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  • Ferry Building MarketplaceShopping » Historic LandmarksOne Ferry Building, 94111View siteThe Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, CA is located at 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building San Francisco, CA. The Ferry Building opened its doors in 1898. The marketplace operating hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Its the law and no dogs are allowed in the marketplace. There are guided tours of the marketplace. You may arrive at the marketplace by public transportation, and the ferry. There is a lot of parking space, and there is even parking space for bicyclers. They offer public restrooms through out the marketplace. There are so many options for your enjoyment at the marketplace. The marketplace offers a variety of shops and dining venues. There is also one of the states best farmer's markets within the marketplace where there is always fresh produce among other items. If you are in San Francisco its worth while to visit the Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Golden Gate ParkAttractions » Parks & NatureJohn F Kennedy Dr west of Stanyan StThe Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is an outdoor park consisting of 1,017 acres. It is located at 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, California. The park was named as one of the prettiest parks in the United States. It includes a variety of playgrounds, forest and garden trails, a carousel, a Buffalo exhibit, picnic areas, lakes (some with paddleboat or rowboat rentals), museums and gardens, including its renowned Japanese Tea Gardens. The California Academy of Sciences, one of the largest museums of natural history, is located inside the park. The park also hosts a number of cultural events such as concerts, classes and currently, a garden display celebrating the gold rush days. The park is owned by the City of San Francisco and is open year-round. Admission to the Golden Gate Park is free, but several of the museums and other exhibits charge an entrance fee.
  • Twin PeaksAttractions » Parks & Nature94131Offering nearly a complete 360 degree panoramic view of the Bay Area in California, San Francisco's Twin Peaks are prominent sentinels standing over 900 feet tall. From ancient times, Native Americans used the hills for overlooks, hunting grounds and food foraging. The native plants offer edible berries and plants. Spanish settlers of the 1700s used the area for ranches. Today, the peaks each have a name. Noe Peak is the southern hill, and this peak is most popular for its moderate trail and unhindered view of the greater San Francisco region. Sunsets and sunrises are both spectacular from this hill. The northern peak is called Eureka Peak. Visitors and residents of San Francisco can gain a wonderful perspective of the city and their own lives from these points of higher elevation. The walking trails and Twin Peaks are public lands and no fee is required to visit them.
  • The ExploratoriumAttractions » Museums3601 Lyon Street, 94123View siteThe Exploratorium is one of San Francisco's finest museums. House in the Roman-style Palace of Fine Arts, the modern, hands-on science museum attracts millions of visitors each year. Both children and adults enjoy the interactive exhibits that span topics like everyday science, the material world, living things, Earth, culture, listening, the human body, the mind, astronomy and space. In the Tinkering Studio, visitors can make whimsical creations based on scientific phenomena. In the Geometry Playground, visitors learn about math's most visible branch in playful ways, exploring the geometry of fitting things together, seeing and moving. Admission to The Exploratorium is $19 for youths and $25 for adults but is free on the first Wednesday of every month. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm.
  • Ferry Building MarketplaceAttractions » Historic LandmarksOne Ferry Building, 94111View siteThe Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, CA is located at 1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building San Francisco, CA. The Ferry Building opened its doors in 1898. The marketplace operating hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Its the law and no dogs are allowed in the marketplace. There are guided tours of the marketplace. You may arrive at the marketplace by public transportation, and the ferry. There is a lot of parking space, and there is even parking space for bicyclers. They offer public restrooms through out the marketplace. There are so many options for your enjoyment at the marketplace. The marketplace offers a variety of shops and dining venues. There is also one of the states best farmer's markets within the marketplace where there is always fresh produce among other items. If you are in San Francisco its worth while to visit the Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Marin HeadlandsAttractions » Parks & NatureBuilding 948 Fort Barry, 94965View siteThe Marin Headlands is a peninsula that is located at the southern most part of Marin County in California. It is just a bit north of San Francisco and across the Golden Gate Bridge. The Marin Headlands is located in the area that is known as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This area is very famous for the views of the Bay Area. This area is very hilly and also tends to have wetter weather than other areas. The center point of this area's skyline is known as Hawk Hill. At 920 feet it is the lookout point largest known flight of raptors in this area. This area is known for its incredibly large population of many different types of birds for the autumn season before August to December.
