San Francisco Tourist Attractions

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

About Golden Gate Bridge As a Bay Area native and local tourist, I’m often amazed to remember just how famous some of these San Francisco sites are around the world – I imagine it’s like growing up as one of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kids, realizing that people all over the world care what(…)

Published On: Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco
Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf – Along the waterfront on the northeastern edge of San Francisco, lies Fisherman’s Wharf, a neighborhood encompassing a series of piers from around Pier 35 to 45, Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park, and up to Ghirardelli Square. The wharf is one of the top tourist destinations in San Francisco, known for its seafood(…)

Published On: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park  – In the midst of the city chaos – the traffic and the hustle of the metropolis – lies an oasis, a place to take a walk and a deep breath and reconnect with nature. The long, rectangular expanse of green space stretches east from the coast at Ocean Beach, narrowing into(…)

Published On: Friday, April 14th, 2017
San Francisco Cable Car System
San Francisco Cable Car System

Cable Car in San Francisco – “High on a hill, it calls to me / To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars” Like Tony Bennett sang, there’s something about those little cable cars that transcends this world. San Francisco’s classic transportation system, cable car in San Francisco are an important symbol(…)

Published On: Friday, April 14th, 2017
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

The San Francisco Opera is housed in the War Memorial Opera House near City Hall. Featuring incredible architecture inside and out, the Opera House is grand and old, and built in the Beaux-Arts style, an uncommon style for the region. Founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola, the San Francisco Opera House has been in its(…)

Published On: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Alamo Square Park, San Francisco
Alamo Square Park, San Francisco

Alamo Square Park offers an iconic view of San Francisco – the “Painted Ladies” in front of the San Francisco skyline, including the Transamerica Pyramid, in the background. The old Victorian architecture is juxtaposed with the new, modern skyscrapers. It’s the view pictured on countless postcards sent from San Francisco, earning the strip of houses(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Chinatown in San Francisco
Chinatown in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Chinatown is a portal into an important part of San Francisco’s history, as well as a rich cultural center. The first big wave of Chinese immigrants arrived to San Francisco, the main point of entry, mostly from the Guangdong province during the Gold Rush, with hopes of building their fortunes and escaping the(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Ocean Beach in San Francisco
Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Ocean Beach, San francisco –  On the western edge of San Francisco, 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) of undisturbed beachfront stretches down the coast, from Lands End and the Cliff House, past Golden Gate Park, and all the way down to Fort Funston. Right alongside the beach, the Great Highway is the two-lane road that extends(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Coit Tower in San Francisco
Coit Tower in San Francisco

Coit Tower: A prominent monument in the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower offers panoramic views of the whole city. Set atop Telegraph Hill between the Fisherman’s Wharf area and North Beach, Coit Tower can be seen from all around San Francisco. Coit Tower Location Map Features of the Coit Tower The climb up to the(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers – Located within Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers features a collection of exotic plants in a beautiful historic building. Completed in 1878, the Victorian greenhouse is constructed of whitewashed glass and wood. The Conservatory is the oldest building in the park, and is listed in the National and California Registers(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017