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20 things that belong on your San Francisco bucket list

By Time Out San Francisco editors

Just getting to live in San Francisco is a dream come true, but there are some truly extraordinary local experiences that you'll want to try—one of these days. Behold the San Francisco Top 20 Bucket List. How many have you completed?

1. Dining at Michelin-starred legend, The French Laundry

2. Visiting the top of the Golden Gate Bridge

3. Whale watching near the Farallon Islands

4. Entering the costume contest at a Castro Theatre sing-a-long

5. Surviving an Alcatraz sleep-over

6. Ordering from the cheese cart at Restaurant Gary Danko

7. Appearing as an extra in a locally-shot movie

8. Officiating a wedding at City Hall

9. Taking a swim in the exclusive Olympic Club's historic indoor swimming pool

10. Throwing out the first pitch at AT&T Park

11. Completing the "Escape from Alcatraz" swim

12. Taking one of Chef Thomas McNaughton's pasta-making classes at flour + water

13. Attending a public swing dance class in Golden Gate Park

14. Getting strapped to the rack at the Folsom Street Fair

15. Scoring a coveted walk-on role at the San Francisco Opera

16. Taking the kids to an official California Academy of Sciences slumber party

17. Enjoying lunch at one of Google's 30 dining options

18. Walking the entire Bay to Breakers race backwards

19. Cutting a rug at the SF Symphony's annual Black & White Ball

20. Spotting a family of dolphins frolicking off the shore of Baker Beach

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