Attractions

Gallery in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Anglim Gilbert Gallery

The Bay Area hits the big time here, with gallerist Ed Gilbert continuing Anglim's 30-year legacy of launching art movements from Beat assemblage to Bay Area conceptualists. Major gallery artists range from politica…
Top Choice Historic Site in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Alcatraz

Alcatraz: for over 150 years, the name has given the innocent chills and the guilty cold sweats. Over the decades, it’s been the nation’s first military prison, a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary and dispute…
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 Park in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Golden Gate Park

When San Franciscans refer to 'the park,' there's only one that gets the definite article: Golden Gate Park. Everything San Franciscans hold dear is here: free spirits, free music, redwoods, Frisbee, protests, fine …
Top Choice Museum in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

California Academy of Sciences

Architect Renzo Piano's 2008 landmark LEED-certified green building houses 40,000 weird and wonderful animals in a four-story rainforest, split-level aquarium and planetarium all under a 'living roof' of California …
Top Choice Museum in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Recently reopened and benefiting from expanded exhibition space, SFMOMA is SoMa's must-visit gallery. Destined from its start in 1935 to defy convention, it invested early in photography, installations, and other th…
Top Choice Park in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Crissy Field

War is for the birds at Crissy Field, a military airstrip turned waterfront nature preserve with knockout Golden Gate views. Where military aircraft once zoomed in for landings, bird-watchers now huddle in the silen…
Top Choice Landmark in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Ferry Building

Hedonism is alive and well at this transit hub turned gourmet emporium, where foodies happily miss their ferries slurping local oysters and bubbly. Star chefs are frequently spotted at the farmers market that wraps …
Area in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Sea Lions at Pier 39

Beach bums took over San Francisco’s most coveted waterfront real estate in 1990 and have been making a public display of themselves ever since, canoodling, belching, scratching their naked backsides and gleefully s…
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. These narrow backstreets are lined with towering build…