Tourist Attractions

Pier 39, San Francisco
Pier 39, San Francisco

Down the promenade from the restaurants of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, which has somehow become the type of destination that someone halfway around the world wants to come here to see. So you meander through the shops, pick up some overpriced souvenirs to bring back to your coworkers, eat some generic and also overpriced(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

Alcatraz Island, out in the San Francisco Bay, once held some of history’s most infamous criminals at the country’s first supermax federal penitentiary. The allure of Alcatraz lies in its colorful history, featuring stories made for movies – notorious criminals, dramatic escape attempts, and some unsolved mysteries in a picturesque setting. Features of Alcatraz Island(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Octagon House, San Francisco
Octagon House, San Francisco

Octagon House, San Francisco – The Octagon House is a historic landmark in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow district. Built in 1861, the Octagon House is, as its name suggests, eight sided. Location Map of Octagon House in San Francisco I heard about the open house on KGO (news radio) one Saturday morning, during a brief spot(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Twin Peaks in San Francisco, CA – The Best San Francisco View!
Twin Peaks in San Francisco, CA – The Best San Francisco View!

Twin Peaks, One of the best places to get views of the San Francisco, Twin Peaks rise about 922 feet (282 meters) above sea level. After a winding drive up to the top on Twin Peaks Boulevard, though the roads don’t feel all that steep, passing beautiful homes with unique architecture, when suddenly you emerge(…)

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

The Exploratorium is an interactive museum in San Francisco that’s educational and entertaining for people of all ages. Full of exhibits that showcase various aspects of science, technology, and art, the Exploratorium offers hands-on learning experiences and allows exploration of so many real-world concepts. In its new home on the Embarcadero at Pier 15 (after(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is an architectural attraction in San Francisco, notable for its Greek and Roman style, which stands out against the typically Victorian and modern styles of architecture seen around the city. Visitors likely know the Palace of Fine Arts as a picturesque backdrop for photos, since there’s not much else to(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Walt Disney Family Museum (San Francisco, CA)
Walt Disney Family Museum (San Francisco, CA)

The Walt Disney Family Museum is filled with exhibits showcasing the life and career of Walt Disney, the great innovator and creator of some of the most beloved animated characters in history. Opened in 2009, the museum is located in a historic building in San Francisco’s Presidio, offering great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Presidio National Park
Presidio National Park

Most popularly visited for its prime vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio is an expansive national park located within San Francisco. It’s scenic and peaceful; you can forget you’re still in the city until you look around and see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz all in view.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
The Bison of Golden Gate Park
The Bison of Golden Gate Park

  A herd of American bison live in San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is where the buffalo roam. I know it sounds crazy (though not as crazy as the fact that a herd of real, live bison reside in Golden Gate Park), but for a long time after I first heard about the bison of(…)

Published On: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

One of several lakes in Golden Gate Park, Stow Lake is notable for being the largest and the only lake that offers boat rentals so you can spend the afternoon in your own version of a Nicholas Sparks book. Stow Lake is located roughly in the center of Golden Gate Park, just east of where(…)

Published On: Wednesday, January 4th, 2017