wonders of the modern world, and it's art-deco design is a triumph of form and...

  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle

Aquatic Park Beach

Northern Waterfront

Just a quarter mile long, Aquatic Park Beach is tucked behind Ghirardelli Square, and with its shallow, easy waters, is a great place for kids to swim or wade. If...

  • Public beach
  • Park
  • Water fun
  • Walking

Ocean Beach

Golden Gate Park

The largest beach in San Francisco, Ocean Beach is three miles of white sand with little infrastructure and large, crashing waves. It's a popular spot for seasoned...

  • Public beach
  • Walking

Heart of the City Farmer's Market

Civic Center

Every Wednesday and Sunday since 1981 the Heart of the City Farmer's Market has gathered in United Nations Plaza at the Civic Center to sell a wide array of fresh...

  • Local Food & Drink

Muir Beach

Mill Valley

Just three miles west of Muir Woods, you'll find Muir Beach, a quiet cove rich in wildlife, including dolphins, who enjoy playing in the mid-size waves. Nude...

  • Public beach
  • Hiking

Sutro Baths

Sea Cliff

One of the most interesting features of the western coast of the San Francisco peninsula is the Sutro Baths, a late 19th-century swimming pool complex that's now a...

  • Excursions
  • Natural Attraction
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Museum
  • Hiking

Union Square

Union Square

One of the major shopping areas in San Francisco, and home to most of its department stores, Union Square is a prime destination for flexing your credit card. Neiman...

  • Commercial Center

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park

With over 1,000 acres of public grounds, and a variety of natural features and arts-themed attractions like the de Young Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden, Golden...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Hiking
  • Fun & games
  • Bicycle
  • 4.6
  • 1

de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park

The bold copper facade of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park is a sore topic for some San Francisco locals, but there are just as many who admire the striking...

  • Architecture
  • Museum
  • 5
  • 1

Dolores Park

Castro

Mission Dolores Park is the most popular park in the city after Golden Gate, and its 16-acre span is filled with opportunities for fun in the sun. There are tennis...

  • Walking
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Fun & games
  • 5
  • 1

Baker Beach

Presidio

Spread out on the southwest corner of the sunny Presidio, the mile-long Baker Beach is known for its fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin...

  • Nude beach
  • Park
  • Hiking
  • Walking

Castro Theatre

Castro

A historic landmark and mainstay of The Castro, the Castro Theatre brings a particular faded glamour to the term "movie palace." There are 1,500 seats in the Spanish...

  • Performing arts
  • Cinema
  • Architecture

Chinatown

San Francisco's fabled Chinatown, the largest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest in North America - traces its history to the arrival of the first Chinese...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

GLBT History Museum

Castro

Also known as the "Queer Smithsonian," the GLBT History Museum is the first stand-alone museum to celebrate and document the evolution of the modern queer...

  • Museum

Land's End Beach

Sea Cliff

One of many tiny nude beaches in San Francisco, Land's End Beach--just off Land's End Trail--is a simple stretch of rocky sand tucked into a cove off of Geary...

  • Cruising beach

Pier 39

Fisherman's Wharf

A former cargo pier, this shopping center was redesigned to resemble a fishing village market, complete with specialty stores and tourist shops. Perfect for a family...

  • Market
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Fun & games

The Castro

The Castro is a historic gay village with iconic status in LGBT history. It became one of the first gay neighborhoods in the US mid-century as gays moved into what...

  • Neighborhood

Asian Art Museum

Civic Center

Covering 6,000 years of Asian history, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has the most comprehensive collection outside of Asia. The Beaux Arts exterior gives way...

  • Museum

AT&T Park

SoMa

Home to the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park is a unique stadium--the outfield is the San Francisco Bay--with clean, well-staffed facilities and surprisingly...

  • Other

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park

The California Academy of Sciences--which houses over 26 million specimens--is a trove of natural history, and the planetarium, four-story rainforest, and coral reef...

  • Architecture
  • Museum

Children's Creativity Museum

SoMa

High-tech exhibits encourage little ones to get hands-on at the Children's Creativity Museum, where they can make their own music videos, play live-action video...

  • Museum
  • Fun & games

Coit Tower

Telegraph Hill

This 210-foot tower named after 19th-century cross-dressing heiress Lillian Hitchcock Coit--a patron of the local fire brigade who was also a notorious gambler--is...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Park

Grace Cathedral

Nob Hill

Grace Cathedral sits atop Nob Hill in the perfect spot to catch the sun through its stained-glass windows, and visitors will be bowled over by how lovely they are,...

  • Architecture
  • Walking
  • Cultural & Historical

Haight-Ashbury

The Haight

Once the destination for hippies of all stripes, these days Haight-Ashbury - like much of San Francisco - is a little less flower-child and a little more corporate....

  • Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood

Mission Dolores

Mission

The adobe walls of this 1791 church are a reminder of the Latin American origins of San Francisco, and the cool, dark interior is a fascinating glimpse into the...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Park
  • Walking
  • Architecture

Painted Ladies

Alamo Square

The "Painted Ladies" are the city's brightly painted Victorian houses, particularly on "Post Card Row" on Steiner Street near Alamo Square Park. The late 19th...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Sausalito

Marin County

Sausalito is just a ferry ride away from San Francisco, so it's easy to make a day trip to this picturesque coastal village. You'll probably want to make a full day...

  • Road trip
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Bicycle

Westfield Shopping Centre

SoMa

A nine-floor architectural wonder with a soaring glass atrium, semi-spiral escalators, and majestic domed roof, the Westfield Shopping Centre is an enormous consumer...

  • Commercial Center
  • Architecture