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San Francisco is a small city representing every culture available with the ocean to one side and the bay to the other. Loads of parks throughout the city and Golden Gate Park being the jewel. A city of hills and variety of architecture with fabulous views. A city with history. Every thing from Chinatown, ATT&T park, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge the city offers something for everyone and a lifetime of experiences for any age. Each neighborhood offers a different experience and different culture.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

50 Places

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50 Places

Day 1

Coventry Motor Inn

Hotels

San Francisco Bay

Bodies of Water

Golden Gate Bridge

Bridges

Golden Gate Promenade

Historic Walking Areas, Jogging Paths & Tracks

Fort Point National Historic Site

Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases & Facilities

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Theatres

Presidio of San Francisco

Historic Sites, Military Bases & Facilities, National Parks, Parks

Walt Disney Family Museum

Speciality Museums

Beach Blanket Babylon

Performances

Fisherman's Wharf

Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Walking Areas

Cioppino's

Restaurants

Day 2

Pier 39

Piers & Boardwalks

San Francisco Bay Bridge

Bridges

Alcatraz Island

Historic Sites, Islands, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas

Lombard Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Market Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

The Embarcadero

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Fillmore Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Coit Tower

Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Haight-Ashbury

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Twin Peaks

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Mountains, Lookouts

San Francisco City Hall

Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings

Telegraph Hill

Historic Walking Areas, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts

Cable Car Museum

Speciality Museums

AT&T Park

Arenas & Stadiums

Nob Hill

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mission District

Neighbourhoods

North Beach

Neighbourhoods

War Memorial Opera House

Architectural Buildings, Theatres

Transamerica Pyramid

Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround

Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Castro

Neighbourhoods

Mission Dolores

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Missions

Noe Valley

Neighbourhoods

Golden Gate Park

Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks

California Academy of Sciences

Science Museums

Japanese Tea Garden

Gardens

de Young Museum

Speciality Museums

Biscuits and Blues

Blues Clubs & Bars

Brazen Head

Restaurants

Day 3

Scenic 49 Mile Drive

Scenic Drives

Legion of Honor

Art Museums

Lands End

Hiking Trails

Baker Beach

Beaches

Sea Cliff

Neighbourhoods

Ocean Beach

Beaches

Cliff House

Historic Sites

San Francisco Zoo

Zoos

The Old Clam House

Restaurants

SanMijas's City Tips

  • Transportation is good with the Muni, Bart, and taxi's to get around. Parking is minimal and expensive so better to use public transport. There are now also alternative private taxis Lyft is the one we used last year and they were extremely reliable and efficient and priced well. A bus trip we like is the is the f trolley line from Castro to Fisherman's Warf. The ferry trip on a good day is enjoyable also. Tipping I normally give 15% for average service and 20% for exceptional service and this is not normally on the bill except when in large groups. San Francisco can not be done in a day, week or month so plan to see the most you can in whatever time you have. The on off buses are ideal for an overview of the city and you get to go many parts and plan your off time, lunches, visits and goes across the GGBridge. They leave from Pier 39 usually. One day doing this then you can visit other areas that you want on your own. There is tourist bus passes and also entrances to attraction passes like most cities. We found staying in the city for a couple of days instead of outside gives you much more the feel of San Francisco then day trips.
    Day 1
  • Coventry Motor Inn
    Hotels
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    SanMijas Says:

    Good location, walking distance to many locations, public transportation available, free parking. Friendly staff, helpful and easy to get in and out of to all areas of SF and Marin County.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Do not miss Crab and Clam Chowder in SF. Now loads of food trucks and areas to experience different eating experiences also. Off the Grid in the Marina or look for the location.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 232 Hotels in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very clean, great value 10/10/2018
    • Great comfort and great value ! 02/10/2018
    • Coventry Motor Inn
    Address:
    1901 Lombard St
    San Francisco, CA 94123-2806
    Phone:
    (415) 862-3450
    Other:
  • San Francisco Bay
    Bodies of Water
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    SanMijas Says:

