San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco is such a pretty city to see, and San Francisco attractions are a big part of that beauty. But there are a lot of attractions to choose from, so how do you decide?

This section of the San Francisco Travel Guide provides information about the main attractions to help you plan for what you want to see.

You can also check out my "Best of" list of San Francisco things to do.

For information about specific San Francisco attractions, just click on one of the images below…


Golden Gate Bridge Alcatraz Prison Crissy Field
Golden Gate Bridge
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SF's most widely recognized landmark, this attraction is also a source of pride among locals.
Alcatraz Prison
A trip here is worth it just for the boat ride on the bay. Read here for tips about buying tickets, tours and more!
Crissy Field
An outdoor lover's paradise, walk the promenade to Fort Point, followed by hot cocoa at the Warming Hut!

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Twin Peaks
Located in the center of the city, with 360° views, this is San Francisco's top destination to get a view of the city.
The Ferry Building
A must if you are a foodie. This bustling marketplace offers a variety of high-end food items to satisfy any taste.
Cable Cars
A moving historical landmark, SF is the only place to still have an operating cable car system in the US.

North Beach San Francisco Coit Tower Chinatown San Francisco
North Beach
Known as the Little Italy of San Francisco, this neighborhood is popular for their cafe culture and lively nightlife.
Coit Tower
A beloved icon in SF city's skyline, read about why this popular tourist destination can sometimes be a let-down.
Chinatown
An experience for the senses, go for a tea tasting, sample some dim sum, and find the fortune cookie factory.

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Fisherman's Wharf
Not a favorite spot among SF locals, tourists still love to come here. Read here about what's good and what's not...
Alamo Square
The famous “Painted Ladies” homes sit here. Snap a photo and then hit up nearby Hayes Valley for shopping and dining.
Sutro Baths
Visit these haunting, yet beautiful, bathhouse ruins and then take a stroll along Ocean Beach or Lands End.

Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco AT&T Park Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts
A gorgeous remnant from the 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exhibition, the Exploratorium is also here.
AT&T Park
This is the most beautiful baseball stadium in the nation. Even if you don't love baseball, it can be a nice experience to see a game here.
Japanese Tea Garden
Come here to stroll the weaving pathways and contemplate life's questions over a cup of green tea.



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