There are so many things to do in San Francisco, it’s hard to know where to start. Here we take you through our top 10 things to do in San Francisco, so you can make the most of the city on your next visit. Contact Brightsun Travel about our wide range of San Francisco flights from UK, including direct flights from London – perfect for that short city break.
You could start your tour of San Francisco by taking an early morning walk along the bayside promenade at Embarcadero that stretches all the way to the Golden Gate Park.
Golden Gate Park & Golden Gate Bridge
Head to the Golden Gate Park and not only will you enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, but also some of the best museums, gardens and lakes in the city.
Getting around San Francisco is easy, with its historic cable cars, an attraction in itself. Head to the Powell St Cable Car Turnaround and watch these lovely old cars being turned around by hand.
A tourist hotspot, Fisherman’s Wharf, set on the city’s waterfront, is where you’ll find some interesting museums, like the Musée Mécanique, as well as the Maritime National Historical Park.
In San Francisco, you could catch a ball game at the AT&T Park in South Beach, home to the San Francisco Giants, and immerse yourself in sporting culture in the USA.
Dolores Park is where locals congregate when the sun is out, on its 6 acres of well-kept lawn. The park also has newly opened tennis courts, and offers amazing views of the city skyline.
California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences, in the city’s Golden Gate Park, is an enormous rainforest dome providing sanctuary to wildflowers, animals and butterflies.
Coit Tower offers 360-degree views over San Francisco’s incredible city skyline. There is an open-air platform on the top floor, and, on the ground, some fascinating street murals inside hidden stairwells.
From San Francisco you could take a day trip by boat to America’s once most notorious prison, Alcatraz, which dates back over 150 years, and the country’s first military prison.
Sierra Nevada & Yosemite National Park
From San Francisco you could explore the surrounding Sierra Nevada region, including the mountainous Yosemite National Park, and gaze at giant Redwood trees from the lush Muir Woods.
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