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

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Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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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

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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Shopping Mall
Ferry Building Marketplace
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 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
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Auto Race Track
Sears Point Racing Experience Sonoma
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
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Forest
Muir Woods National Monument Mill Valley
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in San Francisco

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

Kid-friendly things to do in San Francisco

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

Parks in San Francisco

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

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