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Attractions in San Francisco, California

Amusements

  • Audium
    1616 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Located at the Corner of Franklin Street
    415-771-1616, This one-of-a-kind theater presents a unique exploration of space through music. One can listen as 136 speakers produce sounds that move past and under and surround the... more info  map

  • Cheese School of San Francisco, The
    1555 Pacific Avenue Second Florr, San Francisco, CA 94109
    415-346-7530, A one in a lifetime experience is waiting for you at this facility. The Cheese School offers fantastic and delicious education including classes like For the Love of... more info  map

  • Madame Tussauds San Francisco
    145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    Madame Tussauds wax museum is the ultimate celebrity fun day out. Where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political... more info  map

  • Musee Mecanique
    At the foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    Located on Pier 45 in Fisherman's Wharf
    415-346-2000, "The Musée Mécanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines... more info

  • San Francisco Dungeon
    145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    The San Francisco Dungeon is an exciting theatrical visitor attraction. They bring to life the stories of old San Francisco with a full theatrical actor cast, special... more info  map

  • Zeum
    221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-777-2800, This fun and inspiring children's museum offers amazing hands-on fun for kids, including exhibits that nurture creativity, an animator's studio, a movie production lab,... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Haas-Lilienthal House
    2007 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Located Between Washington & Jackson
    415-441-3015, This elegant Queen Anne Victorian home delights visitors with one-hour tours of its large, formal rooms and many original furnishings; the Ballroom features books,... more info  map

  • Mission Dolores
    3321 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
    415-621-8203, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this place is San Francisco's first registered landmark and it is the oldest intact building in the city. The... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Hyde Street Pier Historic Ships
    Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    415-561-7100, The only "floating" National Park, this area is home to the world's largest collection of historic ships. Some of these National Landmark vessels include the 1886 square... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Henry Wilson Coil Masonic Library & Museum
    1111 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-2284
    415-776-7000 ext. 143, This library and museum seeks to tell the story of Freemasonry in California through books, photographs, special exhibits, lectures, and tours of the building. more info  map

  • Maritime Museum Library
    Located at Building E, Fort Mason Center
    415-561-7040, This library holds one of the world's largest collections of maritime records, including maps, logbooks, ship plans, photographs, and oral histories. more info

  • San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum
    401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Located at Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
    415-255-4800, Numerous exhibitions, presentations, and extensive educational programs are featured at this performing arts research library. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
    200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    415-581-3500, One of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco's collection includes over 17,000 pieces of art... more info  map

  • California Academy of Sciences, The
    55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
    Located in Golden Gate Park
    415-379-8000, "The greenest museum of its size in the world," the 412,000 square foot California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific and cultural institution that... more info  map

  • Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-227-8666, This is one of only two museums in the United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art. The museum features 11,000 original pieces in its... more info  map

  • Chinese Historical Society of America
    965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    415-391-1188, This museum and learning center houses the largest collection of Chinese American artifacts in the country, and it traces the history of the Chinese American from the... more info  map

  • Crown Point Press
    20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-495-4220, Crown Point Press is a fine art print publisher, gallery and independent bookstore founded in 1962, by master printer and writer Kathan Brown. Adjacent to the Crown... more info  map

  • de Young Museum, The
    50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
    Located in Golden Gate Park
    415-750-3600, The de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that houses priceless collections of 17th to 20th century American art and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the... more info  map

  • Exploratorium-Museum of Science
    Embarcadero @ Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
    Pier 15
    415-528-4444, A museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. "Its mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments,... more info  map

  • Golden Gate Railroad Museum
    Located at Hunters Point Shipyard, Building 809
    415-822-8728, This museum offers visitors the chance to learn about local railroad history by touring old passenger cars, taking a cab or train ride, using a handcar, and learning how... more info

  • Jewish Museum, The
    166 Geary Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94108
    415-591-8800, Exhibitions having to do with Jewish history that are geared towards a multicultural audience of Jews and non-Jews are featured in an effort to serve the diverse and... more info  map

