Attractions

Your ultimate guide to the top attractions in San Francisco including tourist sights and historic hotspots

The best San Francisco attractions for tourists
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The best San Francisco attractions for tourists

Explore the city's best landmarks, parks and historic hotspots 

The 49 best things to do in San Francisco
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The 49 best things to do in San Francisco

Your essential guide to the best things to do in SF this season

The best San Francisco museums
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The best San Francisco museums

Don't leave SF without popping into these truly great museums

The best performing arts centers and theaters
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The best performing arts centers and theaters

Where to catch a Broadway show or dance performance while you're in SF

The best things to do in San Francisco this weekend
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The best things to do in San Francisco this weekend

Concerts, food festivals, art exhibits and more events going down this weekend

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Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

Converted from a lighthouse station to a military prison in the 1870s, this is formidable fortress is right in the middle of San Francisco Bay

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Aquarium of the Bay
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Aquarium of the Bay

Clear underwater tunnels offer visitors a diver's-eye view of the Bay

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M.H. de Young Museum

M.H. de Young Museum

Get tickets to the de Young Museum for only $15 when you book with Time Out

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San Francisco Zoo
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San Francisco Zoo

Open 365 days a year, the San Francisco Zoo is home to more than 2000 exotic and rescued animals

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USS Pampanito
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USS Pampanito

The Pampanito is a World War II, Balao-class fleet submarine with an impressive record

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Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

Take a selfie with the world’s most photographed bridge

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Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

Take a tour of this formidable fortress in the middle of San Francisco Bay

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4 out of 5 stars
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Golden Gate Park
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Golden Gate Park

1,017 acres of gardens, walking paths, lakes, recreation fields and a Japanese tea garden

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5 out of 5 stars
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Alamo Square
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Alamo Square

Don't leave SF without a photos with the iconic Painted Ladies.

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Cable Cars
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Cable Cars

A ride on one of the three remaining cable car lines is a classic San Francisco treat

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5 out of 5 stars
M.H. de Young Museum

M.H. de Young Museum

The ambitious permanent collection includes 27,000 paintings, sculptures, artifacts and crafts.

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Fisherman’s Wharf

Enjoy a meal of local seafood and sourdough bread at Pier 39

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5 out of 5 stars
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

The new and improved SFMOMA brings cutting-edge exhibits to the Bay Area

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4 out of 5 stars
Ferry Building Marketplace
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Ferry Building Marketplace

The Ferry Building hosts both the city’s largest tri-weekly farmer’s market

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California Academy of Sciences
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California Academy of Sciences

True to its name, the Academy is a showcase for all things science and nature

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Mission Dolores Park
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Mission Dolores Park

This is where locals sunbathe, read, drink, smoke and socialize on warm weekend days.

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5 out of 5 stars