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San Francisco Attractions

What to See and Do in San Francisco


Finding something to do in San Francisco isn't hard; here are some suggestions.


WHAT TO SEE & DO — SAN FRANCISCO ATTRACTIONS

MUSEUMS

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St. (Fulton Street)
415-581-3500
www.asianart.org
A city treasure, this museum in the Civic Center houses breathtaking ancient and modern art from across Asia.

De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
415-863-3330
www.deyoungmuseum.org
This art museum's observation tower and outdoor sculpture garden are worth the price of admission alone; the eclectic galleries boast some of the country's most important objets d'art.

The Musée Mécanique
Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-346-2000

www.museemechanique.org
Don't miss this vast, private collection of antique arcade games and fortune-telling machines near Fisherman's Wharf.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St. (between Mission and Howard Streets)
415-357-4000
www.sfmoma.org
One of the country's most extensive and lovingly curated collections of contemporary art in a remarkable building designed by Mario Botta. (Note: This museum is temporarily closed due to construction and will reopen in 2016.)

PARKS

Inside Golden Gate Park:

Conservatory of Flowers
JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park
415-666-7001
www.conservatoryofflowers.org
A stunning 1878 structure anchoring the eastern end of Golden Gate Park comprising five botanical galleries and seasonal plant exhibits.

Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden
72 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
www.holymtn.com
A famous and peaceful Japanese-style enclave of lily ponds, temple architecture and graceful bridges located inside Golden Gate Park.

Yerba Buena Gardens
Bet. Mission & Folsom (Third & Fourth Streets)
415-820-3550
www.yerbabuenagardens.com
This small but lush park borders both the tech-heavy Sony Metreon and San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art—a great place to relax and recharge downtown.

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

Ferry Building/Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
415-693-0996
www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
An historic landmark on the San Francisco skyline, the renovated Ferry Building houses a gorgeous California food ghetto and weekly Farmers Markets.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS
Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf
Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 39 to Aquatic Park
www.fishermanswharf.org
Probably the city's best known district, the Wharf is a place to stroll, eat fresh seafood, see the famous sea lions and enjoy beautiful Bay views.
Book your tour for Alcatraz well in advance.

TOURS

GraceAnn Walden Walking Tours
415-302-5898
www.graceannwalden.net/tours.html
Food-centric walking tours featuring tastings at San Francisco hotspots.

Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours
650-355-9657
www.wokwiz.com
Lively walking tours through the hidden wonders of Chinatown.


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(Updated: 06/04/13 CT)


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