10 Hella Cool Things to do in San Francisco

We love San Francisco! We've been so many times, yet there is something new to do every time. Here is a list of our FAVORITE things to do in San Francisco:

1. Ride a Cable Car

There are three cable car lines: the Powell-Hyde Line, the Powell-Mason Line and the California Line. There's even a cable car museum! It's about $7 to take a ride. Check out: How to ride a Cable Car

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2. See the Painted Ladies

Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Check out these brightly colored Victorian beauties. Alamo Square Park, located directly across from the ladies, is currently under construction but reopens May 24, 2017. If you're not singing the theme song to Full House in front of these houses, there is something wrong with you. The actual Full House house is located: 1709 Broderick Street, about a mile away.

Painted Ladies Things to do in San Francisco

3. Check Out Alcatraz  

This famous prison is in the middle of the bay, once home to Al Capone. I recommend going early to beat the crowds (make sure you buy your tickets a couple weeks in advance).

Day tickets to The Rock are only $45, I dare you to try the night tour! Buy tickets here: Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz - Things to do in San Francisco

4. Visit Lombard Street

Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Check out the 8 crazy zigzag turns down the hill on Lombard Street. It's fun to drive down too!


5. Visit the Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39

Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

Grab a bite to eat, do some shopping and then come see these guys! There are hundreds of sea lions at times, swimming, barking, and splashing.

Sea Lions at Pier 39 - Things to do in San Francisco

6. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129

You can drive, bike, and even walk across this massive bridge, or enjoy from a beach nearby. Any way you choose, you can appreciate the beauty of this iconic art deco bridge. If you get to the other side, there is a park/lookout area to snap a few photos.

Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Fields East Beach - It said Wandering Jokas in the sand! What are the chances?

Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Fields East Beach - It said Wandering Jokas in the sand! What are the chances?


7. Get Ice Cream and Sit in the Park

Bi-Rite: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Bi-Rite is one of the best ice cream establishments in San Francisco. There is always a wait, but it is well worth it. Dolores Park is right across the street, which is a great place to enjoy city views and enjoy some ice cream. 

bi-rite Ice Cream - Things to do in San Francisco
Views from Delores Park

Views from Delores Park


8. Go Shopping in Union Square

333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Shopping is one of my favorite activites and Union Square has some of the best stores: Macy's, Saks 5th Ave, Tiffany & Co, Nike, Apple, Williams-Sonoma, to name a few. Down Powell there are more shops and a mall off of Market. 

Tony Bennett's "I left my heart in San Francisco"

Tony Bennett's "I left my heart in San Francisco"


9. Find the Mrs. Doubtfire House

2640 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115

"Steiner Street. Oooh how lovely!" One of my favorite movies of all-time. There's even a Robin Williams tribute with people that have signed rocks in the planter. Here's what it looks like: inside the house.

Mrs Doubtfire House - Things to do in San Francisco

10. Catch a Giant's Game at AT&T Park

24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

Check out their schedule and buy tickets: Click Here

AT&T Park - Things to do in San Francisco

 

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