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Renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and charismatic attitude, San Francisco is ranked one of the top tourist spots in the world. There is always something exciting to experience no matter the taste. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, architectural fanatic, or shopaholic, you will definitely find something to keep you busy in this vibrant city "by the Bay."
San Francisco would not be San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge. Declared as one of the modern Wonders of the World, this suspension bridge opened April 19, 1937, as a way to eliminate the thirty-minute long ferry ride across the bay. Many experts believed that the bridge couldn't be built because of the strong currents, treacherous winds and depth of over 500 feet. After much determination and deliberation, Joseph Strauss and other engineers and architects built this spectacular bridge. Seventy- five years later, the Golden Gate Bridge is still thriving and considered one of the prime staples of the San Francisco area.
Whether you're visiting for the first time or fell in love with San Francisco many trips ago, be sure to make the most of your journey by taking in all this amazing city has to offer.
Must Sees: Popular Sights and Attractions in San Francisco
Getting Around Town
San Francisco has a wonderful trolley system that can take you just about anywhere you'd like to go in downtown San Francisco. Visit the Transportation page to learn more.
Plan your Trip
For more information on San Francisco or the surrounding area please contact the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Association directly or visit the destination page on this website.
900 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 391-2000
Fax: (415) 362-7323
Additional Leisure Tours
Take a boat tour out to Alcatraz Island, where you will get an up close look at the first lighthouse on the west coast, the infamous penitentiary, and the 18 month occupation by Indians.
Did you know that San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America? Come experience Chinese culture, history, events, and more.
San Francisco is one of the biggest small cities in the world. The city hall dome is almost a foot taller than the United States Capitol Building and is considered one of the finest examples of classical architecture in the country.
Travel up the steepest hills in San Francisco, to pay respects to firefighters all around at Coit Tower. You can walk around the lower level of Coit Tower admiring the spectacular murals depicting San Francisco's history or climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city.
For those history buffs, you will find a wealth of detail on how a bygone era still influences the culture, sights, sounds and food of this little waterfront community.
If shopping and fine cuisine is right up your alley, then venture to Ghirardelli Square where you are sure to "Savor your day."
If you like to sit outside and take in the fresh air, then make sure to visit the Golden Gate Park. Take advantage of the activities there such as disc golf, lawn bowling, polo club, or a children's playground for the youngsters.
The only place on the planet with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four story rainforest, the California Academy of Science is sure to astound you.
Visit the oldest public Japanese garden in the US. Popular for its beautiful monuments, bridges, and native Japanese plants and ponds, this garden is sure to calm you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Known as the "crookedest street in the world," Lombard Street is definitely a must see on your visit to San Francisco.