EDVentures 2011 - Things to do and See in San Francisco!
This list includes some of the most popular things to do in San Francisco, its most popular tourist attractions and activities.It is based on the places people search for most online, along with observations of the most popular things to do in San Francisco, as indicated by the number of people there.
Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square
At San Francisco’s #1 visitor destination, you’ll find tangy salt air, fabulous views, the city’s freshest seafood, rich seafaring history, and unique shopping on the waterfront.
Pier 39 Fisherman's Wharf
An open-air festival marketplace located on the Bay with two levels of fun-filled attractions, shopping at 110 specialty shops, and delightful dining at 14 restaurants.
Aquarium of the Bay Fisherman's Wharf
Meet 20,000 amazing marine animals as you walk through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels.
Submarine USS Pampanito at Fisherman's Wharf
This restored World War II submarine offers visitors an unforgettable experience. See how the crew of 80 men lived for weeks on end in amazingly tight quarters.
Home to rare flowers, wildlife, Civil War-era buildings, and of course the history and infamy of Alcatraz Prison.
Presidio of San Francisco
The Presidio is a National Park and recreational paradise featuring scenic overlooks, and historic architectural treasures.
The Exploratorium near The Presidio
A modern, hands-on science museum housed in The Palace of Fine Arts, a Roman-style remainder of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Innovative exhibitions, an impressive collection, and an iconic building, SFMOMA is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States.
The Golden Gate Bridge
Not only is it one of the city's most enjoyable things to do, but it's also one of the most-photographed sights in the world. A walk on it is a must.
Golden Gate Park
This historic San Francisco landmark is one of the most popular attractions for visitors. Home to the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences, and Conservatory of Flowers.
Often called San Francisco's moving landmark, they're a fun way to get around, too.
The "Crookedest" Street is neither the crookedest nor the steepest in San Francisco, but it's surely the best-known. The "crooked" section is the block below Hyde Street. No car to drive down? Take the cable car to Hyde and Lombard and walk.
San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. Although there is much here created for the visitor, with a little research, you can get a glimpse of the "real" Chinatown in its alleys and shops.
San Francisco Zoo
Home to a variety of exotic animals. Visit the African Savanna; Grizzly Gulch; Lemur Forest; Penguin Island; and Gorilla Preserve.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The world-famous seaside amusement park features the 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, summer entertainment, and indoor game arcades.