Sights & Attractions in San Francisco

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Fodor's Choice Sights in San Francisco

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Asian Art Museum
You don't have to be a connoisseur of Asian...
Museums / Galleries Civic Center
 
California Academy of Sciences
With its native plant–covered living roof,...
Museums / Galleries Golden Gate Park
 
Castro Theatre
Here's a classic way to join in the Castro...
Arts / Performance Venues Castro
 
City Lights Bookstore
Take a look at the exterior of the store: the...
Stores / Malls North Beach
 
Dolores Park
A two-square-block microcosm of life in the...
Parks Mission District
 
Exploratorium
Walking into this fascinating "museum of science,...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Ferry Building
The jewel of the Embarcadero, erected in 1896, is...
Markets / Bazaars, Transportation Sites On the Waterfront
 
Golden Gate Bridge
With its simple but powerful art-deco design, the...
Bridges / Tunnels Presidio
 
Hyde Street Pier
Cotton candy and souvenirs are all well and good,...
Marinas / Piers On the Waterfront
 
Ina Coolbrith Park
If you make it all the way up here, you may have...
Parks Russian Hill
 
Kabuki Springs & Spa
This serene spa is one Japantown destination that...
Spas Japantown
 
Legion of Honor
The old adage of real estate—location,...
Museums / Galleries Western Shoreline
 
Lincoln Park
Although many of the city's green spaces are...
Parks Western Shoreline
 
Macondray Lane
San Francisco has no shortage of impressive,...
Neighborhoods / Streets Russian Hill
 
Musée Mécanique
A time-warped arcade with antique mechanical...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Palace of Fine Arts
At first glance this stunning, rosy rococo palace...
Architectural Sites Marina
 
Presidio
When San Franciscans want to spend a day in the...
Parks Presidio
 
Telegraph Hill
Residents here have some of the city's best...
Neighborhoods / Streets North Beach
 
Tin How Temple
Duck into the inconspicuous doorway, climb three...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Vallejo Steps area
Several Russian Hill buildings survived the 1906...
Architectural Sites Russian Hill
 
Yerba Buena Gardens
There's not much south of Market Street that...
Gardens / Arboretums SoMa

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