Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, California, in the Western Addition. Its boundaries are not well-defined, but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Fell Street on the south.
Explore the Mysteries of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes.
Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay offering expansive 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park and is administered by California State Parks.
Aquarium of the Bay Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at Aquarium of the Bay. Located on the historic San Francisco waterfront at PIER 39, the Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 marine animals including sleek sharks and rays, secretive octopus, hypnotic jellyfish, sparkling anchovies, frolicking river otters, and many more.
Baker Beach isn't the only beach in San Francisco. You can also go to Ocean Beach near the Cliff House and Golden Gate Park, with a long, flat area for walking and evening bonfires. Or try smaller, more intimate China Beach with a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
Tickets to the de Young include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor. Permanent Collections Our collections—encompassing American art; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and textile arts—reflect an active conversation among cultures, perspectives, and time periods.
The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, along San Francisco Bay. It was constructed on reclaimed land along a three mile long engineered seawall, from which piers extend into the bay.
The Golden Gate Bridge is undoubtedly one of the first things that come to mind when people think of San Francisco. With its unique orange color and distinct towers, the Golden Gate Bridge is quite possibly the most famous bridge in the world, and draws more than 10 million visitors on an annual basis.
Golden Gate Transit, San Francisco Muni, and PresidiGo Shuttle all offer a variety of bus options to get to the bridge. Best and worst time to go to the Golden Gate Bridge Fog is a staple of San Francisco and the bridge, but it often burns off at midday, so it's best to go then if you want a clear view.
We’re proud to welcome more than 13 million visitors each year to Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. From a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an oasis–a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world.
Haight-Ashbury is a district of San Francisco, California, named for the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets. It is also called The Haight and The Upper Haight. The neighborhood is known for its history of, and being the origin of, hippie counterculture.
Today, the Japanese Tea Garden endures as one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, featuring classic elements such as an arched drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a zen garden.
Lands End is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate, situated between the Sutro District and Lincoln Park and abutting Fort Miley Military Reservation.
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero (with a gap on Telegraph Hill), most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U.S. Route 101.
The Marin Headlands houses an amazing richness of history and biological diversity due to the variety of habitats and unique geology of the area. Discover the many cultures that have called the Marin Headlands home, from the Miwok Indians to the American Military and everything in between.
Mission Dolores Park, often abbreviated to Dolores Park, is a Leave No Trace city park in San Francisco, California. It is located two blocks south of Mission Dolores at the western edge of the Mission District. Dolores Park is bounded by 18th Street on the north, 20th Street on the south, Dolores Street on the east and Church Street on the west.
Nob Hill is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, centered on the intersection of California Street and Powell Street. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills." Prior to the 1850s, Nob Hill was called California Hill (after California Street, which climbs its steep eastern face).
Ocean Beach is a beach on the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, and the Sunset District. The Great Highway runs alongside the beach, and the Cliff House and the site of the former Sutro Baths sit at the northern end.
13. The Painted Ladies are symbolic of the Gold Rush Era. After all that new money came in, San Francisco wanted to show it off via grand, opulent houses. The designs leaned toward the Queen Anne style—fancy, flashy combinations of bay windows, turrets, and decorated rooflines.
The Cable Car Museum is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 1201 Mason Street, it contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum.
Learn about San Francisco's cable cars before you ride! Inside you can find: interactive demos on how cable cars work, cable car route maps with popular destinations, cable car fares and etiquette, and the location and hours for the San Francisco Cable Car Powerhouse.
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge or the Emperor Norton Bridge (after San Francisco personage Emperor Norton who originally advocated the bridge's construction), is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California.
As one of San Francisco’s most unique buildings, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid from miles away. But how much do you actually know about it? Located at 600 Montgomery Street in the Financial District, the Transamerica Pyramid Center — consisting of the Pyramid and 505 Sansome — occupies the entire block.
Union Square is a 2.6-acre (1.1 ha) public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California. "Union Square" also refers to the central shopping, hotel, and theater district that surrounds the plaza for several blocks.