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Ranked #31 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #32 of 318 attractions 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 #33 of 318 attractions 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 #34 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Cultural
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 #35 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach &... more » Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach & Land's End. Offering spectacular views of Marin Headlands and The Golden Gate this cove of sand is good place for sunbathing, play spot for children and a picnic. Observe the monument to the Chinese fishermen and early residents who camped and anchored in the cove. « less
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Ranked #36 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Four-acre refuge in Golden Gate Park featuring Japanese architecture and gardens.
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Ranked #37 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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 #38 of 318 attractions 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 #39 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Missions; Cultural
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 #40 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Outdoors
City park located between the Mission District and the Castro/Noe Valley neighborhoods.
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Ranked #41 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Walk, run or bike on this path with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Alcatraz.
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Ranked #42 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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Ranked #43 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Military Museums; Ships; Specialty Museums; 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 #44 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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 #45 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #46 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
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Ranked #47 of 318 attractions 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 #48 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
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 #49 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
A 284 foot wooden-step walkway leading up to the top of Telegraph Hill.
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Ranked #50 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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 #51 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Ships; Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park encompasses 34 acres, and has the most National Historic... more » Owner description: Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park encompasses 34 acres, and has the most National Historic Landmarks of any unit in the National Park Service. In addition to the fleet of historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, the Park includes the Aquatic Park Historic District (Maritime Museum, beach, lawn area, and bleachers), a Visitor Center and the Research Center (in Fort Mason Center). « less
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Ranked #52 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living... more » Owner description: Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. « less
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Ranked #53 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: History Museums; Neighborhoods; Beaches; Cultural
Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
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Ranked #54 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Known around the world for its Victorian rowhouses, this spectacular hilltop park is an ideal spot for picture taking.
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Ranked #55 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks
The city's smallest and most unusual retail shop.
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Ranked #56 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Cultural

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 #57 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Home to the San Francisco Symphony, this modern structure created quite an architectural controversy when first built.
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Ranked #58 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums

San Francisco Wells Fargo Museum is built on the same site as where the original  Wells Fargo Bank was built in 1852. Some of the highlights of this museum include a Concord Coach... more »

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Ranked #59 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and... more » Owner description: A shopper's paradise, this bustling square near the theater district has everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses. After a $25-million facelift in 2002, the cosmopolitan hub boasts a huge amphitheater, granite pedestals on which street entertainers perform and a tree and flower-lined environment in which to enjoy an espresso or an elegant meal. « less
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Ranked #60 of 318 attractions in San Francisco
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This recently gentrified Victorian neighborhood is also the nighttime hotspot for the college and professional crowds.
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