The Golden Gate of San Francisco welcomes all as the perfect vacation destination for first-time visitors and long-time locals alike.
San Francisco is the ideal spot for outdoor life, unique museums, and exhilarating hills if you’re looking to get a workout in. No matter what your favorite activity is, this city has a way to pump up your heart rate.
Visit Golden Gate Park for hiking, walking the gardens, photographing bison, and so much more. Bring a picnic lunch, check out the events of the day, and enjoy the wildlife, redwood trees, and exotic butterflies.
California Academy of Sciences is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest — all under one solar-powered roof. Fun fact: The museum is insulated with used denim!
Bring your camera, wear extra layers, and remember that pretty much anywhere you go in San Francisco involves a hill. Try out the upscale Union Street tour or the quintessential Victorian architecture tour along Alamo Square.
Make your way to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can wander along Pier 39, a festive waterfront marketplace with two levels of dining, entertainment, and attractions. Be sure to stop and see the famous California sea lions who make their home on the docks.
The 1.7-mile bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County is one of the most beloved in the world. It’s a work of art and engineering marvel flanked on both ends with natural beauty. View it from one of the nearby parks or take a walk across it.
A quick walk from the wharf is Ghirardelli Square, the original home of chocolate manufacturing in San Francisco. This bustling square is lined with loads of treat-filled shops and cafés. It’s a sweet stop for the grown-up version of a kid in a candy store.
Alcatraz once housed some of America’s most notorious criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Visitors can tour the eerie cells and listen to recorded memories of former prisoners and guards. Take the night tour for an added adrenaline rush.
They’re the prettiest houses in San Fran. Alamo Square’s famous “postcard row” is a visual treat of close, escalating Victorian houses. It’s one of the most photographed sites in the city — especially against that jaw-dropping backdrop of downtown skyscrapers.
True to its name, Nourish Café uses plant-based ingredients to nourish your entire body and taste buds.
Try Super Duper Burgers for local, organic, sustainably raised meat, dairy, and produce for a real treat.
For a quick breakfast, stop by Bowl’d, a food truck featuring the South American superfood: acai berries.