San Francisco

San Francisco’s hills are alive with spacious parks, world-class museums, buzzing nightlife, and envelope-pushing cuisine.

San Fran might be small in size - 121 square kilometres - but it packs a punch. Located on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, this stunning city is famous for its iconic architecture, fluctuating fog and bursting foodie scene.

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Parks

A park picnic is one of the most wholesome ways to take in the whole city. Some of the best picnic spots with epic views to go with your meal include Chrissy Field, Dolores Park, Alamo Square, Corona Heights Park, Black Sand Beach and Golden Gate Park.

Galleries and Museums

Museums are a must-do for anyone landing in San Fransisco. Some of the best that showcase local and international artists, regional history, and more include The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Legion of Honour, John Berggruen Gallery, Minna, Southern Exposure, Robert Koch Gallery, City Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Nightlife

In San Francisco, living a nocturnal life is totally acceptable. Bars and clubs keep San Francisco awake and kicking until the wee hours of the morning. So if you’re feeling a little thirsty during your time here, keep the caffeine flowing until you make make it out to these hotspots including Hawthorn, Union Square, DNA Lounge, SoMa, Noir Lounge, Sessions at the Presidio, Presidio

Romance

With its massive list of parks, art galleries, bars and restaurants, it’s safe to say that treating your special someone is a breeze in San Francisco. Date night is taken care of at these local gems that include Aub Zam Zam, San Francisco Opera, zip line at Land’s End, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), virtual golf at Eagle Club Indoor Golf, boat ride at Stow Lake and bungee jump at Icarus Bungee.

About San Francisco

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Alcatraz Island
    • Chinatown
    • Golden Gate Park
    • Pier 39
    • Twin Peaks
    • The Painted Ladies of San Francisco
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • The Walt Disney Family Museum
    • Exploratorium
    • Children's Creativity Museum
    • Pier 39
    • Historic Streetcar Ride
    • Picnic at a park

     

  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Chinese New Year’s Parade in Chinatown (February)
    • Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown (April)
    • Pride Parade (June)
    • Outside Lands (August)
    • Folsom Street Fair (September)
    • Castro Street Fair (October)
    • Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (November)
  • Off the Tourist Trail

    Off the Tourist Trail

    Mission District

    Lands End (hiking)

    Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market

    Biergarten

    Slides at AT&T Park

     

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