  • Cable Car MuseumAttractions » Museums1201 Mason Street, 94108View siteA visit to San Francisco must include a ride on a cable car. Many riders love the mystique and excitement of this unique tourist attraction. Anyone wanting to learn more about cable cars should stop by the cable car museum. The museum is in the Nob Hill neighborhood and is free to enter. Visitors will enjoy viewing old cable cars dating back from the 1800�s; they will also enjoy hearing about the rich history of the cable cars and the influence they had on the growth of San Francisco. Visitors of all ages are sure to have an enjoyable time at the San Francisco cable car museum. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day of the week from April 1st to September 30th, and from 10 am to 5pm from October 1st to March 31�s.
  • Cable CarsAttractions » EntertainmentThe cable cars of San Francisco are a sight to see, in fact, you must visit this attraction when you go to San Francisco. Though not used by the locals, the cars are a fun ride in themselves. You get an amazing view of the stress of San Francisco while enjoying the ride with dozens of other tourists. A single ride on one of the San Francisco cable cars costs six dollars. When riding on one of the cars, make sure to get an outside seat, either in the front or the back. You will get the best view of the city and the sights of the streets of San Francisco.
  • California Academy of SciencesAttractions » Museums55 Concourse Drive, 94118View siteThe California Academy of Sciences is in San Francisco, California on 55 Concourse Drive. This Academy explains and explore the natural world. It has amazing features such as a aquarium, planetarium, museum, and many more things to explore. The Academy has a 4-story tropical rainforest, a deep coral reef exhibit, a huge T-Rex skeleton, and animals as well. The Academy share their knowledge in natural sciences by offering workshops, class field trips, lectures, etc. The California Academy of Sciences has the Academy Store which has over 2000 things for sale that is earth friendly merchandise. It has the Lab Jr. which is geared more toward younger ones that is hands on science for them to explore. For dining needs it offers multicultural menus at the Academy Cafe and The Moss Room. The general admission is adults $29.95, children (4-11) $19.95, youth (12-17) $24.95, student (18+) $24.95, and senior (65+) $24.95.
  • Lombard StreetAttractions » Historic LandmarksLombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, 94109 Lombard Street is a famous downhill winding street in San Francisco, California. With a speed limit of 5 mph, this street was built in 1922 designed to make it easier for vehicles to negotiate the steep grade of the road. With millions of visitors each year, this tourist attraction remains as popular as it was in its inception. Located on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth streets, cars travel bumper to bumper with eight tight turns along a single block. It is paved with red bricks and is called the �crookedest street in the world.� This popular tourist attraction has been featured in many movies and television series. The homes along Lombard Street are some the most expensive real estate in San Francisco. It is a coveted address that is alive with color during the summer months. There is no charge to experience this attraction, but be prepared to wait in a long line at any given time of day.
  • Pier 39Attractions » Parks & NatureBeach Street & The Embarcadero, 94133View sitePier 39, located in San Francisco is a fun destination for tourists. Visitors will enjoy street performances, shopping, and restaurants. Other people will enjoy watching the sea lions, which have become synonymous with the pier. The pier is near Chinatown and can be reached via the F street cars. Visitors to pier 39 will also enjoy expansive views of Alcatraz and The Golden Gate Bridge. For anyone visiting the bay area, this is a must see tourist destination. Remember, during the summer months, the area is a giant tourist destination. It would be prudent to arrive in the late morning, in order see the pier without massive crowds. Like anywhere in San Francisco, it will be a lot of fun for everyone.
