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Things To Do in San Francisco
Things to do in San Francisco
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. PIER 39: It is a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 11 full-service restaurants with bay views and numerous fun-filled attractions.
  2. Chinatown: So authentic, you'll forget you're in San Francisco.
  3. Union Square: The finest shopping is found here including Macy's, Tiffany's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus.  
  4. Cable Car Ride: You can't go to SF without hanging off a cable car. They are often called San Francisco's moving landmark.
  5. Golden Gate Park: A beautiful oasis in the middle of a bustling city, including museums, gardens, a lake, and more.  
  6. Broadway and North Beach: Settled by Italian immigrants, the area offers outstanding Italian food and charming, old world cafés.
  7. Haight Ashbury District: Center of the long-gone hippie culture of the 1960s. Take a stroll for its history and exceptional architecture.
  8. Presidio National Park: 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.
  9. Sausalito: Just across San Francisco Bay, has some of the best views of San Francisco in the area. Take a ferry over, browse a few art galleries and have lunch or dinner.
  10. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The museum itself is a work of art that houses a strong collection and traveling shows.
Top 5 Things To See:
  1. Golden Gate Bridge: It is an engineering marvel. Take a walk on it, don't forget the camera!
  2. Alcatraz - "The Rock": Where notorious criminals such as, Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, did time there.
  3. Lombard Street: The "Crookedest" Street is neither the crookedest street in San Francisco nor the steepest, but it's surely the best-known.  
  4. Coit Tower: Atop Telegraph Hill offers panoramic bay and city views, and a bit of San Francisco in the 1930s preserved in its murals.
  5. Grace Cathedral: The largest Gothic structure in the West, the church is famous for its gilded bronze doors created by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. The Exploratorium: Unwinding DNA, building a Spectroscope or exploring the brain are some of the many exciting interactive activities people of all ages can enjoy.
  2. Sports Event: San Francisco is home to two outstanding parks: famous Candlestick and the newly constructed Pac Bell, where home runs land in the San Francisco Bay.
  3. San Francisco Zoo: With its African Savanna exhibit, featuring giraffe, zebra, kudu, ostrich and other African wildlife roaming together in a lush, 3-acre habitat. This dramatic, mixed-species exhibit brings a variety of animals closer to the public than ever before!
  4. Golden Gate Park Recreational Activities: The park contains lots of recreational facilities: tennis courts; baseball, soccer, and polo fields; a golf course; riding stables; and fly-casting pools. The Strawberry Hill boathouse handles boat rentals.
  5. Cable Car Museum: If you've ever wondered how cable cars work, this nifty museum explains (and demonstrates) it all. Yes, this is a museum, but it's the living powerhouse, repair shop, and storage place of the cable car system and is in full operation.
Best Time of Year to Visit:  With an annual "Indian Summer," September to November is the best time to visit San Francisco. Daily temperatures are at their highest across the peninsula, usually in the mid to high 60s, but often reaching into the 80s and 90s,
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. Teatro ZinZanni: This theatre combines some of the world's most renowned cirque artists, contortionists, aerial artists, jugglers and illusionists with live music and a gourmet five-course meal.
  2. Mint Club Karaoke: This club features a long bar, a stage and a karaoke host. Amateurs beware, the Mint Club regularly features professional karaoke singers who weave through the crowd and know how to belt out a tune.
  3. Bubble Lounge: Features a number of events with music including "Social Fridays" and Tuesday night jazz. So, pop some bubbly and get swallowed by a gigantic love seat, then stick around for live DJ sets as the night heats up.
  4. American Conservatory Theater: This  acclaimed American theatre presents both contemporary playwrights and classic works performed in the beautifully restored Geary Theater near Union Square.
  5. Hornblower Cruise: Evening events and special occasions take on a new luster aboard Hornblower's Dinner Dance cruises. By combining an intimate atmosphere, a four-course gourmet dinner and city lights…with your friends, family and loved ones…your memories will almost radiate.
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. The Cliff House: With panoramic views of the California Coastline, you're so close to nature, you'll hear the crashing waves. It serve an assortment of fine food and wine, using the freshest local ingredients.
  2. Colibri Mexican Bistro: Serves authentic Mexican food steeped in a rich family tradition. The food at Colibri is a refreshing twist on Central Mexican Cuisine.
  3. First Crush: The stylish yet unpretentious  restaurant offers a lively setting perfect for an early get together amongst friends or an intimate late night snack, glass of wine or sharing a scrumptious dessert with that special someone.
  4. Vignette: Chic, calm and quietly comfortable with a menu that is seasonal, concentrating on the best quality products from local farms and small growers.
  5. Castagnola's: Local fishermen deliver fresh fish and seafood daily to Castagnola's dock. This top restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf serves wonderful fresh seafood with a hardy fare of steaks, lamb, veal, chicken and pasta.
See Also Links
  1. Wikipedia on San Francisco
  2. SF Visitor's Site
  3. City of San Francisco


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