19 Best Places to Visit in San Francisco

A one-hour cruise in San Francisco Bay is the perfect “first time in San Francisco” activity. Offered by the Blue and Gold Fleet, it’s a great way to view the city skyline from the water.

Whether you’re visiting San Francisco for the day and you want to know how to spend a day in San Francisco – our guide will help you squeeze the most out of this world-class city!

You’ll see Alcatraz Island and look up at the Golden Gate Bridge as you cruise under it. I’ll leave you plenty of time to see the city’s other attractions too.

Golden Gate Bridge

The bridge has achieved global fame as one of California’s best landmarks, so no San Francisco itinerary would be complete without gazing at it!

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Palace of Fine Arts

Panama-Pacific World’s Fair in 1915, the Palace of Fine Arts is free to visit. Today, it hosts different art exhibitions plus theater and music events.

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Lombard Street

Lombard Street is renowned for its eight hairpin turns and is one of our favorite places in the city. The road was redesigned to make the climb up easier.

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The Embarcadero

This wide seaside street and promenade runs along much of the city’s eastern shore. The cruise ship terminal is found here.

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Fisherman’s Wharf

Famous for its fishing boats, nautical atmosphere and fresh seafood restos, it’s a playground for tourists – one of the most visited tourist attractions in San Francisco, in fact.

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