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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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Attractions in San Francisco County

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Iconic Buildings

City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin. It offers three floors of new-release hardcovers and paperbacks from all major publishers, as well as a large selection of titles from smaller, independent publishers

Coit Tower
Coit Tower1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Iconic Buildings

Coit Tower, is one of the city’s most interesting destinations. Located on top of Telegraph Hill, it provides 360-degree views of the entire city. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers100 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Botanical Gardens

The Conservatory of Flowers is a botanical garden of rare and unusual tropical plants located in Golden Gate Park. The oldest existing wood-and-glass conservatory in North America, the Conservatory of Flowers houses nearly 2,000 species.

Corona Heights Park
Corona Heights ParkRoosevelt Way &, Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

Corona Heights Park is a craggy outcropping located along Roosevelt Way. It has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring.The steps leading up to the peak are not supported by handrails. The peak of the hill is windy, but it offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the city of San Francisco from downtown to the Twin Peaks.

Davidson, Mount
Davidson, MountMt Davidson, San Francisco, CA 94127, USA
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Mount Davidson in San Francisco is the highest peak in the city. It reaches 928 feet above sea level and offers a great hiking experience. The hill is well known for its 103-foot concrete cross on the top of it. Each year on Easter, you will find a sunrise service in front of the cross. They also have an annual event on April 24 to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. It is the site of a yearly prayer service, performed on Easter.

de Young Museum
de Young Museum50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Museums

This is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco, California. Located in Golden Gate Park. It showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles, and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific and Africa.

Exploratorium
ExploratoriumPier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Man-made Structures- Other
Museums
Art Galleries

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.

Ferry Building
Ferry Building1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Iconic Buildings

The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries that travel across the San Francisco Bay, a food hall[3] and an office building. It is located on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California and is served by Golden Gate Ferry and San Francisco Bay Ferry routes.On top of the building is a 245-foot-tall clock tower with four clock dials, each 22 feet in diameter, which can be seen from Market Street, a main thoroughfare of the city.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Ferry Plaza Farmers MarketOne Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Street Markets
Iconic Buildings

California's first certified farmers market operated by the nonprofit Foodwise. The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. The market provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture. Each week nearly 40,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Museums

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in the city of San Francisco. The museums operate on an annual budget funded by membership dues, ticket sales, donations and purchases in its stores.

Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf286-298 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Outdoors- Other
Shopping- Other
American Cuisine Places

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.

Ghirardelli Marketplace at Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Marketplace at Ghirardelli Square900 North Point St Ste F301, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Town Squares

A majestic public square with shops and restaurants and a 5-star hotel in the Marina area of San Francisco, California. A portion of the area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as Pioneer Woolen Mills and D. Ghirardelli Company. ​​​​​​​The square once featured over 40 specialty shops and restaurants. Some of the original shops and restaurants still occupy the square.

Glen Canyon Park
Outdoors- Other

Glen Canyon Park is a city park in San Francisco, California. It occupies about 70 acres along a deep canyon adjacent to the Glen Park, Diamond Heights, and Miraloma Park neighborhoods. O'Shaughnessy Hollow is a rugged, undeveloped 3.6 acres tract of parkland that lies immediately to the west and may be considered an extension of Glen Canyon Park.

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
Bridges
Monuments
Notable Architectures

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

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. The total park area is 75,398 acres of land and water. Approximately 28 miles of coastline lie within its boundaries. It is nearly two and one-half times the size of San Francisco.The park is as diverse as it is expansive; it contains famous tourist attractions such as Muir Woods National Monument, Alcatraz, and the Presidio of San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate ParkSan Francisco, CA, USA
Outdoors- Other
Parks

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.

Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Churches
Old Ruins

Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church in the heart of San Francisco. This is a house of prayer for all as we are a warm, diverse and an inviting congregat.The parish, which was founded in 1849, lost its previous church building in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The cathedral is famed for its mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen, a replica of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, varied stained glass windows, Keith Haring AIDS Chapel altarpiece, and medieval and contemporary furnishings.

Grandview Park
Grandview Park1705 14th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
Parks

Grandview Park is a local elevated park in the Sunset District that's relatively small, but it's packed with botanical and geological wonders.The summit of Grandview Park rises to about 666 feet. It provides one of the last remaining habitats within the city for a number of native plants, including the endangered Franciscan wallflower and dune tansy, and also bush lupin, beach strawberry, bush monkey flower, and coyote bush. The hill is crowned with Monterey cypress trees.

Hawk Hill
Hawk Hill14th Ave & Rivera St, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Hawk Hill is a magnificent remnant hilltop dune with ocean views of southwestern San Francisco. It offers a prime vantage point for viewing thousands of hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures collectively known as “raptors” as they soar overhead during their annual fall migration.This unique site in the Marin Headlands is steeped in military history and plays an important role in the vitality of endangered mission blue butterflies.

Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts944 Simmonds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Art Centres

Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. It hosts an internationally recognized artist-in-residence program, and interdisciplinary public programs. It is situated in a campus of artist-renovated military buildings in the Marin Headlands.

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