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San Francisco Attractions and Activities

A cable car ride is the most famous in San Francisco. Pack your camera without fail and stun everyone with breathtaking views. Enjoy a thrilling and pleasing cable car wide to Fisherman’s Wharf, Telegraph Hill, Ghirardelli Square or Pier 39.   

San Francisco is unique with most parks and beaches within easy reach of the city limits. At San Francisco Bay, enjoy hiking, biking, paddling and bird watching. In Ocean Beach, the waters are turbulent, therefore build sand castles and bonfires; enjoy horse riding on the beach sands; simply enjoy the spectacular sunsets. China Beach is safe and a haven for swimmers. North Beach and Baker Beach are other mesmerising beaches. Beach goers, hikers and bikers enjoy a trip to Fort Funston in Golden Gate Recreation Park. Stow Lake and Lake Merced are beautiful lakes where a tourist can enjoy bird watching or boating.

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum is a beautiful garden with more than 3000 varieties of trees. Enjoy roaming in different parks for diverse experiences. Beuna Vista Park, Yerba Beuna Gardens, Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, Mission Dolores Park and Presidio National Park are parks with hiking trails, playgrounds and awesome views. Try spotting waterfowl at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge. Children love a trip to The Walt Disney Family Museum and Metreon Sony Entertainment Centre.

Golfing is a favourite sport; Lincoln Park Golf Course is the oldest and loveliest 17-hole course with pine trees lining the fairway. Enjoy a game at: AT&T Park for baseball; Yerba Buena Skating Centre; Tennis at Golden Gate Park Tennis Centre. Enjoy the most beautiful sunrise at Twin Peaks; explore the scenic wharf at Embarcadero; or drive down the Scenic 49 Mile for a most enjoyable drive. Swing to jazz or nurse a beer at the pubs. Union Square, Chinatown, Nob Hill, Japantown and The Castro are neighbourhoods with exotic pubs, bars and clubs for those who enjoy fun-filled nightlife. Enjoy live performances at Castro Theatre or the War Memorial Opera House. You can take pleasure in the cabaret scene at Beach Blanket Babylon. Venues around the Civic Centre exhibit symphony and concerts for the music lovers. 
 
Golden Gate Bridge is a lovely architectural landmark with stunning views of the Bay. Ferry Building Marketplace, Mission Dolores, Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid and Tin How Temple are impressive and fascinating architectural wonders. Alcatraz is an infamous prison for housing notorious criminals. Famous Maritime museums include USS Pampanito and Presidio Army Museum. The Pacific Islander art at deYoung Museum is intriguing.

Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market have captivating flea markets. Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury and Ghirardelli Square are neighbourhoods with exotic shops and delicatessens. Timbuk2 Store is a speciality shops and a haven for shoppers.

If you are looking for tours, choose from: Urban Trek USA, Cable Cars, Dylan City Tours, Mr Toad’s Tours, Silver Lion Service Private Tours and San Francisco Guided Segway Tours. Red and White Fleet San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour and San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours are fantastic group tours. Stoked SF is best for mountain bikers, rafters, hikers and surfers.

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