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This landmark public square features over 40 specialty shops and restaurants, including the Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace.
Stroll the boardwalk and explore the dining and shopping options at Pier 39.
Sea Lion Center
Get to know Pier 39’s most famous residents at the Sea Lion Center.
This surprising, intimate museum features antique arcade machines and mechanical musical instruments that you can play.
The North Beach neighborhood is packed with Italian-American history, including historic churches and the childhood home of Joe DiMaggio.
This icon on Telegraph Hill in Pioneer Park has an elevator to the top that offers visitors a sweeping 360-degree view of San Francisco.
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
Explore the shelves at this legendary independent bookstore with a beatnik history.
The Beat Museum
The North Beach neighborhood was home to many Beat Generation icons, and this museum celebrates their work.
Nob Hill/Chinatown/Union Square
Huntington Park is the centerpiece of the affluent Nob Hill neighborhood with its elaborate fountains and landscaping, surrounded by upscale buildings.
The arch at the corner of Grant Avenue and Bush Street marks America’s oldest Chinatown neighborhood.
Asian Art Museum
Meander through the largest museum in the western world that’s devoted to Asian art.
Full of upscale shops and restaurants, this public square is the epicenter of the Union Square neighborhood.
Shoppers love the variety of options at this boutique mall, with movie theaters and other attractions as well.
Ferry Building Marketplace
Explore boutique food shops and restaurants, and check out the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Transamerica Pyramid Center
The tallest skyscraper in San Francisco doesn’t have an observation deck, but it’s worth the view from the ground up.
Science enthusiasts will enjoy the Exploratorium’s exhibits, from astronomy to geology.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate Park
Explore over 1,000 acres of gardens, lakes, trails, and monuments and enjoy gorgeous skyline views.
de Young Museum
Discover one half of San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museum system (Legion of Honor is the other).
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Explore the living museum of 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces showcasing plants from all over the world.
This is a popular surfing spot despite the fog, strong currents, and chilly water. Bring firewood for a beachfront campfire and look out onto the Pacific Ocean.
Mission District/The Castro/Haight-Ashbury
Mission Dolores Park
Palm trees give shade to lush green lawns in one of San Francisco’s most popular parks bordering the Mission district and the Castro.
The Castro Theatre
The historic movie palace exhibits a stunning white façade on the outside, and inside, it hosts classic movies and special productions.
The neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury was the epicenter of 1960s hippie culture, home to Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. Explore its trendy restaurants, secondhand shops, and local history.
Soak in the view of San Francisco with a leisurely picnic in the park surrounded by the stunning Painted Ladies Victorian homes that make up Postcard Row, also known as the site of the popular TV show “Full House”.