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San Francisco - Sights & Landmarks

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Ranked #1 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Bridges; Landmarks

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 #2 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
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Category: Historic Sites; Islands; Lighthouses; Natural History Museums; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

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 #3 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks

  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 #4 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Educational Sites; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Aquariums
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 #5 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Mountains; Lookouts; Historic Walking Areas
A twenty-minute ride from downtown, this is the best place to catch a San Francisco sunrise.
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Ranked #6 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings; Shops; Flea/ Street Markets; Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
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Ranked #7 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Shops
Famous bookstore founded and still owned by Beat Generation poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
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Ranked #8 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; National Parks; Parks
Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park... more » Owner description: A military installation from 1776 until 1994, the Presidio saw duty for Spain, Mexico and the U.S.; it is now a national park with almost 1,500 acres of hiking and biking trails, beautiful beaches and stunning views. « less
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Ranked #9 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Islands; Military Bases/ Facilities; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; State Parks; Hiking Trails
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 #10 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Lighthouses; Military Bases/ Facilities; Landmarks
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 #11 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; 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 #12 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This church is known for its pastor, Cecil Williams, whose sermons never fail to thrill.
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Ranked #13 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal tradition courageously embraces innovation and open-minded... more » Owner description: Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal tradition courageously embraces innovation and open-minded conversation, where inclusion is expected and people of all faiths are welcomed, where beliefs are put into action and where people are encouraged to seek God and progress on their own spiritual journeys. The cathedral itself, a renowned San Francisco landmark, serves as a magnet, where diverse people gather to worship, celebrate, seek solace, converse and learn.Famed as a destination for visitors from all over the world, the cathedral is known for its striking architecture, stained glass, singular collection of art, and Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel. « less
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Ranked #14 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Known as the "crookedest" street in the world, the steep hills and sharp curves of this one-way road pass by grand Victorian... more » Owner description: Known as the "crookedest" street in the world, the steep hills and sharp curves of this one-way road pass by grand Victorian mansions and attract millions of tourists each year. « less
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Ranked #15 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Educational Sites; National Parks; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of... more » Owner description: Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore. « less
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Ranked #16 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Ships; Specialty Museums
Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 45.
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Ranked #17 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
Owner description: From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at... more » Owner description: From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, your visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39. Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famous sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at The PIER. « less
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Ranked #19 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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Ranked #20 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
One of the longest bridges in the world, this spectacular structure links downtown San Francisco with the city of Oakland.
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Ranked #21 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Military Museums; Ships; Specialty Museums

USS Pampanito (SS-383) museum and memorial is open for visitors at Fisherman's Wharf. The  submarine patrolled the Pacific during World War II. Website more »

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Ranked #22 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Missions; Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and... more » Owner description: The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars. « less
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Ranked #23 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7 Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the... more » Owner description: Visitor-friendly neighborhood which got its name when prospectors found 7 Cyrillic-inscribed gravestones at the top of the hill. « less
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Ranked #25 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Historic Walking Areas
Walk, run or bike on this path with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Alcatraz.
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Ranked #26 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #27 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins... more » Owner description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House. « less
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Ranked #28 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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Ranked #29 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks

Yes, it is over-the-top touristy, although it has one or two high points.  Yet, for some reason, Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's most popular attraction.  So here are the fun... more »

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Ranked #30 of 160 Sights & Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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