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San Francisco City Hall

City Hall
Civic Center, San Francisco
  • Yan L.
    "Free tour of the city hall is wonderful well done by Eranstine."(3 Tips)
    Clay F.
    "One of my favorite buildings in SF."(2 Tips)
    Rafael Q.
    "The beautiful dome!"(2 Tips)
    Miguel G.
    "Bring a camera (or your smartphone)... the architecture is amazing!"(7 Tips)
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  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperJuly 20, 2016
    They give free tours - visit the council chambers (see pic), mayor's office, learn about all the history.... Unfortunately, my tour guide was very conservative and noted how liberal things are in SF!!
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick - Best Voice of Reason in City Hall: Sean Elsbernd. Is San Francisco a place for the world’s lunatic fringe, the ever-kookier offspring of the 20th... Read more
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareJune 7, 2013
    James Bond meets with W G Howe, Director of Oil and Mines, at SF City Hall to discuss Max Zorin's suspicious practices in A View to a Kill (1985). Later the building is set on fire with Bond inside. Read more
  • Katie W.
    Katie WilsonSeptember 29, 2016
    If you have a backpack you need to enter on Grove street, at the far West end of the loading dock.
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityNovember 3, 2011
    The principal architect of City Hall, Beaux Arts-trained Arthur Brown, Jr., designed numerous buildings on the Stanford University campus, including Branner Hall, Toyon Hall, MemAud, and Hoover Tower.
  • Sai Teja Pratap S.
    Sai Teja Pratap SuramDecember 25, 2013
    I attended a walking tour by . To anyone who is curious about why the things are the way they are (names, significance of statues, etc) i strongly suggest the tour.
  • FunCheap SF
    FunCheap SFJuly 17, 2014
    Head to SF City Hall to see free performances at the Ethnic Dance Festiva. It's held to honor the Late Nelson Mandela. Be sure to stay for the scared Zulu rituals. Fri, 7/18, 12pm, free. Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    Two reasons to go: it's the fifth largest dome in the world; and it also housed one of the most tragic moments in recent San Francisco history. Read more
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienJanuary 20, 2012
    It's picturesque from the outside, but make sure to see the inside as well, since this popular wedding spot has an interior that's equally impressive.
  • FunCheap SF
    FunCheap SFJuly 8, 2014
    Head over to the Civic Center to watch the Netherlands take on Argentina. Watch the world cup game on the big screen right in front of City hall. Wed, 7/9, 4pm, free. Read more
  • Susan B.
    Susan BrownApril 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    City Hall is cool its actually very very very beautiful look up in addition the basement is a gallery and the Mayors office is lovely !!
  • Clay F.
    Clay FoxOctober 23, 2011
    One of my favorite buildings in SF. That gold leaf on the top? Yeah, that was a million dollar project. Totally worth it though, right? Gorgeous.
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WärendhApril 1, 2014
    Did you know that the dome here is the 5th largest dome in the world - and the largest dome in the US?
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoNovember 14, 2016
    Drop off your mail in ballot and get your sticker. This is also that start/end point of a lot of political rallies.
  • Callum T.
    Callum ThompsonAugust 8, 2014
    Free to enter and look around. Be sure to look up at the ceiling.
  • Cristina
    CristinaJune 29, 2016
    The biggest city wall in USA. During the day you can even presence weddings.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongDecember 13, 2014
    Gorgeous building in SF. Take a step inside to truly appreciate the architecture.
  • libi w.
    libi woodMay 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out SFAC art show in the north light court. "large-scale photographic banners representing LUX: an extensive artist project about both the beauty of manmade light, and the impacts of resource o Read more
  • Miguel G.
    Miguel GamiñoJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a camera (or your smartphone)... the architecture is amazing!
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 4, 2014
    Amazing tour of architecture and you can only marvel at the wonders of how they built it back when they completed it! xx
  • (RED)
    (RED)December 2, 2011
    City Hall just turned (RED) for World AIDS Day. Join us in helping to deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. -
  • shauna s.
    shauna sampsonOctober 23, 2009
    Incredible,subtle audio art installation under the dome of city hall. Watch people get married and listen to the acoustic trickery. If you look up you'll see the speaker panels at the very top.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TApril 8, 2014
    Bureaucracy lost our marriage cert but the nice lady behind the counter went thru all them by hand to find it. Thank you!!
  • Vadim M.
    Vadim MialikJanuary 18, 2012
    If u get a chance visit the Mayors Office Reception: from there you can see the main flag that is flown from the city hall
  • Lillian Y.
    Lillian YoungSeptember 28, 2014
    Best architectural backdrop for couples getting married here.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BristowOctober 15, 2016
    Beautiful inside and out. Get a tour!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GoslinerJanuary 16, 2015
    Try the won't regret it
  • Days o.
    San Francisco Pride A • Celebration of Diversity • June 24-25, 2017 # SFPRIDE # SUMMEROFLOVE50 # RESIST
  • JD C.
    JD CowellAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Hearts in SF sculpture in the South Light Court makes me tear up every time.