    The bay is beautiful with sunshine or fog, morning, day or night. Different views from everywhere walking, biking,on the water.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Enjoy it from different points. Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, Marina, Fisherman's Warf, Embarcadero.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unbelievably beautiful. You need to see it 17/10/2018
    • San Francisco is different 15/10/2018
    • San Francisco Bay
    Phone:
    +1 415-788-2222
    Other:
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    Bridges
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    SanMijas Says:

    A world wide Icon and unique to San Francisco. No matter how many times you see it and from anywhere it is San Francisco.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure to check how you pay for crossing the bridge as there are now no collection booths.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful when half hidden by fog 19/10/2018
    • Always a great sight 19/10/2018
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    Address:
    Lincoln Boulevard, near Doyle Drive and Fort Point
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Phone:
    +1 415-921-5858
    Other:
  • Golden Gate Promenade
    Historic Walking Areas, Jogging Paths & Tracks
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    SanMijas Says:

    Varied walking paths with a view....morning jog or just a power walk with a view!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Dress for the weather
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • photo opportunity!!! 17/10/2018
    • Amazing Views 17/10/2018
    • Golden Gate Promenade
    Address:
    Marina Blvd. at Baker St.
    Marina District
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Other:
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
    Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases & Facilities
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    SanMijas Says:

    History and interesting walking through under the bridge. Views are different also.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • One of the stops on some of the on off buses, parking limited.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great spot for a differnt perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge 19/10/2018
    • Finally found it! 18/10/2018
    • Fort Point National Historic Site
    Address:
    Long Ave & Marine Dr
    Building 999
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    Phone:
    +1 415-556-1693
    Hours:
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Theatres
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    SanMijas Says:

    Part of San Francisco History. Built for the World Fair. Relaxing walk, lunch or just chilling and relaxing.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magnificent 18/10/2018
    • Fantastic 13/10/2018
    • Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Address:
    3301 Lyon Street
    San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
    Phone:
    +1 415-563-6504
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • Presidio of San Francisco
    Historic Sites, Military Bases & Facilities, National Parks, Parks
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    SanMijas Says:

    This military base has been redone and resurrected into a lovely site with restaurants, parks, museums and loads of history.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A real surprise 14/10/2018
    • Stunning views over the Golden Gate 12/10/2018
    • Presidio of San Francisco
    Phone:
    +1 415-561-5300
    Other:
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    SanMijas Says:

    This is one of the new museum built as part of the Presidio and a break for the kids of something to enjoy.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden Gem 16/10/2018
    • Must do for a Disney Person 15/10/2018
    • Walt Disney Family Museum
    Address:
    104 Montgomery St
    The Presidio
    San Francisco, CA 94129-1718
    Phone:
    +1 415-345-6800
    Hours:
    Wed - Mon
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Beach Blanket Babylon
    Performances
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    SanMijas Says:

    A part of San Francisco Culture for 40 years. A good fun night out for everyone. Light entertainment and humor.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Buy tickets online before going. Drinks served at your seats is wanted.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 94 Concerts & Shows in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Show 09/10/2018
    • Yes It’s Good But 07/10/2018
    • Beach Blanket Babylon
    Address:
    678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard
    Club Fugazi
    San Francisco, CA 94133-3878
    Phone:
    +1 415-421-4222
    Hours:
    Sun
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Wed - Thu
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fri
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sat
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Other:
  • Fisherman's Wharf
    Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Walking Areas
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    SanMijas Says:

    A little bit of everything for the tourists. However there are some good restaurants that the locals enjoy also. Part of SF history although now more for tourists.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Crab, Clam Chowder and SF sourdough bread...
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Underwhelmed 19/10/2018
    • A crazy place 19/10/2018
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    Address:
    Jefferson Street
    Between Hyde and Powell Streets
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Phone:
    +1 415-673-3530
    Other:
  • Cioppino's
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Soups)
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    SanMijas Says:

    We had great food here. The Crab Cioppino was great. The meat was good. Open late so great after going to the theater or a show.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #441 of 4,388 restaurants in San Francisco
    • Better than average Italian 19/10/2018
    • Wharf Food 19/10/2018
    • Cioppino's
    Address:
    400 Jefferson St
    San Francisco, CA 94109-1315
    Phone:
    +1 415-775-9311
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 25
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:30 pm
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Pier 39
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    SanMijas Says:

