San Francisco Attractions, Landmarks & Things To Do
Get ready for an exciting vacation in the City by the Bay. San Francisco is packed with exciting a plethora of attractions, landmarks, traditions, and things to do - from Fisherman's Wharf to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. When you stay at one of the fine hotels in the Greystone collection, you are minutes from all the must-see attractions and "must-see" things in San Francisco. Discover the beauty, history and hospitality of San Francisco!
Alcatraz IslandLearn the rich and varied history of America's most infamous prison. One of the most widely-visited San Francisco attractions, Alcatraz Island offers tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the rocky island. From military history to Federal Penitentiary to the American Indian occupation, Alcatraz has a rich and varied history to explore. ChinatownOne of the largest Chinese communities outside of Asia, visiting San Francisco's Chinatown is like traveling to another country. Walk down one of the two main thoroughfares and enjoy a collection of shops, restaurants, and unique San Francisco attractions. If you're hungry, try a Dim Sum, one of the district's most popular cuisine choices. Golden Gate BridgeA historic San Francisco attraction, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most recognized and beautiful bridges. Walk, bike, or drive across this 1.7 mile long structural masterpiece and enjoy the view of the San Francisco waterfront. Union Square Shopping DistrictThe central shopping, hotel and theatre district in San Francisco, Union Square offers an amazing shopping and lifestyle experience. Comprised of 2.6 acres of upscale boutiques, art galleries, department stores, spas, and restaurants, Union Square is a top San Francisco attraction and one of the world's premier shopping districts. lose these lines please. Fisherman's Wharf & Pier 39Taste the salty air and listen to the sea lions bark as you stroll through Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy fresh seafood, the Cannery Shopping Center, Boudin Sourdough Bakery, and the Maritime Museum at this lively San Francisco waterfront attraction. Home to a variety of things to do in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf is a favorite tourist destination.
Ghirardelli SquareLocated in the Fisherman's Wharf area, this is the original home of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. The company moved away in the early 1960's, and the square is now filled with stores and restaurants. Try McCormick and Kuleto's, one of Ghirardelli Square's original restaurants. Adjacent to Ghirardelli Square is the famous Buena Vista Cafe, home of the San Francisco-style Irish coffee. San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtOpened in 1935, this is the first museum on the West Coast devoted completely to 20th-Century art. Housing important works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp, and Ansel Adams, SFMOMA is a must-see San Francsico attraction for art lovers. California Academy of SciencesThis unique San Francisco attraction hosts an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and 4-story rainforest all under one roof - and a living roof, at that! Admission includes access to all exhibits, as well as a range of daily programs and activities such as dive shows, penguin feedings, planetarium shows, and more. Cable Car Barn and MuseumVisit the Cable Car Barn and Museum for a look into the past, with collections of historic cable cars, photographs, and mechanical displays. A symbol of San Francisco, the cable cars are emblems of the city's rich history. Learn about the near loss and ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the cable cars of San Francisco. With such an in-depth past, this museum is a historic San Francisco attraction. California Palace of the Legion of HonorThis SanFrancisco attraction displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European arts.This beautifullydesigned public museum overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge from Land's End on the northwestern tip of the city.