Sights & Attractions in San Francisco

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Things to Do in On the Waterfront

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
USS Pampanito
Get an intriguing, if mildly claustrophobic, glimpse into life...
Nautical Sites On the Waterfront
 
Alcatraz
Thousands of visitors come every day to walk in the footsteps...
Jails On the Waterfront
 
Angel Island
For an outdoorsy adventure, consider a day at this island northwest...
Parks, Islands On the Waterfront
 
Exploratorium
Walking into this fascinating "museum of science, art, and human...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Ferry Building
The jewel of the Embarcadero, erected in 1896, is topped by a...
Markets / Bazaars, Transportation Sites On the Waterfront
 
Ghirardelli Square
Most of the redbrick buildings in this early-20th-century complex...
Stores / Malls On the Waterfront
 
Hyde Street Pier
Cotton candy and souvenirs are all well and good, but if you...
Marinas / Piers On the Waterfront
 
Jackson Square Historic District
This was the heart of the Barbary Coast of the Gay '90s (the...
Squares On the Waterfront
 
Market Street buildings
The street, which bisects the city at an angle, has consistently...
Architectural Sites On the Waterfront
 
Musée Mécanique
A time-warped arcade with antique mechanical contrivances, including...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Pier 39
The city's most popular waterfront attraction draws millions...
Marinas / Piers On the Waterfront
 
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
Among the two floors of exhibits at this mind-bending museum...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
A participant in the D-Day landing in Normandy during World War...
Nautical Sites On the Waterfront
 
San Francisco National Maritime Museum
You'll feel as if you're out to sea when you step aboard, er...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
San Francisco Railway Museum
A labor of love brought to you by the same vintage-transit enthusiasts...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Transamerica Pyramid
It's neither owned by Transamerica nor is it a pyramid, but this...
Architectural Sites On the Waterfront
 
Wax Museum
Notables from local boy Robin Williams to King Tut await at this...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
 
Wells Fargo Bank History Museum
There were no formal banks in San Francisco during the early...
Museums / Galleries On the Waterfront
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