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San Francisco's Top Sights: The Famous Spots

Step #5: Planning a San Francisco Vacation

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All the top spots, where they are, things to do for free or in case your vacation gets rained on.

Map of San Francisco Attractions

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Top San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco's top attractions include Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Chinatown, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Park. You can see where they all are on the map of San Francisco attractions above. Use the guide to things to do in San Francisco to learn more about them.

If you'd rather, you can use a larger, interactive version of the map to explore the city.

Other Popular San Francisco Activities

Besides seeing the sights, many San Francisco visitors enjoy a bay cruise. It's a good way to rest your tired feet and see the city from a different angle. Most people take the traditional sail around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge, but you can find other, more interesting options in the bay cruise guide.

More Things to Do in San Francisco

  • Things to Do for Free in San Francisco: Free tours, free museum admissions and free performances can help keep you busy while keeping your wallet full.

  • Things to Do on a Rainy Day in San Francisco: A rainy day doesn't have to be a vacation-buster with these fun tips.

  • Tours: Whether you want to take a bus tour, a walking tour, or a tour in a fire engine, San Francisco's got it all. Use this resource to find the tour that suits your personality. Includes self-guided tours and recommended walking tours.
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