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What To Do In San Francisco: 32 Fun Things To Do, See, and Eat

By Alex Dormer, Posted on 19 Jun, 2022 at 11:09 am

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San Francisco

San Francisco is filled with incredible activities, must-see places, and tasty food. If you're planning a trip to San Francisco and are wondering what fun things to do that are really worth your time, you've come to the right place!

There's so much to do in San Francisco, from exploring world-famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island to enjoy breathtaking views from Twin Peaks and Coit Tower.

And let's not forget about all the delicious food that SF has to offer! From fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf to gourmet burgers in the Mission District, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

So without further ado, here are 55 of the best things to do in San Francisco:
 

1. Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge

2. Visit Alcatraz Island

3. Get a bird's eye view from Twin Peaks

4. Admire the view from Coit Tower

5. Taste fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf

6. Sample gourmet burgers in the Mission District

7. Visit the Ferry Building Marketplace

8. Shop for local produce at the farmer's market

9. Stroll through Golden Gate Park

10. Visit the California Academy of Sciences

11. Explore Chinatown

12. Ride a cable car

13. Visit Ghirardelli Square

14. See the sea lions at Pier 39

15. Take a ferry to Alameda or Tiburon

16. Hike to Lands End and Sutro Baths

17. Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum

18. Tour Haight-Ashbury

19. Enjoy views of the city from Twin Peaks 19th Avenue Viewpoint

20. See the Painted Ladies

21. Take a scenic drive down Lombard Street

22. Visit Muir Woods

23. Shop at Union Square

24. Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

25. Ride a bike through Golden Gate Park

26. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley

27. Visit Lake Tahoe

28. Play tourist and ride the cable cars

29. Check out the Westin St. Francis on Union Square

30. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

31. Take a ferry to Sausalito

32. Visit Muir Beach

33 Explore Chinatown

34 Ride a bike through Golden Gate Park

35 Walk or run across the Golden Gate Bridge

36 Admire the view from Coit Tower

37 Visit Alcatraz Island

38 Shop for local produce at the farmer's market

39. Stroll through Golden Gate Park

40 Tour Haight-Ashbury

41 See the Painted Ladies

42 Take a scenic drive down Lombard Street

43 Visit Muir Woods

44 Ride a bike through Golden Gate Park

45 Walk or run across the Golden Gate Bridge

46 Admire the view from Coit Tower

47 Visit Alcatraz Island

48 Shop for local produce at the farmer's market

49 Tour Haight-Ashbury

50 See the Painted Ladies

51 Take a scenic drive down Lombard Street

52 Visit Muir Woods

53 Ride a bike through Golden Gate Park

54 Walk or run across the Golden Gate Bridge

55 Admire the view from Coit Tower

We compiled this list with the intention of giving you an exciting look into the thriving scene in San Francisco and showing you what to do if you're planning a trip. We've done our best to include both well-known favorites and hidden gems, so hopefully, there's something here for everyone. If you think we missed any cool spots or restaurants, let us know in the comment section!

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Alex Dormer

Alex is a successful travel blogger; he gives great tips to travel enthusiasts regarding how they can save money on their vacations. He's been to 40 + countries, and he mainly focuses on how to cut down costs during travel.