  • Judah L. Magnes Museum
    2911 Russell Street, San Francisco, CA 94705
    510-549-6950, Situated on beautiful park-like grounds, this museum of Jewish art, culture, and history features an unmatched archive of Western United States Jewish history, as well... more info  map

  • Legion of Honor, The
    Thirty-Fourtth Avenue & Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
    Located at Lincoln Park
    415-863-3330, This museum showcases ancient and European art that dates from 2,500 B.C. through the 20th century, and it has one of the world's leading collections of Rodin... more info  map

  • Mexican Museum
    Located at Fort Mason, Building D
    415-202-9700, Artistic expressions of the Mexican and Latino peoples and cultures are featured in many collections and exhibitions at this cultural museum. more info

  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art
    Located at Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A
    415-775-0991, This unusual museum features witty and elegant exhibitions of contemporary crafts, American folk art, and traditional ethnic art, from both home and abroad, as well as... more info

  • Octagon House
    2645 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Located at Union Street
    415-441-7512, Situated in a former circa 1861 residence, this museum features Early American decorative arts and documents, including the signatures of the signers of the Declaration... more info  map

  • Presidio Museum
    Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Located at Fort Mason
    415-561-4331, Originally built as a hospital in the 1860s, this museum focuses on the role of the military in the history and development of San Francisco from 1776 to the present. more info  map

  • Rena Bransten Gallery
    77 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    2nd Floor
    415-982-3292,  more info  map

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
    175 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    Located by Fisherman's Wharf
    415-202-9850, This museum invites visitors to see hundreds of hard-to-believe artifacts, including such oddities and curiosities as a shrunken torso and a cable car made of match... more info  map

  • San Francisco Airport Museum
    1766 El Camino Real, San Francisco, CA 94010
    Located at San Francisco International Airport
    650-821-6700, Exhibitions featured throughout these airport terminals highlight aviation history in the Pacific area, and it showcases the unique cultural life of San Francisco. more info  map

  • San Francisco Art Institute
    800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    Located Between Leavenworth & Jones Streets
    415-771-7020, This museum features numerous contemporary art exhibitions, artistic projects, a Diego Rivera mural, and a cafe that offers spectacular views of the Bay. more info  map

  • San Francisco Maritime Museum
    900 Beach Street at the Foot of Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    Located Across from Ghirardelli Square
    415-561-7100, Housed in an historic Art-Deco building, this museum features hundreds of maritime artifacts, photographs, artwork, and model ships. One of the highlights is Sparks,... more info  map

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Located Between Mission and Howard Streets
    415-357-4000, This spectacular museum offers the West Coast's most comprehensive collection of 20th century art, as well as shopping at the Museum Store and dining at the Caffe Museo.... more info  map

  • San Francisco Railway Museum
    77 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    415-974-1948, Market Street Railway is the nonprofit preservation partner of the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), the city agency that owns and operates San Francisco’s... more info  map

  • Society of California Pioneers
    300 Fourth Street at Folsom, San Francisco, CA 94107
    415-957-1849, Established in 1850, the Society of California Pioneers is the oldest historical society west of the Mississippi. They offer a historical museum, an art gallery, a... more info  map

  • SomArts Cultural Center
    934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    415-552-2131, This museum showcases a variety of cultural art created by emerging and professional multicultural artists, as well as hosts shows and special events throughout the year. more info  map

  • Wells Fargo History Museum
    420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
    415-396-2619, Two levels of this legendary bank's headquarters are filled with an assortment of artifacts from the time of Wells Fargo's founding to the present, including such items... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Conservatory of Flowers
    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
    Located in Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive
    415-666-7001, 1,700 plant species from the tropical forests of more than 50 countries around the world are represented via exhibits and floral displays at the Conservatory of Flowers,... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • California Academy of the Sciences
    55 Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
    Located at Golden Gate Park
    415-750-7145, At this science center, visitors can experience an earthquake, explore the deep sea, view starry skies, and track wild animals of Africa, among other adventures. more info

