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San Francisco City Hall

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The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
Downtown San Francisco
+1 415-701-2311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in SF you must come and take a look. If you can come on a Friday it will look like pageant due to all the ladies getting married. Pretty awesome to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yay83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend this free tour to see magnificent building and excellent docent tour. Architecture and craftsmanship very beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Colorado515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t expect this outstanding building. We were on our way back to the hotel with a lyft driver who knew the area well. She gave us the outside tour and details. Fascinating!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank techgmu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stately building with a gorgeous courtyard in front right across from the Asian Art Museum. A wonderful area to walk around and explore!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SF City Hall is quit central and they run free walking tours of the building three times a day on weekdays. You can check the times on their website and just turn up, or put your name down for a later tour. My friend and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Smeaters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a very touristy thing to do in San Francisco, but a delight to see anyways! The place that will touch your imagination due to its magesty. The cuopola was modeled after the Vatican and and covered in gold will make you think of Paris....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rvergsin
Reviewed January 16, 2019

It is a splendid building. It is another place not to be missed. It has an architectural value, it is very impressive. if the wedding ceremony coincides it will be a fun for you! Please do not miss to see this building.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed January 7, 2019

I checked out SF City Hall with a friend, and thoroughly enjoyed it! This is not something you typically hear about when visiting the city by the bay, but if you've got time in your afternoon, it's certainly worth a stop.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Joe H
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Beautiful building inside and out. Recommend viewing ground and basement floors for interesting period architecture. Ballroom at the North end of building is magnificent. Have been there for some events. Worth a look at this building if you're in the area and it's open. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mdgwind
Reviewed November 12, 2018

So worth walking by, through, and around....classic building. Definitely worth the time. The architecture is so gorgeous.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Samantha R
March 11, 2018|
Response from Margscott | Reviewed this property |
Call the city hall. you do have to make appointment with them.. the day we were there there was only 46 weddings that day.. I am told they have 100's in a day..
Samantha R
March 5, 2018|
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Response from simply126 | Reviewed this property |
There is an underground parking lot across the street in SF..cost is a couple dollars an hour - very affordable!
Samantha R
March 5, 2018|
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Response from MLXTMRS | Reviewed this property |
I agree that 'free parking' and "San Francisco" do not belong in the same sentence, sadly......
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SG Resident getting married in San Francisco (5 Replies)
Hi, good day to all! I am from Singapore and am researching on getting married in San Francisco City Hall this year. I understand from the SF County website that there are two appointments to be made 90 days in advance - first being the marriage license, and the latter being the civil ceremony. I am planning for a 2-weeks vacation in SF as this is the maximum number of days that I can get away from work. This is an important milestone in our lives and we are a little disappointed that we...More
March 02, 2016|
Response fromS P|
It is up to your country, Singapore, if an apostille is required. You need to check with the Singapore government to find out.
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hop On Hop Off down town using double decker??? (3 Replies)
Any one has any experience with this tour? with priceline cost is $21 adult and $18.75 children for 48 hours pass and below is the detail of the tour. Do you think I should book it? should I request for the seating at the bottom or top? Thanks so much for your advice! Quinn Downtown Loop: Fisherman's Wharf - Cannery Cannery, Cable Car, Ghirardelli Square, Hyde Street Pier, The Anchorage, Maritime Museum, Aquatic Park Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39, Bay Cruise, Alcatraz, Wax Museum,...More
July 12, 2007|
Response fromQuinnshopper|
oh, one more question. I just notice there are either hop on hop off using trolley or double decker? which one is better?
Bobby B
Albany, New York, United States
City Hall and Legal Holidays (1 Reply)
My partner and I are planning to have our wedding ceremony in San Francisco City Hall during the early evening on Thursday July 3rd (6:30ish). Our officiant indicates that since City Hall is a public building she can officate a small ceremony (without chairs or decorations) in City Hall without arranging it through the county clerk's office (and has done so on quite a few occassions so I don't doubt that's the case). My specific question is, the City Hall website indicates that the building...More
March 27, 2014|
Response fromSFNATIV|
The same as any other M-F day, the building is open to the public, unless it has been rented out for an event like the Opera or Symphony Dinners. While the building may be open until 8pm, the City offices close at 5pm.