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Things to do in San Francisco

 

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SFJazz Center
Ranked #31 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #32 of 360 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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Ranked #33 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Parks
City park located between the Mission District and the Castro/Noe Valley neighborhoods.
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Ranked #34 of 360 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 #35 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Performances
Owner description: Embark on a theatrical journey where fascinating tales of Wonder and Shadow unfold. Our performance style seamlessly blends... more » Owner description: Embark on a theatrical journey where fascinating tales of Wonder and Shadow unfold. Our performance style seamlessly blends classical Conjuring classic with classical Storytelling. Our Victorian Parlor show is “Astonishment!” and that is exactly its intent. We introduce you to San Francisco’s most revered and feared eccentrics, offering captivating tales and astonishing conjuring. The evening’s vignettes are highlighted with magical moments employing unusual curios and rare artifacts. Time seems to stand still in our little Parlor situated within the historic Chancellor Hotel Union Square. Our whimsical turn-of-the-century venue evokes old San Francisco. We’ve reimagined the ambiance of La Belle Époque that brief moment in history from 1885 to 1910. A magical era when wealthy Europeans dined at Maxim’s and frolicked at Moulin Rouge. Our Guests Agree! “A real San Francisco treat, better than Rice-a-Roni!” “Our first night in San Francisco wisely spent.” “A must do for any native San Francisco.” Your Host, Walt Anthony, Conjurer & Teller-of-Tales, is a dynamic performer with more than thirty years of practical experience and formal training in acting, magic and entertainment. Walt has wit, exuberance, and an elegant style, making his performances unique and mesmerizing. ...A cozy and charming place where history and imagination meet: Anthony serves up saucy vignettes about some of The City’s most infamous historical figures... -San Francisco Examiner- …shimmering fairy tales are Anthony’s métier… conjuring up a façade of bygone elegance… -San Francisco Chronicle- You may enjoy light pre-show dinners, drinks, or desserts, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the lobby lounge. « less
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Ranked #36 of 360 attractions 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 #37 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #38 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums; National Parks; Educational Sites
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 #39 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Gardens
Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Ranked #40 of 360 attractions 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 #41 of 360 attractions 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 #42 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: National Parks; Military Bases/ Facilities; Parks; Historic Sites
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 #43 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Ships
Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 45.
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Ranked #44 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Theaters
Owner description: San Francisco Playhouse is a nonprofit theatre company located on San Francisco's Union Square. Plays are staged nightly,... more » Owner description: San Francisco Playhouse is a nonprofit theatre company located on San Francisco's Union Square. Plays are staged nightly, with performances Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 8pm. « less
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Ranked #45 of 360 attractions 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 #46 of 360 attractions 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 #47 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Museums; Military Museums; Ships

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 #48 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Gardens
A labyrinth of 3,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
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Ranked #49 of 360 attractions 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 #50 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #51 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
This Bay tour runs seasonally from May – October and departs from PIER 39.
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Ranked #52 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Trams
Restored street cars run on tracks up and down the Market Street Railway.
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Ranked #53 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Brick stairway leading up Telegraph Hill.
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Ranked #54 of 360 attractions 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 #55 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Ships
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Ranked #56 of 360 attractions 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 #57 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and... more » Owner description: The oldest existing building in Golden Gate Park, this Victorian-era greenhouse showcases a wide variety of tropical and seasonal flowers. « less
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Ranked #58 of 360 attractions 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 #59 of 360 attractions 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 #60 of 360 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: SFMOMA's building is closed for expansion construction through early 2016. You can now find SFMOMA on the go, presenting... more » Owner description: SFMOMA's building is closed for expansion construction through early 2016. You can now find SFMOMA on the go, presenting exhibitions and programs around the Bay Area. For more information please visit: www.sfmoma.org/onthego « less
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