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Best of San Francisco

Best of San Francisco
Best of San Francisco

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There is no shortage of activities to do in San Francisco – from walking over the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge to taking in a game with the 2010 World Champion Giants. This city is a unique and wonderful mix of sophistication and oddness. So, we've compiled a list of the best San Francisco has to offer from the Exploratorium to Alcatraz and beyond.


San Francisco | Best of San Francisco

  • Alcatraz
  • Nothing says "San Francisco Bay" like a trip to Alcatraz prison. Starting at Pier 33 — a short walk from San Francisco's iconic Pier 39 — you can follow in the footsteps (or rather, wake) of Juan Manuel de Ayala, the first to land on the island of Alcatraces.
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AT&T Park
  • AT&T Park
  • In the heart of the bustling Embarcadero with an up-close view of the bay, AT&T Park is the home of the San Francisco Giants and their fans.
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California Academy of Sciences
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • The San Francisco Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rain forest, natural history museum, and research center all housed within the world's largest LEED certified building.
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Coit Tower
  • Coit Tower
  • Called "vaguely phallic" by Tyne Daly's character in the Dirty Harry movie The Enforcer, Coit Tower has been a unique symbol of San Francisco since the 1930s.
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  • Exploratorium
  • Listening to music through your jaw, stepping into a giant soap bubble, and sticking your shadow to a wall are just a few of the adventures you can have at San Francisco's award winning museum of art, science and human perception, the Exploratorium.
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Fisherman's Wharf
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Blubbery locals lounge on their salty docks, barking at tourists, the famed sea lions of the wharf. The silver spray-painted statue nearby shifts his weight slightly and before you can react,...
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Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
  • Golden Gate Park
  • One of the best ways to take advantage of a clear day in San Francisco is to spend some time exploring Golden Gate Park. Filled with museums, lakes, gardens, and even bison – this 1017-acre park is an urban sanctuary.
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Legion of Honor
  • Legion of Honor
  • The beautifully architected Legion of Honor is one of two fine art museums in San Francisco, with an ancient and European art collection spanning 4,000 years and a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Palace of Fine Arts
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Nestled gracefully in the heart of San Francisco's Marina District, the Palace of Fine Arts, with its glassy lagoon and grandiose architecture, lends an air of tranquility to a decidedly vibrant and hectic city.
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San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • Enjoy strolling along paths through year-round mosaic of plants from around the world. There is no shortage of great things to see and do in Golden Gate Park, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most relaxing among them.
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San Francisco Zoo
  • San Francisco Zoo
  • A flurry of excitement erupts from the island. The crowd of penguins swim around satisfied after zookeepers throw tiny fish into eager beaks. An everyday scene at the San Francisco Zoo, this early afternoon feeding allows visitors to witness animals in action, not merely sleeping behind a fence.
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