Famous San Francisco Attractions
One of the most captivating and exciting cities in the world, San Francisco boasts many exciting attractions and legendary sights. No trip to the City by the Bay is complete without a visit to our amazing San Francisco attractions, including Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Alcatraz Island. Please contact our Concierge at (415) 398-1234 for recommendations on the best San Francisco attractions and sightseeing tours!
Golden Gate Bridge
Spanning 2 miles, with 750 foot towers painted bright orange, the Golden Gate Bridge is an architectural marvel and one of the most symbolic attractions of San Francisco. Walk or bike across, but be sure to leave enough time to gaze in awe at the impressive views of the Bay Area.
One of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf is block after block of historic landmarks, shops, restaurants and attractions on San Francisco Bay. This historic waterfront attraction in San Francisco is home to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, the Wax Museum, Aquarium of the Bay and dozens of waterfront restaurants and shops. Don’t miss the playful sea lions living off Pier 39.
Take the ferry across San Francisco Bay to tour and explore Alcatraz Island. Once the most feared federal prisons and infamous home of the country’s most notorious criminals, “The Rock” was also the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast. Part of the Golden Gate National Park, Alcatraz Island offers exciting self-guided tours, as well as natural tide pools, bird sanctuaries and incredible views of the bay. The hours of operation vary with the season - departures are available about every half hour throughout the day beginning at 9:00am. The Alcatraz tour books out weeks in advance. We encourage you to plan accordingly.
So much of the history of San Francisco is tied to Chinatown, the Chinese culture, and their contribution to the development of San Francisco. Discover the history and vitality of this colorful and diverse community, from the original schools and churches to traditional herb shops and delicious restaurants.
Sitting high above the city is one of the most renowned San Francisco neighborhoods, Nob Hill. Tour the homes of those who made their riches through the railroads, silver mining and other industries that helped create the city and the West Coast. Nob Hill is also home to Grace Cathedral, the world’s largest Episcopal Church, with incredible stained glass and bronze doors.
Climb to the top of America’s most crooked street for amazing views in every direction. From the top, you’ll see Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, Telegraph Hill and the Bay Bridge. Down the hill, you’ll be delighted by the beautiful mansions and brilliantly colored flowers that fill this winding street from top to bottom.
For hundreds of years the Presidio has stood as a symbol of defense of our country. Originally established by the Spanish in 1776, the Presidio was the oldest continually operating military base in the US until its closing and transfer to the National Park Service. Visit beaches, museums, historical sites, and architectural sites in this fascinating destination. Also home to the Presidio Golf Course & Clubhouse.
Japanese Tea Garden
Originally created as part of the 1894 World’s Fair, this is the oldest public Japanese garden in California. Spanning five acres, this beautiful park features wet and dry (Zen) gardens, a pagoda, a drum bridge you’ll want to climb and a charming tea house with gorgeous views from every angle. The Japanese Tea Garden is located at 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.