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Ranked #1 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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Ranked #2 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Performances
Owner description: An uproarious one-of-a-kind close-up show in an intimate, historic setting. Featuring the comedy and classical magic of San... more » Owner description: An uproarious one-of-a-kind close-up show in an intimate, historic setting. Featuring the comedy and classical magic of San Francisco Magician Peter Morrison. Have an experience to last a lifetime. At The Marrakech Magic Theater, cherished memories are made during Peter Morrison's unique comedy and magic experience. The evening begins one hour before the show in the Sultan's Oasis lounge where guests can enjoy s little pre-show entertainment and meet and greet with Magician and host Peter Morrison. Drinks and appetizers are available for purchase as well during this hour before the main show. Your evening ends in the Magic Theater with Peter's unforgettable 75 minute performance in the Main Showroom. Have a stress-free night, full of laughter and sensational entertainment! The Main Showroom is an intimate close-up theater, perfect for high spirits and Peter's extraordinary performances. You'll witness intriguing feats of mentalism, sleight of hand miracles, and throughout, his clean comedy will keep you laughing! Have a remarkable evening-see a show so fantastic that you'll almost forget that you're still in San Francisco! « less
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Ranked #3 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges

The Golden Gate Bridge is not the oldest suspension bridge nor the newest.  It is no longer the tallest or the highest.  Yet it remains the most visited and photographed bridge in... more »

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Ranked #4 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Islands; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Lighthouses; Natural History Museums

Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is a must-see attraction for any visitor to the area.  One of the most infamous prisons in the country for housing... more »

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Ranked #5 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

  ATT Park opened as the home of the San Francisco Giants in 2000.  It has sweeping views of the city and of the Bay.   more »

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Ranked #6 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among... more » Owner description: Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among its wetlands. « less
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Ranked #7 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a series of stunning views at every turn in this wild and windy trail.... more » Owner description: At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a series of stunning views at every turn in this wild and windy trail. Hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of shipwrecks and access to the ruins of Sutro baths, a San Francisco specials memory. « less
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Ranked #8 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Performances
Owner description: On June 7, 1974, Steve Silver produced a small show in the back room of the Savoy Tivoli Restaurant in San Francisco. The... more » Owner description: On June 7, 1974, Steve Silver produced a small show in the back room of the Savoy Tivoli Restaurant in San Francisco. The show was to run for six weeks. That was over 37 years ago... Today, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon has the distinguished title of "World's Longest Running Musical Revue." The show - a musical spoof known internationally for its extravagant costumes, outrageous hats, show-stopping numbers and hilarious puns of pop culture and political character - has been seen by over 5.5 Million people, including HRC Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall as well as some of Hollywood's biggest stars."Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon," hailed as "a constant cascade of showstoppers" by the "San Francisco Chronicle", follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including President Barack & Michelle Obama, Gangnam Style, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Queen of England, Honey Boo Boo, Governor Jerry Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Hilary & Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Jackson, Adele, General David Patraeus, "50 Shades of Grey," and The San Francisco Giants. « less
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Ranked #9 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums

The Palace of Fine Arts was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo, which San Francisco hosted.  It was built to have the feel of an overgrown Roman ruin, and they... more »

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Ranked #10 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Parks; National Parks; State Parks
Owner description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres.... more » Owner description: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the nation's largest national park in an urban area, encompasses nearly 81,000 acres. Spanning Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties, Golden Gate National Recreation Area also includes areas such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, Presidio of San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands. « less
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Ranked #11 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums
An outstanding collection of European art in a gorgeous hilltop museum setting.
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Ranked #12 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks

The Golden Gate Park is a large urban park configured in a rectangular shape, much like the famous Central Park of New York City.  The park contains gardens, museums and ample... more »

