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

SoMa and Civic Center 19

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Civic Center 7

Hayes Valley 1

SoMa 10

Tenderloin 1

On the Waterfront 19

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Embarcadero 5

Financial District 4

Fisherman's Wharf 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 14

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Castro 6

Haight 5

Noe Valley 3

North Beach 13

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

Golden Gate Park 10

Western Shoreline 6

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Sunset District 1

The Richmond 5

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Restaurant–Sight 4

Spa–Sight 1

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Glide Memorial Church

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For a rockin' gospel concert and an inclusive, feel-good vibe, head to Glide, where Reverend Cecil Williams, a bear of a man and a local...

Grace Cathedral

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Not many churches can boast an altarpiece by Keith Haring and not one but two labyrinths. The seat of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco...

Kong Chow Temple

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This ornate temple sets a somber, spiritual tone right away with a sign warning visitors not to touch anything. The god to whom the...

Mission Dolores

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Two churches stand side by side here, including the small adobe Mission San Francisco de Asís, which, along with the Presidio's Officers'...

Old St. Mary's Cathedral

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Dedicated in 1854, this served as the city's Catholic cathedral until 1891. The verse below the massive clock face beseeched naughty...

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church

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Camera-toting visitors focus their lenses on the Romanesque splendor of what's often called the Italian Cathedral. Completed in 1924,...

Tin How Temple

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Duck into the inconspicuous doorway, climb three flights of stairs, and be assaulted by the aroma of incense in this tiny, altar-filled...

Vedanta Society Old Temple

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A pastiche of colonial, Queen Anne, Moorish, and Hindu opulence, lavender with turrets battling red-top onion domes, and Victorian detailing...

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