San Francisco & Bay Area Attractions

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island San Francisco CA 94133 U.S.

From 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz was America's most notorious maximum-security prison, housing such infamous criminals as Al Capone, Mickey Cohen and George "Machine Gun" Kelly.

Cable Car Ride and Museum

1201 Mason St. San Francisco CA 94108 U.S.

Climbing the steep streets of the city on a cable car is a quintessential San Francisco experience.

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr. San Francisco CA 94118 U.S.

Learn about life on Earth through engaging exhibits.

Chinatown

Grant Ave. (Stockton St.) San Francisco CA 94108 U.S.

Discover the mother of all Chinatowns.

Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd San Francisco CA 94133 U.S.

The iconic tower was funded by wealthy socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit who wanted to beautify the city.

Exploratorium

Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.) San Francisco CA 94111 U.S.

Spark your imagination and pique your curiosity at the Exploratorium.

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building San Francisco CA 94111 U.S.

Located along the Embarcadero, the historic Ferry Building was built in 1898 and is home to a bustling marketplace with stunning views of the bay.

Fisherman's Wharf

Van Ness Ave. (Kearny) San Francisco CA 94133 U.S.

Enjoy the sights and activities in this waterfront neighborhood. 

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco CA 94129 U.S.

As San Francisco's most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge gets a lot of traffic — nearly 39 million cars each year.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park San Francisco CA 94122 U.S.

Sprawling across more than 1,000 acres — surpassing New York's Central Park — Golden Gate Park offers plenty of attractions for just about anyone.

Japantown

Post St. (Fillmore St. and Laguna St. ) San Francisco CA 94115 U.S.

It is one of the last three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

Lombard Street

Lombard St. San Francisco CA 94133 U.S.

San Francisco's most recognizable street is also one of its most crooked.

Presidio Golf Course

300 Finley Rd. San Francisco CA 94129 U.S.

This golf course is part of a National Historic Landmark.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 Third St. San Francisco CA 94103 U.S.

This institution encompasses 45,000 square feet and is free to the public.

Twin Peaks

501 Twin Peaks Blvd. San Francisco CA 94114 U.S.

Thanks to its hilly terrain, San Francisco has plenty of gorgeous vistas, but none is quite as sweeping as the view from Twin Peaks.