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Ranked #13 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Performances
Owner description: San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 proudly presents “The San Francisco Magic Show” at the newly remodeled 270... more » Owner description: San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39 proudly presents “The San Francisco Magic Show” at the newly remodeled 270 seat Bay Theater, starring Las Vegas Comedy Magician Timothy Noonan.“The San Francisco Magic Show” – is a 60 minute, hilarious, family-friendly comedy magic experience! Perfect for families, couples, and visitors just like you, this magical experience is a perfect blend of Timothy Noonan’s amazing magic and “laugh-out-loud” comedy! « less
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Ranked #14 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Disney

The Walt Disney History Museum is a wonderful museum dedicated to the life and times of Walt and his family, business associates, friends, etc.   The family has put on display... more »

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Ranked #15 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Operas

Opera season runs September through November.  Generally a dozen Operas are staged each season, running in repertory.  With little exception, the same Opera is not performed two... more »

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Ranked #16 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Mountains; Neighborhoods; Lookouts
A twenty-minute ride from downtown, this is the best place to catch a San Francisco sunrise.
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Ranked #17 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Science Museums; Children's Museums
Owner description: Experience the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception that's dedicated to the excitement of... more » Owner description: Experience the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception that's dedicated to the excitement of experimentation, the pleasure of discovery, and the power of play. Indulge your curiosity in over 600 exhibits-indoors and out-and explore eye-opening ways to understand the world around you. Don't miss the iconic Tactile Dome, where you can take an interactive excursion in total darkness using your sense of touch as your only guide (be sure to make a reservation in advance). There's also a unique museum store plus two delicious places to eat: the SeaGlass restaurant, which has a stunning Bay view, and the Seismic Joint cafe. Located at Pier 15 along San Francisco's Embarcadero between Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, the Exploratorium is easy to get to by public transportation (the F-Market & Wharves Historic Streetcar stops out front and it's a ten-minute walk from BART or MUNI) plus there's parking nearby. Tickets are available online (recommended) or at the door. « less
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Ranked #18 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Symphonies
Owner description: Presents and performs over 220 concerts annually, from September through July. In 2011-12 celebrates its 100th centennial... more » Owner description: Presents and performs over 220 concerts annually, from September through July. In 2011-12 celebrates its 100th centennial season- learn more at our website. « less
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Ranked #19 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums

The Asian Art Museum is one of the best Asian art museums in the world so plan on spending several hours. The best introduction to the museum is to take one of the many free... more »

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Ranked #20 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Ballets

The San Francisco Ballet is the oldest classical ballet company in the country.  As a result, they are the first U.S. ballet company to perform full-length versions of Swan Lake... more »

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Ranked #21 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Educational Sites; Science Museums; Aquariums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Natural History Museums
Owner description: The world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and... more » Owner description: The world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast. Fly to Mars (and beyond the Milky Way!) from the safety of your planetarium seat, take a virtual safari in African Hall, or climb into the canopy of a living rainforest. Face your fears—and an albino alligator—inside the Swamp, and meet scientists as they return from research expeditions around the world. From the depths of a Philippine coral reef to the outer reaches of the Universe, it's all inside the California Academy of Sciences. « less
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Ranked #22 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
This superb collection of mechanical games and toys will entice people of all ages.
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Ranked #23 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Parks
A popular park for jogging, picnics, biking, and sightseeing.
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Ranked #24 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Islands; State Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Military Bases/ Facilities; Historic Sites; Hiking Trails; Parks
Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide... more » Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #25 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums
A museum to San Francisco's beloved cable cars, with a subterranean walkway that lets you see the moving cable.
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Ranked #26 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Movie Theaters

The Castro Movie Theater was built in 1922 by the Nasser borthers, entrepreneurs who started a nickelodeon in 1908 in the  neighborhood. One of the more interesting places to see... more »

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Ranked #27 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums

The DeYoung museum has been a San Francisco institution since it opened in Golden Gate Park in 1895.  The new building, designed by Herzog & de Mueron, opened in 2005.  The... more »

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Ranked #28 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip... more » Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby. « less
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Ranked #29 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; Lighthouses
Owner description: From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate... more » Owner description: From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period. « less
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Ranked #30 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites
This church is known for its pastor, Cecil Williams, whose sermons never fail to thrill.
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