Sights to See in San Francisco
San Francisco Zoo is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

1. San Francisco Zoo

8.9
1 Zoo Rd (btwn Sloat Blvd & Armory Rd), San Francisco, CA
Zoo · Lakeshore · 146 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The zoo traces its roots to 1889 when publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst gave the city a grizzly bear named Monarch. Monarch was later the model for the bear on California’s flag Read more.

Children's Zoo is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

2. Children's Zoo

8.1
1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, CA
Zoo · Lakeshore · 3 tips and reviews

San Francisco ZooSan Francisco Zoo: The Children's Zoo is home to our Meerkats and Prairie Dogs, Insect Zoo, Animal Resource Center, Barnyard and much more! A must see part of our zoo - it's fun for children and adults!

Japanese Tea Garden is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

3. Japanese Tea Garden

8.9
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (btwn John F Kennedy Dr & Martin Luther King Jr Dr), San Francisco, CA
Garden · Golden Gate Park · 170 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Built in 1894, the garden is the oldest Japanese-style garden in the United States. Read more.

Cartoon Art Museum is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

4. Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission St (btwn New Montgomery & 3rd), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 28 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The word cartoon comes from the Italian “cartone” meaning a large piece of paper. In renaissance art, a cartoon was a full-size drawing used as a guide for frescoes and tapestries Read more.

AT&T Park is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

5. AT&T Park

9.5
24 Willie Mays Plz (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Baseball Stadium · South Beach · 761 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Founded in 1883 in New York, the Giants were originally called the Gothams. It’s said the name was changed when Jim Mutrie, the team’s first manager, shouted "My big fellows! My giants!" Read more.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

6. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.5
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 194 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Opened in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to contemporary and modern art. It was also one of the first museums to recognize photography as a fine art. Read more.

Angel Island State Park is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

7. Angel Island State Park

9.3
Angel Island State Park, Tiburon, CA
Park · 33 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? 3000 years ago, Angel Island was an important fishing and hunting area for the coastal Miwok tribe. They hunted the island’s deer, sea fowl, seals and sea lions, and otters. Read more.

Coit Tower is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

8. Coit Tower

8.9
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd (btwn Lombard St & Union St), San Francisco, CA
Monument / Landmark · Telegraph Hill · 293 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The tower was built in honor of Lillie Coit, a volunteer firefighter. Her habits of gambling, smoking cigars, and wearing trousers made her a colorful character in her time. Read more.

Chinatown is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

9. Chinatown

San Francisco, CA
Neighborhood · 124 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in North America and the largest outside of Asia. Read more.

Children's Creativity Museum is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

10. Children's Creativity Museum

7.9
221 4th St (at Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Museum · SoMa · 34 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The carousel was built in 1906 by noted designer Charles Looff. Its hand-carved animals lived at San Francisco’s amusement park, Playland-at-the-Beach until it closed in 1972. Read more.

Aquarium of the Bay is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

11. Aquarium of the Bay

7.1
Pier 39 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Aquarium · Fishermans Wharf · 91 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Scientists estimate that fish have been on Earth for over 500 million years. Many species are thought to be virtually unchanged from their ancient ancestors. Read more.

Exploratorium is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

12. Exploratorium

9.3
Pier 15 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Northern Waterfront · 303 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Exploratorium was founded by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, a scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, which resulted in the development of the first atomic bomb. Read more.

Lawrence Hall of Science is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

13. Lawrence Hall of Science

8.1
1 Centennial Dr (at UC Berkeley), Berkeley, CA
Science Museum · University of California-Berkeley · 29 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Lawrence Hall of Science is named for Ernest O. Lawrence who, in 1930, discovered a way to “smash” atoms; work for which he later won the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more.

Chabot Space & Science Center is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

14. Chabot Space & Science Center

8.8
10000 Skyline Blvd (Joaquin Miller Rd), Oakland, CA
Science Museum · 24 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Founded in 1883, Chabot Space and Science Center is today the largest public telescope facility in the nation. Read more.

Yerba Buena Gardens is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

15. Yerba Buena Gardens

9.5
745 Mission St (btwn 3rd & 4th St), San Francisco, CA
Park · SoMa · 137 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Yerba Buena was named in 1835 by English settler William A. Richardson. The name, Spanish for “good herb,” came from the wild mint that grew rampant in the hills. Read more.

Alcatraz Island is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

16. Alcatraz Island

9.5
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco Bay), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 458 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Long before “The Rock” was a prison, it was likely used by indigenous Native Americans as a place of isolation or ostracization for tribe members who had violated tribal law. Read more.

Adventure Playground is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

17. Adventure Playground

8.6
160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Playground · Berkeley Marina · 9 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Adventure playgrounds originated in Europe during World War II. Currently there are about 1000 such playgrounds in Europe and Japan, but only 2 in the United States. Read more.

Palace of Fine Arts is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

18. Palace of Fine Arts

9.6
3301 Lyon St (btwn Bay & Jefferson St), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Marina District · 192 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The Palace’s design is based on a Roman ruin. It was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, in honor of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal. Read more.

Conservatory of Flowers is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

19. Conservatory of Flowers

9.4
100 J F Kennedy Dr (at Conservatory Dr W), San Francisco, CA
Garden · Golden Gate Park · 70 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The elaborate glass and wood Victorian greenhouse is the oldest building in the park, and the oldest conservatory of its kind in North America. Read more.

California Academy of Sciences is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

20. California Academy of Sciences

9.5
55 Music Concourse Dr (at Martin Luther King Jr Dr), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Golden Gate Park · 467 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? Founded in 1853, just three years after California joined the United States, the Academy of Sciences was the first institution of its kind west of the Atlantic seaboard. Read more.

Golden Gate Bridge is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

21. Golden Gate Bridge

9.5
Golden Gate Brg S, San Francisco, CA
Bridge · Presidio National Park · 723 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The bridge gets its name from the Golden Gate Strait. Captain John C. Fremont named the strait "Chrysopylae" (Golden Gate) after a harbor in Istanbul called Chrysoceras or Golden Horn. Read more.

Golden Gate Park is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

22. Golden Gate Park

9.7
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way), San Francisco, CA
Park · Golden Gate Park · 307 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The land the park occupies was once described as “a dreary desert.” Transforming the arid sandy dunes into the lush landscape it is today took years of work. Read more.

Lands End is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

23. Lands End

9.7
El Camino Del Mar (at Point Lobos Ave), San Francisco, CA
Trail · Sea Cliff · 116 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The treacherously rocky coastline of Lands End has been the site of ten shipwrecks over the years – three of which are still visible at low tide. Read more.

Central Park is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

24. Central Park

8.9
50 E 5th Ave (at S El Camino Real), San Mateo, CA
Park · Central Park · 23 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The miniature train was installed in the park in the late 1940s. The company who built the locomotive also built Disneyland’s Matterhorn Roller Coaster. Read more.

Water Dog Lake Park is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

25. Water Dog Lake Park

8.5
Water Dog Lake Park, Belmont, CA
Trail · 10 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The park isn’t named after soggy canines – the name refers to a kind of salamander, also known as mudpuppies, which make a sound similar to a dog’s bark. Read more.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is one of Sights to See in San Francisco.

26. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

8.4
1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA
Theme Park · West Vallejo · 102 tips and reviews

K12 IncK12 Inc: Did you know? The ancestors of roller coasters were steep, ice-covered wooden slides that were popular in Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Riders slid down in sleds, crash-landing in sand piles. Read more.