  • Simon R.
    Simon RojasDecember 30, 2015
    Beautiful building. Make sure you come inside.
  • Jules
    JulesOctober 14, 2014
    City Hall is a beautiful building and a must-stop when touring the city.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NelsonApril 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on the free tour to see this beautiful structure and hear about it's history - tours start daily at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
  • Yan L.
    Yan LuNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free tour of the city hall is wonderful well done by Eranstine.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    Awwwwww... In 1954, baseball star Joe Di Maggio married movie star Marilyn Monroe under the great dome at City Hall.
  • Amber O.
    Amber OvertonMarch 15, 2015
    Beautiful architecture!!
  • Lena K.
    Lena KiddDecember 24, 2015
    The architecture is beautiful!
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WärendhApril 1, 2014
    Watch the movie "Milk" (2008) before or after visiting City Hall.
  • Travis L.
    Travis LibertyOctober 30, 2012
    Check out the city hall cafe for cheap eats! But remember to know they close at 330 pst
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LundayApril 11, 2011
    Finished the 49 Mile Drive! Final photo: Lisa, Annette, Gary, Marceline, Judy, Marg and George. This was the most fun weekend ever!
  • Sabina H.
    Sabina HuqMarch 23, 2013
    Attended the Intuit Winter Gala here in 2012. Very very impressive inside!
  • Salvador T.
    Salvador TovarJanuary 15, 2013
    City Hall is now Red and Gold for the 49ers!
  • Phil R.
    Phil RuheSeptember 20, 2011
    Check out the Green Vehicle Showcase/charging stations out front!
  • Al B.
    Al B.January 1, 2015
    Amazing view at night
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 7, 2016
    History beautiful
  • Ibraheem
    IbraheemMarch 14
    Amazing place
  • Vincent P.
    Vincent PardueNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The grassy areas are also a nice place to walk the dog.
  • Georg
    GeorgAugust 15
    Wow! Impressive building!
  • Al B.
    Al B.January 4, 2015
    Plenty of homeless people. Day or night
  • Niky
    NikyApril 7, 2014
    So romantic 💕
  • Rafael Q.
    Rafael QMay 31, 2013
    The beautiful dome!
  • mipadi
    mipadiJune 10
    Few places in San Francisco are better for exercising your civic duties.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RiordanAugust 1, 2012
    Be sure to leave your pocket knifes elsewhere.
  • Tim
    TimJanuary 21, 2014
    Guest parking for $20 and slow wifi for $12. It's ridiculous.
  • Nika B.
    Nika BlankSeptember 10, 2016
    Night is beautiful
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LeggioAugust 9, 2009
    The architecture here is amazing. If you're walking through SF, definitely worth ducking inside.
  • Enrout
    EnroutSeptember 25, 2011
    This is the perfect place to get married.
  • KR
    KROctober 28, 2014
    You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious...
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 23, 2016
    The building is unique
  • JulienF
    JulienFApril 16, 2011
    Most beautiful City Hall of the USA !
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJune 5, 2015
    Impressive landmark
  • Tim K.
    Tim KerseySeptember 3, 2012
    Great place to get married!!!
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerNovember 29, 2014
    Beautiful dome.
  • Jaemie
    JaemieJanuary 19, 2013
    Married here 9 1/2 yrs ago !!!
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 22, 2016
    That is a wonderful building
  • Rafael Q.
    Rafael QMay 31, 2013
    You are next!
  • William D.
    William DiazApril 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Totally got married here when I was 20. I'd do it again only this time to a boy instead of a girl.
  • Miguel D.
    Miguel Del CarpioNovember 2, 2014
    Like it......
  • Lesly S.
    Lesly SimmonsSeptember 7, 2011
    People are getting married in here. Its cute :)
  • Dougan W.
    Dougan WhiteDecember 4, 2012
    Here to obtain a copy of my Birth Certificate.
  • Cameo W.
    Cameo WoodApril 27, 2009
    Step inside city Hall and stand under the dome, which is the tallest in the United States, 42" the one on Capital Hill. Look up and exclaim "Wow!"
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GreenOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    SF Arts Commission has photography exhibitions on the ground floor
  • Julien C.
    Julien ChabotJuly 9, 2010
    Become a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for the County of San Francisco!
  • Gene X.
    Gene XApril 15, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to city hall and check out the Spiraling Echoes 2 installation by Bill Fontana. through May 8 - M-F, 8am-8pm
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaddyDecember 8, 2012
    Closed on weekends. :(
  • dan h.
    dan hobbsOctober 6, 2010
    get married!
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoFebruary 27, 2015
    Hay tours guiados gratuitos 10-12 y 2 pm (en inglés)
  • Antonio U.
    Antonio UribeMay 17, 2013
    Sale muy bonito en las fotos. Pasen ta tarde para que lo vean iluminado.
  • Begoña V.
    Begoña VillamorAugust 21, 2012
    Wifi gratis y cafetería con precios razonables
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WärendhApril 1, 2014
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