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Things to Do in San Francisco

A dynamic and captivating West Coast destination, San Francisco offers many exciting things to do and see. San Francisco is home to endless activities and attractions, including Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park and the Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco also offers terrific adventures for kids and families, including Exploratorium, Aquarium at the Bay and Fisherman's Wharf. Go biking, walking and boating in beautiful Golden Gate Park, and get inspired at the California Academy of Sciences - the only place in the world that houses an aquarium, a natural history museum, and a planetarium all under one roof. The beauty, history and action of San Francisco is steps away from the iconic Queen Anne Hotel.
Drive, bike or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge - a marvel of modern engineering and a stunning symbol of San Francisco - with sweeping views of the Bay Area.
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Stroll through the Union Square District, San Francisco's fashionable shopping, dining, theater and entertainment district with trendy boutiques, department stores, bars and a vibrant nightlife.
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Hop on the ferry across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, once the country's most notorious federal prison. Enjoy audio and night tours and breathtaking views of the Bay Area.
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Explore the colorful streets and historic alleyways of Chinatown, lined with authentic shops, restaurants, historic landmarks and Chinese-inspired buildings and churches.
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Get ready for an interactive learning adventure that brings science, astronomy, and the human body to life through fun exhibits that kids and adults of all ages will love.
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Popular San Francisco Attractions

Golden Gate Park -

Edging the Pacific Ocean for miles, Golden Gate Park is an urban oasis in San Francisco. This spectacular park features stunning gardens, beaches, cycling and jogging trails, a music concourse, children's playground, a disc golf course, and tranquil spots to picnic with views of the ocean. Golden Gate Park is home to the city's top cultural attractions, including the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, Beach Chalet, Garden of Shakespeare's Flowers, and Murphy Windmill. Enjoy spectacular views of Golden Gate Bridge and a waterfall at Strawberry Hill and relax the Golden Gate Pavilion. Visit www.golden-gate-park.com.

De Young Museum -

A cultural landmark, the de Young Museum integrates art and architecture into the natural landscape of Golden Gate Park. Housed in a contemporary masterpiece, the museum inspires with its diverse and significant collections of American, African and Pacific Art. The de Young Museum in San Francisco features 27,000 works of art and is famous for its American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts. The outstanding American Art collection boasts paintings by Diego Rivera Georgia O'Keefe, and Willem de Kooning. Visit www.famsf.org/deyoung.

California Academy of Sciences -

An incredible San Francisco attraction in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an innovative science and research center that inspires learning about the natural world. Housed in a stunning and sustainable building, it's the only museum in the world that encompasses a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium, and a rainforest dome all under one roof. Explore the greenest museum in the world, the deepest coral reef exhibit, a massive T-Rex and the largest digital planetarium in the world. Discover amazing exhibits - from astronomy to reptiles to precious gems and minerals to aquatic life and penguins. Visit www.calacademy.org.

Ghirardelli Square -

Named after the famed Ghirardelli chocolate factory that once here, Ghirardelli Square is a festive waterfront marketplace with wonderful shopping and dining. This historic San Francisco attraction features dozens of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and a winery. Get a taste of delicious gourmet foods, including cupcakes, chocolates, cheeses and wines. Just west of Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square offers fun family events, including the Chocolate Festival, Uncorked Wine Festival, and Fleet Week, as well as chocolate and walking tours. Visit www.ghirardellisquare.com.

San Francisco Asian Art Museum -

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is the finest and largest museum dedicated to Asian art and culture in the country. One of San Francisco's most unique art museums, the Asian Art Museum boasts a rare and beautiful collection that spans over 6,000 years of history and includes more than 18,000 treasures. The museum's collection features historic and contemporary exhibits and extraordinary art works that originate from China, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, Japan, Burma, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines. For details, visit www.asianart.org.

Legion of Honor -

California's most beautiful museum, the Legion of Honor is one of the world's leading fine art collections with 4,000 years of ancient and European art in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean. The Legion of Honor is acclaimed for its exhibits on European painting and decorative Arts, including French and English porcelain, and ancient art - one of the largest collections of drawing and prints in the US. Constructed in honor of soldiers from California who died in World War I, the beautiful Beaux-arts building in Lincoln Park is one of the city's most beautiful places. See the Rodin's Thinker in the Court of Honor. www.legionofhonor.famsf.org/