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!

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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 (271 reviews)
California Academy of Sciences

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

4.7 (466 reviews)
San Francisco Cruises

Cruise around San Francisco Bay while marveling at iconic landmarks

4.7 (175 reviews)
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 (157 reviews)
Filoli Historic House & Garden

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

4.7 (298 reviews)
Boomers Livermore

When you're ready to cool off, just go inside for indoor bumper cars and laser tag! Ask at the admissions desk for upgrades to the arcade, too! If you're thirsty after all that power play, grab a cold drink from the Chill Zone, or power up with a hot dish served up by the kitchen.

5 (1 review)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Located in Vallejo, California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a rollercoaster theme park with wildlife twist. Featuring over 40 adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, as well as a variety of genlter rides for smaller daredevils, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom tickets offer the ultimate family-fun day out. In addition to all the rides, the park is also home to an exotic menagerie of amazing wildlife, with tigers, elephants, giraffes, penguins, and lots more colorful critters to meet, and daily animal shows and feedings to check out.

4.4 (12 reviews)

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 (81 reviews)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

The Snøhetta expansion (completed in 2016) doubled the amount of exhibition space at the SFMOMA. The seven-story structure also expanded the gallery areas and outdoor public spaces, giving a big injection of destination architecture to San Francisco's South of Market area. The SFMOMA's permanent collection is a whopping 33,000 works, and there are always temporary exhibitions as well. When in San Francisco's SoMa make time for the SFMOMA.

4.6 (170 reviews)
San Francisco City Cards

Explore sf with a city card!

4.7 (27 reviews)

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