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Ranked #1 of 53 Landmarks 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 #2 of 53 Landmarks 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 #3 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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Ranked #5 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #6 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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 #7 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Bridges
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 #8 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Trams
Restored street cars run on tracks up and down the Market Street Railway.
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Ranked #9 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #10 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #11 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Ships
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Ranked #12 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites
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 #13 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Brick stairway leading up Telegraph Hill.
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Ranked #14 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Observation Decks/ Towers
A 179-foot tower from which you can see the entire San Francisco Bay.
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Ranked #15 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Architectural Buildings; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Monument built in honor of the city's volunteer firemen, with an observation deck that provides a great view of San... more » Owner description: Monument built in honor of the city's volunteer firemen, with an observation deck that provides a great view of San Francisco. « less
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Ranked #16 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #17 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Macondray Lane is a small pedestrian lane on the south eastern side of Russian Hill in San Francisco.  It is a wooded enclave  in the heart of San Francisco. It is named for... more »

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Ranked #18 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Shops
The city's smallest and most unusual retail shop.
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Ranked #19 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Civic Centers; Libraries
Owner description: There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery... more » Owner description: There are more than one million books in the Civic Center, along with 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center. « less
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Ranked #20 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is filled with shops, hotels, and, along the way,... more » Owner description: Considered to be the Champs Elysees of the city, this grand street is filled with shops, hotels, and, along the way, remarkable architecture. « less
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Ranked #21 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks
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Ranked #22 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
A famous stretch of colorful Victorian-style house.
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Ranked #23 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #24 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings
The "Painted Ladies" - find this row of colorful Queen Anne Victorians on the 700 block of Steiner Street.
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Ranked #25 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Malls

San Francisco's Japantown is one of three left in California. It was once a flourishing center for the Japanese-Americans of San Francisco until World War II, when 120,000... more »

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Ranked #26 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
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Ranked #27 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
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Ranked #28 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Take in a view of the Bay Bridge while strolling on this scenic pier.
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Ranked #29 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #30 of 53 Landmarks in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Gardens; Parks
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