San Francisco Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in San Francisco - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Union Square and Chinatown 20

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Chinatown 13

Union Square 7

On the Waterfront 18

SoMa and Civic Center 17

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Civic Center 6

Hayes Valley 1

SoMa 10

Nob Hill and Russian Hill 15

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Nob Hill 8

Polk Gulch 1

Russian Hill 6

Pacific Heights and Japantown 14

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Japantown 4

Pacific Heights 10

The Haight, the Castro, and Noe Valley 13

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Castro 5

Haight 5

Noe Valley 3

Mission District 12

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Dogpatch 1

The Marina and the Presidio 11

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Cow Hollow 3

Marina 3

Presidio 5

North Beach 10

Golden Gate Park 10

Western Shoreline 6

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Outer Richmond 5

Sunset District 1

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Beach–Sight 1

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 1

Bridge/ Tunnel 1

Building/ Architectural Site 16

Educational Institution 1

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Garden/ Arboretum 4

Government Building 1

Historic District/ Site 1

Hotel–Sight 5

House/ Mansion/ Villa 12

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

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Island 1

Jail 1

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Marina/ Pier/ Dock 2

Market/ Bazaar 1

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 2

Military Site 2

Museum/ Gallery 25

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Neighborhood/ Street 7

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 2

Park/ Playground 9

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 6

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 9

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 7

Restaurant–Sight 1

Spa–Sight 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 9

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

Windmill 1

Zoo/ Aquarium 1

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Asian Art Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

You don't have to be a connoisseur of Asian art to appreciate a visit to this museum whose monumental exterior conceals a light, open,...

City Hall

  • Government Building

This imposing 1915 structure with its massive gold-leaf dome—higher than the U.S. Capitol's—is about as close to a palace as you're...

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Fascinating and futuristic-looking, this 2,750-seat hall is the home of the San Francisco Symphony. The glass wraparound lobby and pop-out...

San Francisco Public Library

  • Library/Archive

Topped with a swirl like an art-deco nautilus, the library's seven-level, glass atrium fills the building with light. Opened in 1996,...

United Nations Plaza

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Locals know this plaza for two things: the farmers' market held on Wednesday and Sunday—cheap and earthy to the Ferry Building's pricey...

War Memorial Opera House

  • Arts/Performance Venue

During San Francisco's Barbary Coast days, operagoers smoked cigars, didn't check their revolvers, and expressed their appreciation with...

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