San Francisco Things to Do

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  • 1. Lombard Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    We walked from our accommodation on Sutter Street, near the city Centre, to Lombard Street, which is called “The Crookedest Street in the World”. Wow, those hills sure can be steep! Lombard Street...

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  • 2. Chinatown

    4 out of 5 stars

    I've never been to china town in New York but this was very interesting. It's crowded with oriental people rushing around and speaking there language. The shops had some really different thing ......

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  • 3. Alcatraz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It's a must do, in San Francisco - the visit to Alcatraz. For those acquainted to its history, the audio tour hits the purpose of, more than describing the place, to create a vivid sense of the old...

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  • 4. Coit Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Climb up Coit's Tower and you will be rewarded with some amazing views of San Franciso. From here you get a bird's eye view of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz...

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  • 5. Fisherman's Wharf

    4 out of 5 stars

    Fisherman’s Wharf is famous for its Italian seafood restaurants, and along Jefferson Street, vendors sell crabs, and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls which is a signature dish of San Francisco....

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  • 6. Golden Gate Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge with its famous red paint stands out from the wonderful scenic coastline, mountains and the bay itself. Most visitors to San Francisco will make it a point to visit...

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  • 7. Alamo Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Though you may have never been here before, you've seen Alamo Square a million times. A favorite postcard view - pictured on such TV shows as "Full House" and that horrible show with Brooke Shields...

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  • 8. Union Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Union Square is a 2.6 acre public plaza and central shopping, hotel, and theater district that surrounds the plaza for several blocks. The area got its name because it was once used for rallies and...

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  • 9. Castro District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    So after my walk in the Mission, it was time to trot over to the Castro; only a few blocks away but a 180-degree shift in local culture. As the Haight was the infamous center of '60's Flower Power, so...

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  • 10. Twin Peaks

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Our car climbed to the top of the Peaks. There was a lot of parking, colorful and friendly people and fabulous views of San Francisco. We were elevated 922 feet with spectacular views of the Bay Area,...

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  • 11. Pier 39

    4 out of 5 stars

    Since 1990 the sea lions have been spotted out on PIER 39's West Marina. Every winter the population of these sea lions can increase by over 900 with most of them being males. They migrate south...

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  • 12. Golden Gate Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If "our" August was not so cold, and if Fernanda was not so indisposed, we would have appreciated more this paradisiacal park. It must be nice for locals to have such a relaxing area (in hot...

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  • 13. Muir Woods

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    No, I'm not a midget. No, I have no inferiority complex. No. The truth is that the tree is really very big. They say it's redwood, the only tree higher than giant sequoia. Having been there, a few...

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  • 14. Haight District

    4 out of 5 stars

    We really did it. We went to Ashbury-Heights, and, despite all the musical warnings that we listened to in Portugal, we forgot to wear a flower in our heads. Sorry! And we did feel bad, because, the...

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  • 15. Sausalito

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Riding over the bridge, the views are expansive over the harbour (pic 4) and when you reach the other side you can look back and see the bridge from a different angle (pic 5). So, as you descend the...

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  • 16. Palace of Fine Arts

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    "In 1915 when the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) opened, it was a time of turmoil for the world and for the City of San Francisco. The City was just recovering from the terrible...

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  • 17. Ghirardelli Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    We visited Ghiraldelli square just because we wanted to taste the famous Chocolate store. The square took its name of Domingo Ghirardelli that took the square in 1893 and made here the base for the...

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  • 18. Mission District

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you have wee folk along on your mural walk (see previous tips), this is a great place to let them out of the stroller and run wild for a bit. This little gem of a playground has been an oasis for...

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  • 19. Cable Cars

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ever since 1873 ... the iconic Cable Cars have been moving locals, travelers, and tourist up and down the hilly streets of San Francisco ..... if you have never been on one ... you must do it ......

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  • 20. North Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Beach Blanket Babylon Musical Revue Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon was recommended to us by two friends independently. one currently living in San Francisco and the other had just returned from...

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  • 21. Transamerica Pyramid Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    This building is very easy to identify. It is somewhat of a symbol of San Francisco and resides in the modern downtown district. I had a little bit of fun getting my camera and walking to where the...

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  • 22. Ferry Tours of San Francisco Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sail under Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz on this one-hour tour of San Francisco Bay. Red and White offers its Golden Gate Bay Cruise with narration in 6 languages (English, German, Spanish,...

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  • 23. Japanese Tea Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We were only in town for less than 2 days .. but we came here and I highly recommend it. It was so lovely and peaceful. great place for pictures and kids seemed to like it. We visited in the...

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  • 24. Japantown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Japantown is a neighbourhood located on the western side of the city. San Francisco's Japanese community dates back to the 1860's, and the area is jam packed with Japanese restaurants and sushi bars,...

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  • 25. Cliff House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Cliff House is a restaurant perched on the headland above the cliffs just north of Ocean Beach, on the western side of San Francisco. The restaurant has wonderful views overlooking the former...

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Most first time visitors benefit by simply walking the knot of hills, filling in with the readily available transit--cable car, trolley, muni train, or electric bus.  San Francisco has...

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