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Things to do in San Francisco

Hop on a historic cable car and visit the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. Meet the seals at Pier 39 and dive deep into the heart of the lively city!

Top 10 things to do

#1
San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo is open 365 days a year, rain or shine. Stretching over 100 acres of peaceful gardens, it's home to over 2000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals from 250 species. The Pacific Ocean backdrop makes it truly special, and the kid's play zone and exciting animal feedings make it one of the best family attractions in San Francisco.

4.4 (257 reviews)
#2
California Academy of Sciences

Combine marine life, planets, tropical biomes and natural history in San Francisco

4.7 (455 reviews)
#3
Alcatraz

Once a notorious offshore prison where some of America's most infamous criminals, like Al 'Scarface' Capone, and 'Birdman' Robert Stroud were incarcerated, Alcatraz is now a visitor attraction operated by the National Parks Service. Reachable by ferry, the island is the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the U.S. and home to large colonies of gulls, egrets, and cormorants, which add to the island's atmosphere as they circle overhead.

4.8 (55 reviews)
#4
Filoli Historic House & Garden

Discover the beautiful connection between nature and humans at Fioli and their fun events

4.7 (291 reviews)
#5
San Francisco City Cards

Explore sf with a city card!

4.6 (24 reviews)
#6
Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay is located at San Francisco's popular PIER 39. Its focus, as the name suggests, is local aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay (and nearby waterways). There are three main exhibit areas, each with a specific point of focus. The most thrilling is the underwater tunnel, though the touch pools and naturalist talks also help make this an exciting and interactive way to get to know the bay.

4.4 (154 reviews)
#7
San Francisco Cruises

Cruise around San Francisco Bay while marveling at iconic landmarks

4.6 (160 reviews)
#8
San Francisco Bus Tours

Explore San Francisco's top attractions and neighborhoods with guided bus tours

4.7 (29 reviews)
#9
Exploratorium

The Exploratorium is an interactive museum in San Francisco that lets you get wacky with over 650 hands-on exhibits! Explore the world through science, art, and human perception and prepare to be wowed by inquiry-based experiences. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 on The Embarcadero.

4.6 (79 reviews)
#10
Muir Woods Day Trips from San Francisco

Escape city life with a day trip to Muir Woods and immerse in towering Redwoods

4.6 (14 reviews)

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