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.
Climbing the steep streets of the city on a cable car is a quintessential San Francisco experience.
Learn about life on Earth through engaging exhibits.
Discover the mother of all Chinatowns.
The iconic tower was funded by wealthy socialite Lillie Hitchcock Coit who wanted to beautify the city.
Spark your imagination and pique your curiosity at the Exploratorium.
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.
Enjoy the sights and activities in this waterfront neighborhood.
As San Francisco's most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge gets a lot of traffic — nearly 39 million cars each year.
Sprawling across more than 1,000 acres — surpassing New York's Central Park — Golden Gate Park offers plenty of attractions for just about anyone.
It is one of the last three remaining Japantowns in the United States.
San Francisco's most recognizable street is also one of its most crooked.
This golf course is part of a National Historic Landmark.
This institution encompasses 45,000 square feet and is free to the public.
Thanks to its hilly terrain, San Francisco has plenty of gorgeous vistas, but none is quite as sweeping as the view from Twin Peaks.