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Top 95 attractions you must visit in San Francisco County

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Cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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16th Avenue Tiled Steps
16th Avenue Tiled Steps16th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
Man-made Structures- Other

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps are a set of mosaic staircases in the Inner Sunset District. These colorful pieces of art showcase intricate designs that can be enjoyed from both far away and close up. The theme of the overall design focuses on the sea to the stars. You will see lovely spiral designs with small sea creatures all around them. You will also see a set of stairs with a beautiful moon. Another popular one is a yellow and orange sun.

Alamo Square
Alamo SquareAlamo Square, San Francisco, CA, USA
Viewpoints
Parks
Monuments

Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, California. Its boundaries are not well-defined but are generally considered to be Webster Street on the east, Golden Gate Avenue on the north, Divisadero Street on the west, and Fell Street on the south. The well known postcard motif "Painted Ladies" is located in Alamo Square.

Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Islands
Monuments
Lighthouses
Prisons

Developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison that seized operations in the 1960s. Today the small island is open for tours.

Angel Island Capital
Angel Island CapitalOne Embarcadero Ctr Suite 2150, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Islands

Angel Island is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, offers some of the best views of the surrounding Bay Area. It has been used by humans for a variety of purposes, including seasonal hunting and gathering by indigenous peoples, water and timber supply for European ships, ranching by Mexicans, United States military installations, a United States Public Health Service Quarantine Station, and a U.S. Bureau of Immigration inspection and detention facility.

Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the BayPIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Aquariums

Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium located at The Embarcadero and Beach Street. Ithas focused its mission on enabling ocean conservation and climate action both locally and globally. It is one of seven institutions under parent company Bay Ecotarium, the largest watershed conservation organization in the Bay Area. It contains over 750,000 gallons of salt water that over 24,000 animals from 200+ species call home. It is the only Smithsonian-affiliated aquarium in the state of California.

Aquatic Park Historic District
Aquatic Park Historic District700-898 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Outdoors- Other

Aquatic Park Historic District is a National Historic Landmark and building complex on the San Francisco Bay waterfront within San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The district includes a beach, bathhouse, municipal pier, restrooms, concessions stand, stadia, and two speaker towers.

Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums
Art Galleries

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18,000 works of art in its permanent collection, some as much as 6,000 years old.

Baker Beach
Baker BeachBaker Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA
Beaches

This is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby.

Battery Spencer
Battery SpencerConzelman Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Man-made Structures- Other
Old Ruins

Battery Spencer is a historic concrete military battery that today serves as an overlook above the Golden Gate Bridge and offers iconic and stunning views and photo opportunities. Photos taken of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer have been some of the most iconic out there and featured on prints, postcards, and posters. The Battery was originally a gun battery from 1897 to 1942 and was named for a Revolutionary War hero.

Bay Area Discovery Museum
Bay Area Discovery Museum557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Museums

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children's museum located in Sausalito. The museum is geared to children from 6 months to 10 years of age with different areas of the museum tailored to a specific age group. Children have the options of exploring the 6 different sections of the museum: Art Studios, Bay Hall, Discovery Hall, Lookout Cove, Tot Spot, and Fab Lab.

Bernal Heights Park
Bernal Heights Park3400-3416 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama and clear views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountain, and the hills of the East Bay. At its highest elevation is a privately-owned equipment building and 50-foot tall telecommunications tower. The tower does not have an official name, but some residents call it "Sutrito", as it resembles a shorter version of Sutro Tower​​​​​​​.

Buena Vista Park
Buena Vista ParkBuena Vista & Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Parks

Buena Vista Park is a centralized public space in San Francisco that stretches across 36 acres of land, which especially provides residents in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Heights neighborhoods with a place to enjoy the great outdoors, spend quality time with the family, stay active. The park is on a steep hill that peaks at 575 feet, and covers 37 acres. The lowest section is the north end along Haight.

California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Museums
Aquariums
Planetariums

Among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.

California College of the Arts (CCA) Wattis Institute
California College of the Arts (CCA) Wattis Institute360 Kansas St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Art Centres

A mnajestic art institute which holds exhibitions, lectures, and symposia, releases publications, and runs a residency program, Wattis.

California Historical Society
California Historical Society678 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Man-made Structures- Other

California Historical Society inspires and empowers Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. The Society maintains a collection of historical documents, photographs, art and other research materials, awards the annual California Historical Society Book Prize, and publishes California History, an academic journal, in association with the University of California Press.

Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Museums

The Cartoon Art Museum is a California art museum that specializes in the art of comics and cartoons. It is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art. The permanent collection features some 7,000 pieces as of 2015, including original animation cels, comic book pages and sculptures.

Children's Creativity Museum
Children's Creativity Museum221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Museums

The Children's Creativity Museum offers hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experiences designed to build creative confidence in children ages 2-12. It offers workshops and exhibits that allow children to produce their own media through various interactive, creative processes: stop motion animation, programming robots, music video production, design challenges, art projects, and more.

Children's Fairyland
Children's Fairyland350 Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Theme Parks

Children's Fairyland is America's first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. It includes 10 acres of play sets, small rides, and animals. The park is also home to the Open Storybook Puppet Theater, the oldest continuously operating puppet theater in the United States.

China Beach, San Francisco
China Beach, San FranciscoChina Beach, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Beaches

China Beach is in a tiny cove tucked between Lands End and Baker Beach in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco. It is protected by rock walls on both sides creating an area that once was a camp for Chinese fishermen, hence the name.It was once used as a campsite for Chinese fishermen. Swimming is not safe at China Beach because of many possible dangers and the lack of lifeguards in the area.

Chinatown San Francisco
Chinatown San FranciscoStockton St Tunnel, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Street Markets
Man-made Structures- Other

This is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.

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