Famous Things To Do In San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of San Francisco’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.


Alcatraz is another extremely popular places to visit in San Francisco. In fact, it is so popular that tickets will sell out weeks in advance.

Cruise the San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay is beautiful, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline.

Fisherman’s Wharf

If you visit Alcatraz or take a bay cruise, you will be here anyway. At Pier 39 there are souvenir shops and restaurants to try.

Ferry Building Marketplace

Until the 1930’s (when the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge were constructed), the majority of people arrived in San Francisco by ferry.

Lands End

Located on the coast in northwestern San Francisco is a web of hiking trails.

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor is an art museum displaying European art. Located next to Land's End, this museum has a spectacular setting.

Ride a Cable Car

This may be another touristy things to do, but there is something fun about riding a historic cable car through the streets of San Francisco.

Take in the View from Twin Peaks

The view from Twin Peaks is one of the best in the city. It’s free to visit and best when the skies are clear.

Muir Woods

Muir Woods is not located in San Francisco, but it is such a great place to visit that it shouldn’t be missed on a trip to this city.

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