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Alcatraz
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Ranked #1 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Travelers' Choice® 2013 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 #2 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites
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 #3 of 104 Cultural 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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Ranked #4 of 104 Cultural 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 #5 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Beaches; Parks
Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.
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Ranked #6 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings
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 #7 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: This Queen Anne style home, now a museum, was the house where the merchant family of blue jeans (Haas) and canned goods... more » Owner description: This Queen Anne style home, now a museum, was the house where the merchant family of blue jeans (Haas) and canned goods (Lilienthal) lived. « less
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Ranked #8 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Missions; Religious Sites
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 #9 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling area of shops, businesses and sightseeing... more » Owner description: Major street in the port area of San Francisco that has become a bustling area of shops, businesses and sightseeing attractions. « less
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Ranked #10 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Beaches; History Museums
Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
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Ranked #11 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Neighborhoods

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 #12 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: San Francisco's famous gay and lesbian neighborhood is filled with interesting cafes, bars and shops worth exploring. The... more » Owner description: San Francisco's famous gay and lesbian neighborhood is filled with interesting cafes, bars and shops worth exploring. The Castro Theatre draws movie buffs year-round with film festivals and movies of every genre. « less
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Ranked #13 of 104 Cultural 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 #14 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods
Section of the North Beach neighborhood with plenty of Italian restaurants and businesses.
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Ranked #15 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Walk, run or bike on this path with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Alcatraz.
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Ranked #16 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
This recently gentrified Victorian neighborhood is also the nighttime hotspot for the college and professional crowds.
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Ranked #17 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia.  It is a place many visitors want to see and put high on their list of places to go.  But read the reviews and many are... more »

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Ranked #18 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs rich in... more » Owner description: The city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhood has an eclectic collection of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs rich in history and Latin culture. Colorful murals decorate fences, building walls and garage doors. « less
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Ranked #19 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Libraries
This beautiful, impressive modern structure opened in 1996 and contains seven stories of books and exhibits.
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Ranked #20 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums; Marinas
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Ranked #21 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites
This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
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Ranked #22 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ 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 #23 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #24 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy neighborhood is now a whole new scene with upscale... more » Owner description: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s, this trendy neighborhood is now a whole new scene with upscale boutiques, Internet cafes and hip restaurants. « less
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Ranked #25 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods

The Japan Center and the adjacent blocks of Japantown are home to scores of shops and restaurants, non-profit community organizations, two hotels, and a variety of other... more »

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Ranked #26 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods
Attractive neighborhood where you will find multi-colored Victorian homes.
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Ranked #27 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San... more » Owner description: Give yourself a cardiovascular workout on these steps, after which you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay. « less
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Ranked #28 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This Pacific Heights street is now known for its trendy shops and eateries.
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Ranked #29 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums; Educational Sites
This is the oldest art school in the West, and the alma mater of some of the nation's most acclaimed artists.
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Ranked #30 of 104 Cultural in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Located in downtown San Francisco, this building, shaped like a pyramid, is a well-known symbol of the city skyline.
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