Things to Do in San Francisco

Embrace the culture, cuisine, art, music and history of San Francisco. From waterfront dining at Fisherman's Wharf to the iconic Coit Tower, San Francisco offers exciting things to do, see and experience. Come play in the City by the Bay.

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San Francisco, CA Ferry Building

Ferry Building

Shop for fresh produce, seafood, meat and artisan foods at the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, the most celebrated farmers market in the country.
 1 Ferry Building San Francisco, California 94111
Ghirardelli Square in California

Ghirardelli Square

Once a chocolate factory, Ghirardelli Square is the perfect spot for sipping a glass of wine, shopping and having lunch at one of its waterfront restaurants.
 900 North Point Street San Francisco, California 94109
Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Alcatraz Island

Take a ferry across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz, once the most infamous high security prisons in the country. Enjoy audio tours and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
 San Francisco, California 94133
San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco is a festive waterfront marketplace featuring restaurants, souvenir shops, food stands, street performers, live music and attractions, including Aquarium of the Bay.
 47 Pier #2 San Francisco, California 94133
Coit Tower in San Francisco

Coit Tower

Hike up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, one of San Francisco's most iconic skyline sights. Ride the elevator to the observation deck and enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay area.
 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard San Francisco, California 94133
Oracle Park of San Francisco

Oracle Park

Oracle Park (home of the San Francisco Giants), with its breathtaking views and classic design, was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily as part of the inaugural Sports Business Awards program. Fans can take daily tours of the park all year long, or check out a Giants home game April - October.
 24 Willie Mays Plaza San Francisco, California 94107
Pier 39 of San Francisco

Pier 39

PIER 39 is a 45-acre waterfront complex that is a gathering place for millions. In addition to its 14 full-service restaurants, 90+ shops and popular attractions, PIER 39 is home to a 5-acre waterfront park and a 300-berth marina.
 Beach Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94133
San Francisco Exploratorium


The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity.
 15 The Embarcadero #100 San Francisco, California 94111