    As a local I tend to only take people here or use it as a source for starting the on off bus tour. The sea lion the end of the pier are interesting and noisy. Shops and to me mainly a source for tourism. Christmas nice decoration and tree set up. Good meeting place.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Definitely a must 19/10/2018
    • Go just to watch the seals. 19/10/2018
    • Pier 39
    Address:
    Beach Street & The Embarcadero
    Parking area
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Phone:
    +1 415-705-5500
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
  • San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Bridges
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    SanMijas Says:

    The new bridge is interesting. Go to the Embarcadero building preferably on Saturday Farmers Market sit on the pier under and next to the bridge. Great place to take the ferry and see Alcatraz and enjoy the bay from the water. Sample the goodies at the market, buy, coffee and a day trip. Enjoyable time out in the city on a beautiful day.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Driving the bridge is now interesting as it is completely different and efficient for the amount of cars using it daily. However not a trip to do unless you are going to the east bay or north toward Sacramento.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love the view, not the traffic 17/10/2018
    • The other SF bridge 14/10/2018
    • San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Address:
    Highway 80 West
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Phone:
    +1 510-286-4444
    Other:
  • Alcatraz Island
    Historic Sites, Islands, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    SanMijas Says:

    If interested this is a good trip to see first hand the prison and how barren cold and miserable it was. I like taking the ferry to Marin which comes close to the island in both directions. A part of San Francisco and US history.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book in advance
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Buy tickets in advance 19/10/2018
    • Great must 19/10/2018
    • Alcatraz Island
    Address:
    Pier 33
    B201 Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94122
    Phone:
    +1 415-981-7625
    Other:
  • Lombard Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    A unique street and beauty spot of San Francisco. The crookist street in the world. The rest of Lombard street skirts a lot of the different areas of the Marina with hotels and restaurants in the area.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just like in the movies 19/10/2018
    • SKIP 19/10/2018
    • Lombard Street
    Phone:
    +1 415-391-2000
    Other:
  • Market Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    The original Main Street of SF. Big departments stores, banks and off each street to different areas. Start of the cable cars, Bart stations.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Can't compare to Fifth Avenue 14/09/2018
    • Homeless city 11/09/2018
    • Market Street
    Address:
    Market Street
    San Francisco, CA
  • Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
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    SanMijas Says:

    San Francisco has one of the complex Chinese Communities and self sufficient. There are a number of parts of Chinatown, the tourist street Grant Ave and then off to the parts that the people live and good Chinese restaurants and culture.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the time to walk around and see more then the main street of Chinatown and find some of its hidden gems and history.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #96 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Ehh 19/10/2018
    • Biggest Chinatown (outside of China) 19/10/2018
    • Chinatown
    Address:
    Grant Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Phone:
    +1 888-212-3203
    Other:
  • The Embarcadero
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    New San Francisco and the modern additions. The Embarcadero is great for the Farmers Market and trips on the ferry, views and a central source to plan from.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • While on a cruise to San Francisco this is the place to go 14/10/2018
    • Great but boring in spots... 14/10/2018
    • The Embarcadero
    Address:
    Embarcadero Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Other:
  • Fillmore Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    One of the barriers of SF. Old Victorians houses and mixed races, Japanese restaurants and various ethnic areas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Some Good Restaurants 05/10/2018
    • Cool and upmarket 12/05/2018
    • Fillmore Street
    Address:
    Between Jackson and Eddy Street
    Pacific Heights
    San Francisco, CA
    Other:
  • Coit Tower
    Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    A landmark of the San Francisco skyline seen from the warf or the hills. The highlight of the area and of course on the top of the hill.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Views of San Francisco 19/10/2018
    • Short visit 18/10/2018
    • Coit Tower
    Address:
    1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
    Phone:
    +1 415-488-7772
    Price range:
    USD 8 - USD 8
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Haight-Ashbury
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    This area is well known for its history but remains to bring tourists and locals to its shops, art and restaurants. Fun area even if just driving through or seeing it from the tour bus.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #81 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice pearl 19/10/2018
    • Hippie Heaven 15/10/2018
    • Haight-Ashbury
    Address:
    Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    Phone:
    +1 415-391-2000
    Other:
  • Twin Peaks
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Mountains, Lookouts
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    SanMijas Says:

    Historic area of San Francisco sitting on top of the city with great lookouts and views.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing views 18/10/2018
    • Great view of bay 15/10/2018
    • Twin Peaks
    Address:
    501 Twin Peaks Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94114
    Phone:
    +1 415-831-6331
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 am - 12:00 am
    Other:
  • San Francisco City Hall
    Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    An interesting Architectural building and pleasant surroundings in the middle of the city. Seen on the bus tour...

