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What to see in San Francisco?

Are there any MUST DO things that i shouldn't miss when i'm in san francisco this summer??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    My Must Do San Francisco

    1. Ride a Cable Car, the only moving historical landmark in the world. Stop off at the Cable Car Barn at Washington and Mason to get a full understanding of this unique form of transportation. Riding the Powell Hyde line will allow you to see Lombard Street the famous crooked street.

    2. Visit Alcatraz, this former prison is the most popular destination in San Francisco. The bay cruise to and from the island will give you the opportunity to see the skyline from the water a unique perspective

    3. Visit Coit Tower, Beautiful murals inside, impressive bay view from the tower or Pioneer Park at the base. Then descend Telegraph hill via the Filbert Steps on the East side of the park for a unique view of how folks on Telegraph Hill live, more beautiful bay views and the chance to hear and see the famous Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

    4. Golden Gate Bridge, not just a feat of engineering, this 1.7 mile span offers incredible views of The City, the bay and the Pacific ocean. Be sure to visit Ft. Point under the bridge for a different view of this San Francisco Icon.

    5. Explore Golden Gate Park, this large urban park can consume a whole day. The New Academy Science, Japanese Tea Garden, Deyoung Museum [American Art], the Arboretum, Bison Paddock, and Paddle boats are all worth a look and watch the sun go down over the Pacific over a drink or dinner at the Beach Chalet.

    6. Chinatown, the most densely populated portion of San Francisco offers the largest Chinese center for shopping, food and unique architecture found outside of Asia. The best place to buy souvenirs to take home to friends and family.

    7. North Beach, traditionally the Italian section of the city which has no beach but abounds in quaint shops, great restaurants and The City’s best coffee options.

    8. Civic Center, the largest collection of Beaux Arts buildings in the US. Home to San Francisco City Hall, with a dome larger than the US Capital, the Asian Art Museum and the Modern San Francisco Library with its San Francisco History Room housing an eclectic collection of city artifacts and photographs.

    9. Buena Vista Gardens, this urban park is home to; the Museum of Modern Art the Museum of The African Diaspora, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Cartoon Art Museum and the Metreon will keep you entertained for hours.

    10. Twin Peaks, see The City and the bay spread out at your feet. Especially captivating at night when the lights seem to go on for ever.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's plenty of "must do" things for you in San Francisco. First, take a ride on a cable car. It's fun and an inexpensive way to get around the city. Also, drive across the Golden Gate Bridge if you can. In addition, drive down the crookedest street in the world known as Lombard Street. Then you'll want to visit Alcatraz, shop at Pier 39 and the Embarcadero, eat plenty of fresh seafood on Fisherman's Wharf, visit the San Francisco Zoo, go to the top of Coit Tower for a spectacular view of San Francisco, visit Chinatown where you can shop, eat some dim sum, and take a tour of a fortune cookie factory.

    Muir Woods is a beautiful, scenic nature place just north of San Francisco. I highly recommend going there for a stroll. It smells so nice out there.

    If you have time, drive down to Monterey, which is a 2 hour drive south of San Francisco. They have the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is one of the best in the country. Also, take the 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach. It's like heaven on earth. It's really the most beatiful place on earth. You will love your trip to San Francisco.

    Source(s): Visited San Francicso many times
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  • 1 decade ago

    Those are all great answers submitted.

    I also recommend visiting Golden Gate Park which has museums including the De Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences which has a new rain forrest and penguin exhibit, aquarium and lots more, the park also has several playgrounds, picnic areas, car shows and summer concerts. The park has hippie hill near Children's Playground (on the East side of the park) and the haigh street entrance of the park. Hippie hill is what is sounds like, hippies hanging out all day playin in a huge drum circle. There is also a carousel next to hippie hill and Children's Playground. Children's Playground has 2 cement slides to race down, just bring or grab a thick piece of cardboard!

    I also recommend going to Ocean Beach at the West end of Golden Gate Park. Ocean beach is a beautiful beach, cold though, but check it out for the sunset from your car. The West end of the park also has a beautiful flower garden under a historic windmill across from the polo fields and the beach and park chalet bar and restaurant with views of the beach and park.

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  • 5 years ago


    North beach


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  • 1 decade ago

    If you can, try to do and see all of these things in San Francisco.

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