  • AlcatrazAttractions » Parks & NatureAlcatraz Landing, Pier 33, 94133View siteWhen you think about Alcatraz most people conjure up thoughts as the horrible place where notorious criminals like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and Robert Stroud, the "Birdman" of Alcatraz, heard the iron doors slam. However one little known fact is that Alcatraz was the site of the first lighthouse and U.S. Fort on the west coast. And other that it being an infamous Federal Penitentiary, for decades it was off-limits to the public and held hostage by hosts of Indian Tribes. A trip to the island of Alcatraz offers day and night 2 1/2 hour tours from San Francisco with prices starting at $7.95 per person. You can also purchase books and videos at their online stores, too.
  • Coit TowerAttractions » Historic Landmarks1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, 94133This took five years to complete the Coit Tower, and this tower was built of concrete. This tower was built like a fire hose nozzle who fought in the earthquake fires. This located in Pioneer Park, which hosted the first telegraph line, and gave the hill its name. This is open daily from 10am to 6pm, and admission is $5. For a steep climb up the east side of the hill, a walk offers a great view of the beautiful cottage homes and private gardens. This is impressive as it takes in the view of San Francisco, and it takes in the Bay, two bridges, and the Marin Headlands, and excellent mural that offers a history of San Francisco's history. You can view these for free, and you do not need to miss these beautiful murals.
  • AT&T ParkAttractions » Arenas & StadiumsThird and Townsend streets, 94103View siteNot only did the San Francisco Giants win the World Series, they have an outstanding ballpark. AT&T Park�is perfectly located�in San Francisco Bay, the view the upper deck are breathtaking. Anyone sitting high enough behind home plate will see the Golden Gate Bridge and boats in the bay. Other people like to see the park in a unique way, from their kayak or boat in the bay. Anyone sitting in the bay may catch a baseball, especially during batting practice. Anyone who wants to stay connected will also enjoy the ballpark; there are multiple wireless access points installed throughout the stadium for people to connect to the Internet. Any visit to San Francisco is not complete without a visit to a visit to AT&T Park.
  • San Francisco BayAttractions » Cruises, Sailing & Water ToursView siteSan Francisco Bay separates the cities of Oakland and San Francisco, California, and is best known for being the waterway over which the Golden Gate Bridge was built. Over 40 percent of the water the drains into the Pacific Ocean from California goes through San Francisco Bay which is quite an impressive feat. The bay is also famous for housing the famous island of Alcatraz, which is the site of a now shuttered federal penitentiary, now a popular tourist site Alcatraz island brings thousands of tourists a year to San Francisco Bay. The temperature of the bay ranges from around 46 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 73 Fahrenheit in the summer. The bay is also home to millions of birds and is a dream come true for any bird watcher.
  • ChinatownAttractions » Parks & NatureGrant Avenue, 94108View siteSan Francisco's Chinatown remains one of the premiere attractions of the San Francisco area and is the oldest Chinatown in the United States as well as the largest concentration of Chinese outside of Asia. With its Gateway Arch (also known as Dragon Gate) at Bush Street and Grant Avenue, Chinatown boasts the rich cultural and ethnic influences of its Chinese origins through its architecture and community structure. Nestled in downtown San Francisco, this urban jewel is home to thousands of Chinese and other residents and draws tourists to its many restaurants, herbal shops and other attractions. Much of Chinatown is free and open to the public, but prices vary at local shops and restaurants. The Autumn Moon Festival is celebrated throughout Chinatown every September which is free to all attendees. Chinatown is also known as the birthplace of martial arts star Bruce Lee and childhood home of author Amy Tan.