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Majestic Building 19/10/2018
    • Interesting Tour, Beautiful Building 15/10/2018
    • San Francisco City Hall
    Address:
    1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
    San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
    Phone:
    +1 415-701-2311
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Telegraph Hill
    Historic Walking Areas, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Lookouts
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    SanMijas Says:

    One of the hills above the city with spectacular views and walking area of another historic area of the city.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Steep hike but well worth it 25/09/2018
    • Take the Filbert Street steps; there’s a hidden gem! 05/09/2018
    • Telegraph Hill
    Address:
    Lombard Street at Kearny Street
    North Beach
    San Francisco, CA
  • Cable Car Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    SanMijas Says:

    A working museum to see how the Cable Cars operate and actual seeing their workings and the museum. Combine with a walk of Chinatown. Interesting if interested in seeing how things work.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small free museum 17/10/2018
    • Enjoyed the ride, Went to the museum 17/10/2018
    • Cable Car Museum
    Address:
    1201 Mason St
    San Francisco, CA 94108-1071
    Phone:
    +1 415-474-1887
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • AT&T Park
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    SanMijas Says:

    Home of the San Francisco Giants and right downtown San Francisco and on the bay. See a game if possible while there....! Champions..!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love this Park!!! 16/10/2018
    • Hands Down Best Ballpark!!! 16/10/2018
    • AT&T Park
    Address:
    24 Willie Mays Plz
    San Francisco, CA 94107-2134
    Phone:
    +1 415-972-2400
    Price range:
    USD 22 - USD 22
    Other:
  • Nob Hill
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    SanMijas Says:

    One of the oldest and finest neighborhoods of San Francisco. Great buildings to see.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much to enjoy 11/10/2018
    • Views of the city from the top 08/10/2018
    • Nob Hill
  • Mission District
    Neighbourhoods
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    SanMijas Says:

    A neighborhood of Spanish and Mexican roots. Restaurants, shops, art, shopping. Fun to take the bart and walk around the area. Continue on to Castro, and Mission Dolores, Noe Valley and the F car to Embarcadero.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Sunday Stroll 02/10/2018
    • Great place to stay 01/10/2018
    • Mission District
    Address:
    Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sat
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • North Beach
    Neighbourhoods
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    SanMijas Says:

    Looking for night life see what is going in North Beach. Another neighborhood of the city to experience.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Eat and Drink 02/09/2018
    • Lotsa FUN! 19/08/2018
    • North Beach
    Address:
    Broadway at Columbus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Phone:
    +1 415-678-5327
    Other:
  • War Memorial Opera House
    Architectural Buildings, Theatres
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    SanMijas Says:

    An Historical Building in San Francisco and a major part of the culture of the city. Interesting building and even better to see and opera or performance inside the building

