Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesSan Francisco · 10 years ago

What should I do in San Francisco?

I'm a London boy visiting the states for the fist time. What shall I do when I'm in San Francisco?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    This list includes the most popular things to do in San Francisco, its most popular tourist attractions and activities. It is based on the places people search for most online, along with observations of the most popular things to do in San Francisco, as indicated by the number of people there.

    If you plan to visit more than a couple of these popular sights which require admission, you can save money by getting a Go Card or a San Francisco CityPass.

    Things to do in San Francisco: Waterfront

    Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square: Together, they encompass much of the stereotypical San Francisco sights and are perhaps the most popular things to do in San Francisco. Many people feel they haven't visited San Francisco unless they've seen them - but this tourist area bears little resemblance to the rest of the City of San Francisco.

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    Alcatraz: The former prison wasn't always a place people wanted to go, but today it's one of the city's most popular sights. Reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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    The Golden Gate Bridge: Not only is it one of the city's most enjoyable things to do, but it's also one of the most-photographed sights in the world. A walk on it is a must.

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    Things to do in San Francisco - Around Town

    Cable Cars are often called San Francisco's moving landmark. And they're a fun way to get around, too.

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    Chinatown expresses what early 20th Century Western architects thought Chinese buildings should look like. There's much here that's created just for the tourist, but with our hints, you can get a glimpse of the "real" Chinatown in its alleys and shops.

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    The Exploratorium is a modern, hands-on science museum housed in The Palace of Fine Arts, a Roman-style remainder of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The outdoor rotunda and its lagoon are some of the most-photographed San Francisco sights

    Lombard, the "Crookedest" Street is neither the crookedest street in San Francisco nor the steepest, but it's surely the best-known. The "crooked" section is the block below Hyde Street. No car to drive down? Take the cable car to Hyde and Lombard and walk.

    Golden Gate Park is the city's largest park. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the Japanese Tea Garden, but there's plenty more to see here, including the San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences and Conservatory of Flowers. View photos

    Things to do in San Francisco - Nearby

    Sausalito, just across San Francisco Bay, has some of the best views OF San Francisco in the area. Take a ferry over, browse a few art galleries and have a meal with while enjoying the view.

    Poll: Vote for your favorite thing to do: Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square, | Alcatraz | Golden Gate Bridge | Cable Cars | Chinatown | Golden Gate Park | Lombard Street | The Exploratorium | Sausalito

    See what other people like in San Francisco

    There are plenty of other things to do in San Francisco besides the ones on this list. If you're looking for more things to do, something different or perhaps a few sights that reflect the "real" San Francisco more than its tourist facade, start with the More Things to Do in San Francisco: Best of the Rest. If you are very interested in a specific things to do or activities, and you have plenty of information, don't skip them because of my recommendations. However, if you don't know much about it, there may be a reason why it's not listed. Research these things to do carefully before you go to be sure you spend your vacation time and money wisely.

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