December 17 - December 19, 2021

7 Things to Do in San Francisco

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While you’re in San Francisco be sure not to miss some of the city’s most famous sights and discover the city´s history, which is incredibly diverse and interesting. For example, did you know that San Francisco was put on the map due to the 1848 Gold Rush?

Here are our top 7 `Things to Do’ in San Francisco, the fog city.

#7 Things to Do in San Francisco: Ride the San Francisco Cable Cars

Taking a ride on the San Fran Cable Car is an absolute must! Not only are they a historical way to travel, they date back to 1869, but they also help you to see some unique and special parts of the city.

There are three lines to choose from two leave from Powell Street and head towards Fisherman’s Wharf and the other rides from east to west on Californian Street.


#6 Things to Do in San Francisco: Golden Gate Park

Spend a lovely summer afternoon walking around Golden Gate Park. It’s a beautiful park that opened in the 1870s. Stroll along the paths and discover the giant Windmill and Tulips, Stow Lake and the Shakespeare Garden, full of roses. You´ll definitely have some vibrant photographs to show your friends and family when you return home.

Some attractions worth a visit are the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the California Academy of Science and the de Young Museum.


#5 Things to Do in San Francisco: Fisherman’s Wharf

The social hub and massive crowd-pleaser Fisherman´s Wharf is the most bustling part of the city, as it´s full of entertainment and offer spectacular views of the bay. You could easily spend a few days here as there are LOTS of things to do and places to eat.

Popular attractions include:


When you visit be sure to take a big appetite! The restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf offer some of the best seafood in the world. Our top picks include:


Are you a beer lover? Then make sure you schedule a visit to the San Francisco Brewing Co, in Ghirardelli Square, for a beer tasting. Their handcrafted beer is excellent!


#4 Things to Do in San Francisco: Take a selfie with the “Painted Ladies”

The “Painted Ladies” are a colorful row of Edwardian and Victorian houses on Alamo Square. You may also know them as the Seven Sisters.

They have become a highly recognizable and iconic piece of architecture known synonymously with San Francisco. Their popularity could be linked to them being featured in popular tv shows, such as Full House and Monk.

If you want to go inside one, book on to the exclusive private home tour, it only takes place on Saturdays.


#3 Things to Do in San Francisco: City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Navigating the streets of San Francisco on foot can be very time-consuming and tiring, due to its steep hills. A great way to make sure you get to see all of the top city sights is to book a bus tour. Big Bus Tour has multiple ticket options for their hop-on hop-off tour.

You don´t want to return home without at least getting a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Chinatown.


#2 Things to Do in San Francisco: Visit a Winery

San Francisco is conveniently located close to Napa Valley and Sonoma, both part of wine country, home to many premium wineries. There are a few different day tours available from the city center. You will be able to find something suited to your dates on Viator.

Generally, you can expect to be taken by a small coach to multiple vineyards throughout the day to taste their home-grown wine and learn about how it is cultivated. Some tours also include a stop off at Muir Woods, which has giant redwoods that are more than 150 years old!

It’s a really fun day out, even if you aren't a massive wine fan.


#1 Things to Do in San Francisco: Trip to Alcatraz Island

An absolute must for any first-time trip to San Francisco is a tour of the world-famous prisoner island, Alcatraz.

Boats leave from Pier 33 and take you directly to the cell house, which was in operation from 1934 to 1963. Once there you can tour the island and prison to discover what the cells were like, where the prisoners ate and more including some of its mysteries.

Before or after touring the island be sure to visit Pier 39, a few piers east, for an animal surprise.


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