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #109 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Exceptional venue 18/10/2018
    • Major Theater 16/10/2018
    • War Memorial Opera House
    Address:
    301 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94102-4589
    Phone:
    +1 415-864-3330
    Other:
  • Transamerica Pyramid
    Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    A unique building structure in San Francisco. The first to go more then 9 floors for earthquake reasons. It sits above all the downtown area and now a recognized building of the San Francisco skyline.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Beautiful Landmark 27/09/2018
    • Pass by Only If You are in the Area 15/08/2018
    • Transamerica Pyramid
    Address:
    600 Montgomery St
    Financial District
    San Francisco, CA 94111-2702
    Phone:
    +1 415-983-4000
    Other:
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    San Francisco Cable Cars are a historical part of the city. Many years ago they were used for transport from one part of the city to another up and down the hills now they are a must for tourists. Miss the days when just a transfer from another trolley took you to the warf or any part of the city the Cable Cars go.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Round Trip ticket and watch your time. Any direction they go is a good ride and something to do at the other end.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lines! But fun. 14/10/2018
    • A must but so slow 13/10/2018
    • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
    Address:
    Powell and Market Streets
    San Francisco, CA
    Other:
  • The Castro
    Neighbourhoods
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    Castro is a very old part of the city that was taken over by the Gay community and became a center for them but in later years families have moved back to the area. It is colorful, unique shops, restaurants. Start of the f trolley to Embarcadero and Fisherman's Warf.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Include with Mission district, Market Street, Noe Valley and Mission Dolores.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Acceptance & Diversity 09/10/2018
    • Gay Mecca 06/10/2018
    • The Castro
    Address:
    Castro and Market Sts.
    San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Mission Dolores
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Missions
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    One of the Missions set up along California when Father Juniper Sierra set up the Missions one day horse ride apart. Interesting historical building and church.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the visit 13/10/2018
    • Very good to visit if you are in the mission neighborhood 16/09/2018
    • Mission Dolores
    Address:
    3321 16th St
    Mission District
    San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
    Phone:
    +1 415-621-8203
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Other:
  • Noe Valley
    Neighbourhoods
    SanMijas Says:

    Another of the neighborhood in San Francisco seen from Castro Area. Interesting buildings to see.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #146 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Lovely community 09/10/2018
    • Fantastic Neighborhood 22/08/2018
    Phone:
    +1 415-374-7249
  • Golden Gate Park
    Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    A park that has something for everyone and most activities you can think of. Includes the Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum, and Japanese Tea Gardens.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Huge Park 18/10/2018
    • Beautiful Park 17/10/2018
    • Golden Gate Park
    Address:
    501 Stanyan St
    San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
    Phone:
    (415) 831-2700
    Other:
  • California Academy of Sciences
    Science Museums
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    This building was completely redesigned and built after the 1989 earthquake. The building itself is interesting how they included light, natural roof, solar panels built in, good view of park from the roof. The Planetarium shows are spectacular. The academy is now set up more as a learning center and reference material available and lectures. The Aquarium is interesting but I think I liked the old one....not as good as Lisbon. Well worth the visit and a good cafeteria and place to eat.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • We used this as one of our stops on the on off bus, lunch and visit before going on to the Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great museum with or without kids 19/10/2018
    • An aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum 18/10/2018
    • California Academy of Sciences
    Address:
    55 Music Concourse Dr
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118-4503
    Phone:
    +1 415-379-8000
    Other:
  • Japanese Tea Garden
    Gardens
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    A must if you have never been through the gardens and a stop for tea in the park....

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • amazing 19/10/2018
    • Beautiful and Peaceful 18/10/2018
    • Japanese Tea Garden
    Address:
    Golden Gate Park
    75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
    San Francisco, CA 94117
    Phone:
    +1 415-752-4227
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 4:45 pm
    Other:
  • de Young Museum
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    The de Young Museum was also completely rebuilt after the 1989 earthquake where the building was damaged and a lot of the exhibitions. The de Young is a major art museum and often houses special exhibits which all have been worthwhile to go to and wait to see.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check what is going on and if there is a special event book in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful View 16/10/2018
    • Wonderful exhibitions, cafe, and observation tower at an affordable price! 15/10/2018
    • de Young Museum
    Address:
    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118-4502
    Phone:
    +1 415-750-3600
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:30 am - 5:15 pm
    Other:
  • Biscuits and Blues
    Blues Clubs & Bars
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    SanMijas Says:

    This venue had good jazz and blues. We ate elsewhere and went for the minimum drink charge. The show was great and we met the artists and talk to them after. Enjoyable night out.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 339 Nightlife in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Price might give you the Blues 16/09/2018
    • Thank you for the music 08/09/2018
    • Biscuits and Blues
    Address:
    401 Mason St
    Cross Street at Geary St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102-1705
    Phone:
    +1 415-292-2583
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Wed - Thu
    6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Fri
    5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Sat
    5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Other:
  • Brazen Head
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub)
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    SanMijas Says:

