San Francisco Things to Do

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  • 26. Ferry Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The shops here seem nice, but we spent the bulk of our time checking out the food -- it's a great place to check out some really nice local baked goods, breads, and even the butcher's shop if you're...

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  • 27. Seasonal Events

    An Annual Tradition During October here in the Bay Area courtesy of the US Navy as pre-Columbus Day Celebrations, headed by the world famous blue angels (The United States Navy's Navy Flight...

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  • 28. 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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  • 29. San Francisco City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful building with almost one century, and recently prepared to support seismic activity, its dome is taller than the Capitol in Washington. It gives a different touch to the diversity of town.

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  • 30. Nob Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! A Gothic church in USA! Am I dreaming? Of course not. It's just one more sight of American complex for the lack of history, using their wealth and technology to reproduce the signs of European...

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  • 31. San Francisco Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Love the zoo but what a disappointment from the food!! Every year the food deteriorates it seems like. Its gotten so bad that for now on i will pack my own lunch for the family, I strongly recommend...

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  • 32. Wine Country

    We decided to splurge (being carefree honeymooners) and book a limo with driver and spend a day in Sonoma Valley. It is not cheap; it was $800 Canadian, as we could not help but notice on our Visa...

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  • 33. Grace Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I remember vividly that I had about an hour to spare and so aimed for Nob Hill which happened to be the nearest high point from our hotel in Union Square. I caught the cable car up because I wanted to...

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  • 34. San Fransico Giants Baseball

    It is the Home of the 2010 World Series Champs!!!!!!! AT & T Park is located in the China Basin section of San Francisco, a short distance from downtown and Fisherman's Wharf. The name may be...

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  • 35. Bay Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This Bay Bridge tip now comes with pictures on going back to San Francisco using the upper deck (lower deck is for going out of San Francisco). When it opened in 1936, the toll was 65 cents, collected...

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  • 36. De Young Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This was an excellent museum. We used our San Francisco Pass for entry. The museum has some particularly interesting galleries attached to various stages of American history from its beginnings to...

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  • 37. Museum of Modern Art

    4 out of 5 stars

    Inside the striking building is a modern art collection that boasts excellent touring exhibits, films and photography. The permanent collection includes works by Pollack, Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and...

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  • 38. Presidio Fort Mason

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Presidio has quite a long and rich history and there was even a movie done here in the 1980's. The Presidio is one of the major recreational areas around San Francisco at present and you cn do a...

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  • 39. Ocean Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Francisco possesses a long, beautiful beach, with a broad stretch of beautiful sand and moderate waves, right on the western shore of the city. It is easily accessible by car or Muni (see tips on...

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  • 40. Angel Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Established in 1975, Angel Island Association is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on the island,...

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  • 41. Pacific Heights

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the touristy/pop culture things to do while visiting the wonderful city of San Francisco is go to Pacific Heights and check out the row of Victorian houses (called the Painted Ladies) made...

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  • 42. California Academy Of Science

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The California Institute of Sciences is opposite the de Young museum. Visiting the two museums would be an excellent day excursion which is what we did. The rainforest exhibition is in a dome that you...

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  • 43. Monterey Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Driving up to the Highway 1 for 99 miles from monterey will lead you to Hearst Castle, It is a 2/12 hour drive along the scenic and winding roads of CA Route One where you can do several photo stops...

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  • 44. Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As befitting its long history as the centre of Asian-American, and particularly Chinese-American culture and its large Asian population, San Francisco has an excellent Asian Art Museum. It has large...

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  • 45. Telegraph Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Most people know Telegraph Hill only as the location of Coit Tower. What they don't realize is that this is one of San Francisco's oldest neighborhoods with rare, mid 19th-century homes that survived...

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  • 46. Mission Dolores

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This humble but beautiful little mission church is the only one still intact of 21 once established in California. Its thick adobe walls also withstood the 1906 earthquake - making it the oldest...

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  • 47. Marina District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bordered to the north by Marina Boulevard, this very affluent residential area (average price of a home here is 1.5 MILLION US Dollars! while in other San Francisco neighborhoods is between 600 to 900...

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  • 48. Yerba Buena Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    A Tribute to the ethnic diversity of San Francisco is that the Yerba Buena Garden in South of Market has the Largest Martin Luther King Memorial in the west Coast and is the second largest MLK...

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  • 49. Embarcadero

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    the Embarcadero area of San Francisco is a thin but wide area near the sea front in the North Eastern edge of the city that is famous for a lot of things like Shopping, Dining, Walking Activities,...

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  • 50. VT Meetings / Member Antics

    Announce your plans and see how fast a VT meeting grows up around you. This is one of the best VT groups I have had the pleasure of meeting. Be aware though that many people are very busy. But they...

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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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