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Top 13 attractions to explore in San Francisco County

Cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

Attractions in San Francisco County

Alamo SquareAlamo Square, San Francisco, CA, USA

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.

Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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.

Asian Art Museum200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

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.

California Academy of Sciences55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

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

Chinatown San FranciscoStockton St Tunnel, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

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

ExploratoriumPier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco. A huge number of diverse exhibits, and many with hand-on learning experiences. This is the only place in San Francisco where visitors can touch, tinker and play with more than 650 hands-on exhibits.

Fisherman's Wharf286-298 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

One of the popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.  It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. It is one of the busiest and well-known tourist attractions in the western United States.  Other tourist attractions at the wharf include museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings, scenic vistas over the Bay and the famous sea lions at Pier 39.

Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA

One of the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world, and one which definitely is most photographed.

Golden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA, USA

This is a large urban park located in San Francisco administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. It is a large urban park with windmills, bison, museums, lakes and a carousel among its many attractions. . Golden Gate is the third most-visited city park in the United States after Central Park and the Lincoln Memorial.

Lombard StreetLombard St, San Francisco, CA, USA

Lombard Street is an east-west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero.  The famous one-block section claimed to be "the most crooked street in the world", is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

A modern art museum located in the heart of San Francisco. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. The museum's current collection includes over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts and more.

The Palace Of Fine Arts3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

This is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.  Situated in the Marina District of San Francisco, California. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals.

Transamerica Pyramid600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

This is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. It was the tallest building in San Francisco from its inception in 1972 until 2018.

Map of attractions in San Francisco County