    Open late and near the Coventry Motor Inn and most of the motel/hotels in the Marina district. We went after the show and had a really good dinner. Intimate lighting and cocktails perfect end to a busy day.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #345 of 4,388 restaurants in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • THE GO TO PLACE AFTER MIDNIGHT 04/10/2018
    • Delightful 16/09/2018
    • Brazen Head
    Address:
    3166 Buchanan St
    San Francisco, CA 94123-3502
    Phone:
    +1 415-921-7600
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    4:00 pm - 2:00 am
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Scenic 49 Mile Drive
    Scenic Drives
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    This is a 49 Mile Drive through all the Scenic parts of San Francisco. It is interesting if you only do part of it or all of it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Pick up a map and plan your route and watch the signs.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking views 13/10/2018
    • 49 Mile Drive 02/10/2018
    • Scenic 49 Mile Drive
    Address:
    Throughout San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    Phone:
    +1 415-391-2000
    Other:
  • Legion of Honor
    Art Museums
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    An Art Museum on the 40 mile route. Many special art shows are shown here.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check to see if any special show is on while in town
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Art History and the Present Meet 18/10/2018
    • Wonderful Cafe 16/10/2018
    • Legion of Honor
    Address:
    100 34th Ave
    Lincoln Park
    San Francisco, CA 94121-1677
    Phone:
    +1 415-750-3600
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:30 am - 5:15 pm
    Other:
  • Lands End
    Hiking Trails
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    Hiking trails and great views of the bridge, bay and ocean

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sutro Baths 17/10/2018
    • Beautiful 15/10/2018
    • Lands End
    Address:
    Point Lobos Avenue and El Camino del Mar
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Phone:
    +1 415-426-5240
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Baker Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    On the rare San Francisco good weather day a place to hang out at the beach with a view of the bridge!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Big Beach without Shower 09/10/2018
    • Great bridge views! 30/09/2018
    • Baker Beach
    Address:
    1504 Pershing Dr
    San Francisco, CA 94129-3306
    Phone:
    +1 415-561-4323
    Other:
  • Sea Cliff
    Neighbourhoods
    SanMijas Says:

    Sea Cliff is one of the upper class neighborhoods and interesting driving through and seeing the buildings.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #234 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Hidden viewpoint 16/09/2018
    • Great views and homes 23/08/2018
  • Ocean Beach
    Beaches
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    The beach in San Francisco that goes the length of the great Highway. Nice for hanging out and walking on the foggy not great days or enjoying the beach on a sunny day or just hanging out with friends for a picnic on the beach.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The pacific in SF area is not great for swimming as it is cold and very strong undertow.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Beach trip 15/10/2018
    • Super Giant Beach 09/10/2018
    • Ocean Beach
    Address:
    Fulton St & Great Hwy
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Other:
  • Cliff House
    Historic Sites
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    Sitting on the edge of the world is the World Famous Cliff house. A restaurant if you want to eat but a good area to park for the views of the pacific and the sea lions and the islands.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breakfast at the Cliff House Bistro 14/10/2018
    • What a view 25/09/2018
    • Cliff House
    Address:
    1090 Point Lobos Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94121-1496
    Phone:
    +1 415-386-3330
    Other:
  • San Francisco Zoo
    Zoos
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    A few hours for the kids....tour...beach...and the zoo. We spent many happy hours wandering this zoo.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 670 things to do in San Francisco
    • Far out (1960’s phrase) and far out 18/10/2018
    • Meet the animals! 13/10/2018
    • San Francisco Zoo
    Address:
    Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94132
    Phone:
    +1 415-753-7080
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • The Old Clam House
    Restaurants (Seafood, Soups, American)
    See more photos
    SanMijas Says:

    This is one of the original restaurants in San Francisco. The crab and prawns were spectacular. We had a fun night out and great food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Parking is a problem and be careful as not a great neighborhood to be wandering around.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #449 of 4,388 restaurants in San Francisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Classic tradition in seafood 07/10/2018
    • A Hidden Gem! 04/10/2018
    • The Old Clam House
    Address:
    299 Bay Shore Blvd
    San Francisco, CA 94124-1322
    Phone:
    +1 415-826-4880
    Price range:
    USD 30 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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