  • USS Pampanito Submarine
    Located at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf
    415-755-1942, Having seen action in the Pacific during World War Two, this submarine is one of the most completely restored naval vessels in the United States. Visitors can come... more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Alcatraz Cruises
    Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111
    415-981-7625, Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a... more info  map

  • Bay City Bike
    501 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
    415-346-2453, Since 2001, Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours has been modernizing the bike rental market in San Francisco and surrounding areas. In addition to self guided rentals, daily... more info  map

  • Blue and Gold Fleet
    Located at Pier 41, Marine Terminal
    415-705-8200, This company offers cruises that provide wonderful views of San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcartaz, private charters, and commuter ferry services to and from Tiburon,... more info

  • California Tours
    500 Sutter Street, Suite 823, San Francisco, CA 94704
    415-393-4211, California Tours is a full service destination management and tour operator. They provide cost effective arrangements, events and tours from San Francisco, Los Angeles,... more info  map

  • Dockside Boat and Bed
    Located at Pier 39
    415-392-5526, Here one can spend a night on a yacht, taking advantage of the dockside accommodations that feature 22 private motor and sailing yachts from which to choose. This is... more info

  • Dylan's Tours
    782 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
    415-932-6993, Family owned and operated sightseeing tour shop that has bike rentals and bus tours available. Dylan's Famous Driving Tour (5-6 hours) exploring San Francisco, Muir... more info  map

  • Gears and Grapes Getaways
    623 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
    Located Between Fell & Hayes Streets
    415-484-1238, Napa Valley is California's most celebrated and glamorous wine region, due largely in part to its warm, sunny days which have made it a world leader in Cabernet... more info  map

  • Gray Line San Francisco Sightseeing
    Located at Pier 43 1/2 Embarcadero
    415-434-8687, Half-day, full-day, and evening tours of San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, the Wine Country, Yosemite, and more are offered by this full service company that... more info

  • Hornblower Cruises and Events
    Located at Pier 3 - Hornblower Landing
    415-788-7020, This company offers premier dining cruises that feature imaginative cuisine, spectacular views, and lively entertainment. For celebrations that make a splash, set sail... more info

  • Max Napa Tours
    118 Andover Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    415-310-9598, Private wine country tours from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley.  more info  map

  • Red and White Fleet
    Pier 43 -1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
    415-673-2900, Founded in 1892, the historic Red and White Fleet is legendary for its premiere San Francisco Cruises. Family owned, the Red and White Fleet is committed to... more info

  • Rendezvous Charters
    Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94107
    Located at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor
    415-543-7333, Rendezvous Charters coordinates charters for more than 30 sailing and motor yachts in California. more info

  • San Francisco Bicycle Rentals
    425 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    415-922-4537, Save on bike tours through San Francisco. This bike rental shop offers amazing rides at low rates. You will find them at The Cannery in Fisherman's Wharf. more info  map

  • San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours
    1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94104
    415-513-5400, The Wine Country Tour Shuttle are the most unique tours in Napa Valley from San Francisco. On this wine country tour, we will take you to all of the premier Napa... more info  map

  • San Francisco Electric Tour Company
    165 Jefferson Street, Suite 2F, San Francisco, CA 94133
    415-474-3130, Guided Segway tours of the San Francisco waterfront is provided through this company that provides three hours of fun where visitors can see San Francisco traveling at... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Anchor Brewing Company
    1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2334
    Anchor's eight unique beers—including Anchor Steam®—are all produced in one of the most traditional and handsome breweries in the world. Each brew is virtually... more info  map

  • Marin Brewing Company
    1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, San Francisco, CA 94939-1801
    Larkspur
    Brewing locally and winning globally, Marin Brewing Company is a brewery, pub and restaurant offering the highest quality brews. All the beers are produced at our... more info  map

  

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