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TOP 50 THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO

 

San Francisco is one of the most diverse and unique urban regions in the country, with endless things to do and countless new destinations to explore at every turn. Browse some of our staff’s favorite sights and activities with our own list of the Top 50 Things to Do in San Francisco and get a head start now.

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Discover the best sights on the wharf and waterfront with a guided Segway tour. -Anthony G. Rodriguez, Concierge

  1. Be at one with nature and take in scenic views with a hike along Lands End Beach. -Hue Khuu, In Room Dining
  2. Savor a Dungeness crab dish or clam chowder in a sourdough bowl at Fisherman's Wharf.
  3. Indulge your sweet tooth and delight in delicious chocolate and more at Ghirardelli Square.

  1. Set out on a walking food tour through city neighborhoods from Avital Tours. -Jennifer Hrad, Credit Manager.
  2. Stroll down Haight Street and shop vintage clothing stores or exclusive boutiques.
  3. Visit Fort Funston and watch the sky for hang gliders – or sign up for a tandem ride. - David Kirk, Concierge.
  4. Take in the beauty of the rooftop sculpture garden at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
  5. Explore the best buildings in the city with a San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour.
  6. Walk the 400 plus Filbert Street steps from the Embarcadero up to Telegraph Hill. -Anthony G. Rodriguez, Concierge.
  7. Set out for an unforgettable night at the theater with the American Conservatory.
  8. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at the Cliff House, overlooking the Sutro  Historic Landscape district. -Jessica Ramirez, Executive Meeting  Specialist.

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Journey through the Ruins of the Sutro Baths and walk down scenic Ocean Beach. -Sandy Garza, Banquet Manager

  1. Immerse yourself in the majesty and natural wonder of the redwood forest at Muir Woods.
  2. Take a trip through the world’s strangest home at the Winchester Mystery House.
  3. Rent bikes and ride to Tiburon for lunch out on Sam’s patio, and then take the ferry back.

  1. Liven up your night with a dinner show that has a tranny twist, at Asia SF.
  2. Indulge in a romantic San Francisco Bay dining cruise on a Hornblower Yacht.
  3. Hike to the top of Mt Livermore on Angel Island, and then explore the Immigration House.
  4. Savor an unforgettable, authentic Irish Coffee with a visit to the Buena Vista Café.
  5. Hop on the Coit Tower elevator ride and take in 360 degree views from the top. -Anthony G. Rodriguez, Concierge.
  6. Visit one of the nation’s most iconic marvels, the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge.
  7. Enjoy an impromptu picnic lunch in many of the city’s rooftop gardens, available to the public.
  8. Experience a piece of quintessential San Francisco with a ride on the Hyde Street Cable Car.
  9. Embark on a visceral night tour of Alcatraz and watch the sun set beyond the bay.
  10. Explore the Mission Murals, either on your own time or courtesy of SF City Guides.
  11. Go on a Ghost Hunting Tour and uncover some of the city’s most timeless haunts.
  12. Attend the Beach Blanket Babylon Show at Theater Fugazzy, and then dine at the Stinking Rose. -Senior Catering Sales Manager.
  13. Please your palate with something tempting and delicious at the SOMA StrEAT Food Park.
  14. Stroll the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building and stop by Blue  Bottle Coffee before lunch. -Elaine Clancy, Director of Sales and  Marketing.
  15. Stop by the TIX booth and take your chances on half price tickets to the latest shows.
  16. Experience the night of your life with a mesmerizing show at the famed Trannyshack.
  17. Embark on a full day of shopping at the pedestrian mall of Maiden Lane.
  18. Head to North Beach for an afternoon cappuccino and a delicious cannoli.
  19. Indulge in tempting and delectable Italian desserts at Dianda’s Italian American Pastry.
  20. Hike the trails of Mt. Tam, leading up to the Pelican Inn or German  Tourist Club for a savory bite. -Kirsten Guill, Hotel Manager.
  21. Take the BART over to Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley – enjoy a slice of pizza and stroll the campus.
  22. Immerse yourself in the vibrant character of Union Square for a night of shopping and dining.
  23. Enjoy a “free” tour with SF City Guides all over the city, sponsored by SF Library.
  24. See countless treasures and relics from Asia's storied past at the Asian Art Museum.
  25. Hop on the trolley to explore the stylish shops and popular bars of the Castro.
  26. Take the MUNI to Treasure Island and explore some urban wineries plus the Cooking Academy.
  27. Live like a local and start off your day with a delectable breakfast at Mama's Restaurant.
  28. Visit the Ferry Building for a unique culinary experience and take in the view of the bay.  -Glenn Guinto, Concierge.
  29. Strap on your sea legs and take a refreshing dip in the Bay at Aquatic Park Cove.
  30. Savor serenity with a relaxing stroll through the scenic landscape of Chrissy Fields.
  31. Tour Anchor Steam brewery and discover some of the region’s best brews.
  32. If you love seafood don’t miss Hog Island Oyster Company’s fabulous  Oyster Stew. -Executive Assistant to Jon Kimball, General Manager &  Craig Martin,  Hotel Manager
  33. Uncover beautiful, ancient traditions at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.
  34. Explore the history of antique arcade machines at Musee Mecanique in Fisherman's Wharf.