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  • 1

    Golden Gate Bridge

    858 reviews

    It's about a two-hour/six-mile walk from the Ferry Buidling to the Golden Gate Bridge if you follow the water's edge. It's a long walk but you'll pass by/near some classic SF sights: Pier to Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason, Palace of Fine Arts, Crissy Field, and Fort Point. Clearly if you stop at all of these spots, it'll ...

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  • 2

    San Diego Zoo

    495 reviews

    Go. You will not be disappointed. And yes, the ticket price is high, but 100% worth it. If you plan to go for more than one day (with the size of this Zoo, you may wish to!), consider supporting the San Diego Zoo by becoming a Member of the Zoological Society of San Diego. Good cause + unlimited entry for ...

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  • 3


    455 reviews

    Everyone must visit Disneyland at least once in their lifetime! Its incredible! Your kids will thank you!

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  • 4

    Balboa Park

    375 reviews

    So much to see and do.Stroll through the park or visit the museums , Balboa Park is a must see . Every time I visit Balboa Park I am in awe of the architecture, landscaping and the museums. On the weekend there is always something going on. This is a place the entire family will enjoy. Don't miss it when ...

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  • 5

    Alcatraz Island

    391 reviews

    A great experience although it was crowded during my visit, no wonder as it is one of the top rated tourist spots in San Francisco. With individual cell house audio tours, it further delves you into the whole Alcatraz experience.

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    Golden Gate Park

    367 reviews

    Go to the park - lots of different things to do there. You can wander around for hours to see the different themed parks.

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  • 7

    Fisherman's Wharf

    413 reviews

    It's stinky. It's dirty. It's overpriced. It's touristy. But damn it, I just can't help myself when those crab stands sing a siren's song to draw me down to Fisherman's Wharf! I simply cannot resist a stop here when I'm visiting San Francisco. The stands are pretty much one and the same and all the prices are exactly the same. ...

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  • 8

    SeaWorld San Diego

    309 reviews

    Crazy expensive (those whales must eat a lot) but the experience was enjoyable. Several entertaining and educational shows to watch.

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  • 9

    Gaslamp Quarter

    258 reviews

    Nightlife, food, downtown San Diego culture and an outdoor mall (Horton Plaza) combine to create...The Gaslamp Quarter. Oh, and it's an historical landmark, too. ;)

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  • 10

    Old Town

    267 reviews

    A gem of San Diego, rich culture & history are so eminent. Old Town is the birthplace of California and where the first mission is located. You'll find a great park adjacent and a lot to see & do within close proximity. The streets are lined with Mexican restaurants and shops with local craft artisans, art, museums, & antique themed ...

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  • 11

    AT&T Park

    211 reviews

    I love this stadium! Gorgeous views of the bay, wonderful food and fans! The hand tossed caramel popcorn on the club level is to die for! Go giants! p.s. Club level is the way to go! The view was great, there were shorter concession lines and fancier food options! My only complaint (minor) with the seats would be the lack ...

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  • 12

    Ferry Building Marketplace

    206 reviews

    Good place to explore but the food is very expensive! It's better to go to China town and get same kind of food with the reasonable price!

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  • 13

    Riding a Cable Car

    203 reviews

    A must do activity in San Francisco although you need to push your way to the front of the queue in order to be able to hang onto the outside.

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  • 14

    Lombard Street

    215 reviews

    Driving down this street feels surreal! The houses along it are gorgeous and it's worth braving the traffic for the view alone.

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  • 15

    Pier 39

    238 reviews

    Pier 39 is full of action! It is a shopping & restaurant area, but so much more. The Pier features a lot of family oriented entertainment such as a large merry-go-round, a Marine Mammal Center, Aquarium of the Bay, a video arcade & street performances. There are great photo ops here, with views of Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge, the ...

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  • 16

    Union Square

    217 reviews

    High end shopping in an outdoor setting. Summer months there's an outdoor concert set up in the rink area. This is where you can catch the tour bus to go sight seeing and go over the Golden Gate bridge. We had a great day visiting this area.

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  • 17

    Disney's California Adventure

    169 reviews

    Disney's California Adventure is more compact than Disneyland but still have fun amazing rides for adults and children. I particularly like the Paradise Pier because fun ride and a good shot to take a nice picture. I hope you give this place a try. It is such a fun place to be. There is plenty of things to do, to ...

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  • 18

    Santa Monica Pier

    207 reviews

    A fabulous place to take the family. I enjoy going on Thursday nights during summer. The live concerts on the pier and rides are a fantastic combination for a family good time.

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  • 19

    The Getty Center

    155 reviews

    One of the most beautiful views of all of L.A. Free parking, great train ride. A nice trip for a relaxed afternoon.

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  • 20

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    152 reviews

    A delightful treat for both adults and children. Located at the end of Cannery Row in Monterey and just a short drive from the house.

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