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  • 1. Alamo Square Park

    Western Addition | Park/Playground

    Whether you've seen them on postcards or on the old TV show "Full House," the colorful "Painted Ladies" Victorians are some of San Francisco...Read More

  • 2. Alta Plaza Park

    Pacific Heights | Park/Playground

    Golden Gate Park's longtime superintendent, John McLaren, designed the nearly 12-acre park in the early 1900s, modeling its steep south-facing...Read More

  • 3. Baker Beach

    Presidio | Beach–Sight

    West of the Golden Gate Bridge is a mile-long stretch of soft sand beneath steep cliffs, beloved for its spectacular views and laid-back vibe...Read More

  • 4. Golden Gate Bridge

    Presidio | Bridge/Tunnel

    With its simple but powerful art-deco design, the 1.7-mile suspension span that connects San Francisco and Marin County was built to withstand...Read More

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  • 5. Hyde Street Pier

    Fisherman's Wharf | Museum/Gallery

    If you want to get to the heart of the Wharf, there's no better place to do it than at this pier. Don't pass up the centerpiece collection of...Read More

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  • 6. Lincoln Park

    Richmond | Park/Playground

    Although many of the city's green spaces are gentle and welcoming, Lincoln Park is a wild, 275-acre park in the Outer Richmond with windswept...Read More

  • 7. Twin Peaks

    Noe Valley | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Windswept and desolate Twin Peaks yields sweeping vistas of San Francisco and the neighboring East and North Bay counties. You can get a real...Read More

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  • 8. Vallejo Steps

    Russian Hill | Building/Architectural Site

    Several Russian Hill buildings survived the 1906 earthquake and fire and remain standing. Patriotic firefighters saved what's become known as...Read More

  • 9. Broadway estates

    Pacific Heights | Building/Architectural Site

    Broadway uptown, unlike its garish North Beach stretch, has plenty of prestigious addresses. The three-story palace at 2222 Broadway, which...Read More

  • 10. Buena Vista Park

    Haight | Park/Playground

    If you can manage the steep climb, this eucalyptus-filled park has great city views. Dog walkers and homeless folks make good use of the park...Read More

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  • 11. Fort Point

    Presidio | Military Site

    Dwarfed today by the Golden Gate Bridge, this brick fortress constructed between 1853 and 1861 was designed to protect San Francisco from a...Read More

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  • 12. Lafayette Park

    Pacific Heights | Park/Playground

    Clusters of trees dot this four-block-square oasis for sunbathers and dog-and-Frisbee teams. On the south side of the park, squat but elegant...Read More

  • 13. Legion of Honor

    Richmond | Museum/Gallery

    Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, and set atop cliffs overlooking the ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the...Read More

  • 14. Lyon Street Steps

    Presidio Heights | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Get ready for a stairs workout—and a spectacularly rewarding view at the top—when tackling the 332 steps at the eastern edge of the Presidio...Read More

  • 15. San Francisco Art Institute

    Russian Hill | Museum/Gallery

    The number-one reason for a visit is Mexican master Diego Rivera's The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City (1931), in the student...Read More

  • 16. Wave Organ

    Marina | Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    Conceived by environmental artist Peter Richards and fashioned by master stonecutter George Gonzales, this unusual wave-activated acoustic sculpture...Read More

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