  • Fisherman's WharfAttractions » Parks & NatureJefferson Street, 94133View siteA must-see for any visitor to San Francisco, Fisherman�s Wharf features a vast array of entertainment, dining,and sightseeing. The city�s historic cable cars stop at the wharf, which offers fun activities for all ages. Stop by Pier 39 to visit the festival marketplace, featuring over 100 shops and restaurants with breathtaking views of the city. Catch street artists and performers indulging crowds before observing the wharf�s resident sea lions basking in the sun at the Pier 39 marina. Stop by Ghirardelli Square for a wine tasting or some of the finest chocolate in the world. Visit Anchorage Square, the hub of Fisherman�s Wharf, for dining, activities, and tours. Don�t miss the wax museum, the Aquarium of the Bay, or Ripley�s Believe It or Not Museum. Still up for adventure? Hope on a cruise to Alcatraz, the former home to America's most dangerous inmates.
  • Beach Blanket BabylonAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (Green Street)View siteBeach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco, CA is known as the longest running music review. Beach Blanket Babylon is located at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard. There are three parking lots available on Green street, two parking lots on Powell street, and two parking garage on Vallejo street. Public transportation is available Powell or Mason cable car. Also the bus line 30, 20, 9X, and 45 are available . The shows are Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00pm, Fridays 6:30pm & 9:30pm, Saturdays 6:30pm & 9:30pm, and Sundays 2:00pm & 5:00pm for matinees. Also anyone that is under 21 years old is not admitted to the evening show, and alcohol is not allowed during the matinees. There are various ticket prices depending on the day and time of the matinee; however on the average ticket range from $25 to $100. They also have wheelchair accessibility. If you are visiting San Francisco, CA a trip to the Beach Blanket Babylon is a must.
  • Marrakech Magic TheaterAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events419 O'Farrell Street, 94102View site
  • Streets of San Francisco Bike ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours385 Linden St, 94102View site
  • Land's End TrailAttractions » Sports & Outdoor ActivitiesOuter Richmond
  • Dylan's ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours782 Columbus Ave, 94133View site
  • Westfield San Francisco CentreShopping » Shops & Malls865 Market Street, 94103View site
  • Club FugaziAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events678 Green St, 94109
  • Legion of HonorAttractions » Museums34th Ave & Clement St, 94121
  • San Francisco Architecture Walking TourTours » Sightseeing Tours191 Sutter Street@KearneyView site
  • Boudin at the WharfShopping » Shops & Malls160 Jefferson St, 94133View site
  • Walt Disney Family MuseumAttractions » Amusement Parks104 Montgomery St, 94129View site
  • Muir Woods ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours101 California Street, 94111View site
  • Ghirardelli SquareShopping » Shops & Malls900 North Point Street, 94109View site
  • Edge of the World ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours1588-E Stillwell Road, 94109View site
  • Amoeba MusicShopping » Other1855 Haight Street, 94117View site
  • City By The Bay ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursView site
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory & CaffeShopping » Historic Landmarks900 North Point St, 94109
  • Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour ServiceTours » Sightseeing Tours275 Staples Avenue, 94112View site
  • Paxton GateShopping » Other824 Valencia Street, 94110View site
  • Best Bay Area ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours2267 39th Ave, 94116View site
  • Molinari DelicatessenShopping » Other373 Columbus Ave
  • Asian Art MuseumAttractions » Museums200 Larkin Street, 94102View site
  • Carried Away Private Custom ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours2130 Fillmore St, #218, 94115View site
  • NiketownShopping » Other278 Post St, 94108
  • Crissy FieldAttractions » Parks & Nature
  • City Running ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursView site
  • Red Blossom Tea CompanyShopping » Shops & Malls831 Grant Avenue, 94108View site
  • Palace of Fine ArtsAttractions » Historic Landmarks3601 Lyon Street, 94123
  • Max Napa ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours62 Alta Street, 94133View site
  • Vital Tea LeafShopping » Other509 Grant Ave, 94133View site
  • The Real S.F. TourTours » Sightseeing Tours50 Drumm St, 94111View site
  • Ferry Plaza Farmer's MarketShopping » Shops & MallsEmbarcadero & Green Street, 94102View site
  • San Francisco SymphonyAttractions » Theaters, Shows & Events201 Van Ness AvenuesView site

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