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 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

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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

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Marina 3

Presidio 5

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Western Shoreline 6

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Outer Richmond 5

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American Conservatory Theater

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Celebrated local architects Bliss and Faville, also responsible for the nearby St. Francis Hotel, designed the neoclassical home of San...

Hallidie Building

  • Building/Architectural Site

Named for cable-car inventor Andrew S. Hallidie, this 1918 structure is best viewed from across the street. Willis Polk's revolutionary...

Lotta's Fountain

  • Fountain

Saucy gold rush–era actress, singer, and dancer Lotta Crabtree so aroused the city's miners that they were known to shower her with...

Maiden Lane

  • Neighborhood/Street

Known as Morton Street in the raffish Barbary Coast era, this former red-light district reported at least one murder a week during the...

San Francisco Visitor Information Center

  • Information Center

Head downstairs from the cable-car terminus to the visitor center, where multilingual staffers answer questions and provide maps and...

Union Square

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Ground zero for big-name shopping in the city and within walking distance of many hotels, Union Square is home base for many visitors.

Westin St. Francis Hotel

  • Hotel–Sight

Built in 1904 and barely established as the most sumptuous hotel in town before it was ravaged by fire following the 1906 earthquake,...

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