Top Attractions in San Francisco
From Ghirardelli Square to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf is a waterfront marketplace on the Bay with restaurants, shops, events and entertainment on San Francisco Bay. See the playful California sea lions who live on floating docks adjacent to the marina – a popular attraction themselves.
Visible from Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island was a maximum-security prison that held the country’s most nefarious criminals and mobsters like Al Capone. Take the ferry across the Bay to the island to enjoy fascinating audio and ranger-led tours and enjoy panoramic views of the entire Bay Area.
Golden Gate Bridge
Visiting Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see, must-do activity when visiting San Francisco. Drive, bike or walk across the iconic suspension bridge, reaching a height of 746 feet above the water, for amazing views of the Bay Area. Enjoy lunch at the Bridge Café, visit the Bridge Pavilion, and take amazing photos of the bay and city.
San Francisco Cable Cars
Riding a San Francisco cable car is a must during your visit to the Bay Area. Try catching the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines at the base of Powell and Market Streets or the California Street line at the foot of Market Street. Inside the historic Cable Car Barn & Powerhouse, visitors can view the actual cable winding machinery from an elevated gallery, as well as the path of the cable entering the building and leaving underneath the street in the sheave room viewing area.
California Academy of Sciences
Explore an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest under one roof. Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for guests’ ages 21+ at NightLife with new DJs and themes.
Known as the “crookedness’ street in the world,” this winding brick-lined street is one way and downhill, zigzagging around the residences’ bright flower gardens.
Aquarium of the Bay
This 1-million gallon aquarium is the home for sharks, stingrays and more. Visitors explore marine life through clear acrylic tunnels along a moving footpath.
Sample some of California’s finest in the famous wine country of Napa Valley, just north of San Francisco. Our concierge can help you choose a tour that’s right for you or your group.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Visit the city’s cultural center, then explore the five-acre Yerba Buena Gardens.
Coit Tower offers some of the best panoramic vantage points of the city and the bay from atop Telegraph Hill.