What to do in San Francisco?

I'm planning a trip to San Francisco alone early October. Coming from Japan, and I have about 10 days there. Can you recommend things to do and see there? Any local ideas that I cannot find in guidebooks are much appreciated!!

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    GET THE San Franciso POPOUT Maps—

    I loves these POPOUT map- you get to see where you are-

    =) No Thinking required, especially on vacation. (look at the picture.)

    I have about 20 of these map of different cities.. It was so useful when I was in Europe!

    Ferry Building

    Pier 39

    Alcatraz or Angel Island

    Japan town

    Lombard Street


    Coit Tower

    Fishermen's Wharf

    Union Square for Shopping

    Golden Gate Park – Walk across the bridge

    Academy of Science

    Union Street

    Ocean Beach


    Palace of Fine Arts

    San Francisco Zoo

    Westfield Shopping Centre

    DeYoung Museum

    Yerba Buena Gardens

    SF Giants Fair at AT&T Park

    Take the ferry to Tiburon or Sausalito

    Segates are great way to travel around the city.

    *_~ Unique places in San Francisco

    Must be Open minded and bring your camera for tons of pics.!! We always bring our guest from out of town to these places. Have early dinner at Asia SF about 6pm and then a show at Beach Blanket Babylon.. They loved it and never forget SF.

    For half price shows/comedy/sports etc.. Try www.goldstar.com

    Academy of Science during the night time- $10 buy ticket in advance.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/pho-garden-san-f%E2%80%A6 - Try the pho challenge


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Visit the Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown. I enjoyed visiting The Herbal Shop. There are many good restaurants in Chinatown and the Dim Sum is fantastic.

    The Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park are lovely. Ride on a cable car (it's fun!) Drive down the crookedest street in the world, Lombard Street. If you want a good picture of the Golden Gate Bridge, go to China Beach.

    In Japantown, visit White Crane Tea Company at Nijiya Market. They sell some delicious teas. Japan Center has some interesting malls. The Peace Pagoda is right outside of the mall. Japantown has an excellent International Art Gallery which is worth exploring. The restaurants in Japantown have authentic Japanese food. You'll feel very much at home there.

    More places to visit are Alcatraz, Angel Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, The Embarcadero, Coit Tower observation deck (has beautiful views of San Francisco), The San Francisco Zoo, take a sightseeing cruise on San Francisco Bay and go under the Golden Gate Bridge, and Muir Woods.

    Have fun! San Francisco is a wonderful city!

    Source(s): Visited San Francisco
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