T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits
The St. Regis San Francisco is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

1. The St. Regis San Francisco

9.3
125 3rd St (at Minna St), San Francisco, CA
Hotel · SoMa · 99 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Metropolitan Suites are nearly 1,000 square feet. Ask for room 2008, on the top floor: it faces northwest, which means a cube’s-eye view of Daniel Libeskind’s geometric Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Ferry Building Marketplace is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

2. Ferry Building Marketplace

9.5
1 Ferry Building (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Farmers Market · Financial District · 452 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Among the best gourmet offerings? Divine chocolate sablées at Miette Patisserie, fresh-baked sourdough levain from Acme Bread, and Mt. Tam triple-cream cheese at Cowgirl Creamery.

St. Francis Fountain is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

3. St. Francis Fountain

8.3
2801 24th St (at York St), San Francisco, CA
Diner · Mission District · 153 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Don’t miss the classic black and white milkshake made with Mitchell's ice cream and homemade chocolate syrup.

Cliff House is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

4. Cliff House

8.5
1090 Point Lobos (at Great Hwy), San Francisco, CA
American Restaurant · 137 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Don’t leave without checking out the restaurant’s world-famous camera obscura (one of about 20 in existence), with 360 degrees of live images projected from a nearby seal rock.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

5. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

8.8
701 Mission St (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 51 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The center doesn’t have its own café, but adjacent to Yerba Buena Gardens are the B Restaurant & Bar and Samovar Tea Lounge – two rooftop spots that are perfect on a sunny day.

Golden Gate Park is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

6. Golden Gate Park

9.7
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way), San Francisco, CA
Park · Golden Gate Park · 339 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Take the kids on an evening “haunted tour” of Stow Lake—legend has it a woman drowned here more than a century ago and still makes spooky appearances.

War Memorial Opera House is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

7. War Memorial Opera House

9.2
301 Van Ness Ave (at Grove St), San Francisco, CA
Opera House · Civic Center · 96 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Opera tickets can set you back hundreds, but standing room tickets are only $10 cash if you can snag one before the show.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

8. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.5
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 220 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Walk through an enclosed glass-and-steel bridge connecting the fifth-floor galleries to the dramatic Rooftop Sculpture Garden.

de Young Museum is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

9. de Young Museum

9.2
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · Golden Gate Park · 274 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: From the museum’s copper-clad torqued tower, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid, Sutro Tower, and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tower’s café serves food sourced within a 150-mile radius.

Foreign Cinema is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

10. Foreign Cinema

9.3
2534 Mission St (btwn 21st & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 340 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Forget stale popcorn. This popular Mission spot has a full oyster bar and serves Cal/Med dishes with the movie, screened on a high brick wall on the patio.

The Fillmore is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

11. The Fillmore

9.5
1805 Geary Blvd (at Fillmore St), San Francisco, CA
Music Venue · Fillmore District · 122 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Don’t leave without checking out the upstairs Poster Room—with psychedelic vintage poster art—and without grabbing a free apple.

Alcatraz Island is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

12. Alcatraz Island

9.5
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco Bay), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 478 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Take the eerie nighttime excursion: a narrated circuit around the island and guided tours to the main prison building (not to mention a few special programs only offered after dark).

AT&T Park is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

13. AT&T Park

9.4
24 Willie Mays Plz (at 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Baseball Stadium · South Beach · 773 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Save time with a pre-game bite at Public House. Their "secret entrance" gets you into the ballpark much faster than lining up outside.

Tadich Grill is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

14. Tadich Grill

9.0
240 California St (btwn Battery & Front St), San Francisco, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Financial District · 147 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Get the signature seafood cioppino, with clams, prawns, scallops, bay shrimp, crabmeat, mussels and white fish.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of T+L's Guide to San Francisco's Greatest Hits.

15. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

7.9
N McDonnell Rd (at Link Rd), San Francisco, CA
Airport · San Francisco International Airport · 3380 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Bored? Learn about the history of air transport at the Aviation Museum and Library in the International Terminal. Stressed? Terminal 2’s Yoga Room, is devoted to relaxation and self-reflection.