San Francisco attractions

Top Choice Park in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Golden Gate Park

From bonsai and buffalo to redwoods and protests, and from flowers, Frisbees and free music to free spirits, Golden Gate Park seems to contain just about everything San Franciscans love about their city. You could w…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a mind-boggling feat, nearly tripling in size to accommodate a sprawling collection of modern and contemporary masterworks over seven floors of galleries – but then…
Top Choice Cultural Center in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

826 Valencia

Avast, ye scurvy scallywags! If ye be shipwrecked without yer eye patch or McSweeney's literary anthology, lay down ye doubloons and claim yer booty at this here nonprofit Pirate Store. Below decks, kids be writing …
Top Choice Street in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight Street

Was it the fall of 1966 or the winter of ’67? As the Haight saying goes, if you can remember the Summer of Love, you probably weren’t here. The fog was laced with pot, sandalwood incense and burning military draft c…
Top Choice Cultural Center in North Beach & Chinatown

City Lights Books

Free speech and free spirits have rejoiced here since 1957, when City Lights founder and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and manager Shigeyoshi Murao won a landmark ruling defending their right to publish Allen Ginsberg'…
Top Choice Park in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Dolores Park

Welcome to San Francisco's sunny side, the land of street ball and Mayan-pyramid playgrounds, semiprofessional tanning and taco picnics. Although the grassy expanses are mostly populated with relaxing hipsters, poli…
Top Choice Bridge in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Golden Gate Bridge

San Franciscans have passionate perspectives on every subject, especially their signature landmark, though everyone agrees that it's a good thing that the Navy didn't get its way over the bridge's design – naval off…
Top Choice Street in North Beach & Chinatown

Waverly Place

Grant Ave is Chinatown's economic heart, but its soul is Waverly Place, lined with historic clinker-brick buildings and flag-festooned temple balconies. Nineteenth-century race-based planning restrictions left China…
Top Choice Area in North Beach & Chinatown

Chinatown Alleyways

The 41 historic alleyways packed into Chinatown's 22 blocks have seen it all since 1849: gold rushes and revolution, incense and opium, fire and icy receptions. In clinker-brick buildings lining these narrow backstr…
Top Choice Arts Center in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Haight Street Art Center

Jeremy Fish's bronze bunny-skull sculpture hints at the weird wonders inside this nonprofit dedicated to works on paper and San Francisco's signature art form: screen-printed posters. Glimpse rock-concert posters cu…