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  • 1

    Golden Gate Bridge

    Lincoln Boulevard & Doyle Drive, San Francisco, California 94129, United States
    4.5
    841 reviews

    Back when my youngest step-daughter was in elementary school, her best friend's Father worked as a Toll Taker, and he would regale us with hard-to-believe stories of what he saw and heard as various patrons came through the lanes. I was also surprised on how well that job paid and that unlike my white collar job, when his shift was ...

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  • 2

    San Diego Zoo

    2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-1646
    4.5
    468 reviews

    The San Diego Zoo is a must for any family visiting San Diego. You and your kids can spend a full day enjoying everything from Giant Pandas to their brand new Tiger Trail!

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  • 3

    Disneyland

    1040 W Ball Rd Anaheim, California 92802, USA
    4.5
    441 reviews

    There is nothing that can quite compare to the one and only original Disneyland. While the park itself is updated with new and updated rides (like Star Tours), it remains a classic, with the good old features like Main Street. From the fireworks and fantasmic, to the Tiki room and magic shop, Disneyland does it well, big or small.

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  • 4

    Alcatraz Island

    Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fort Mason, B201 San Francisco, CA 94123
    4.5
    389 reviews

    If I'm going to visit a different city, then I'm going to do it right... the touristy way. Three of us took the ferry over to Alcatraz Island for the tour, and boy, was it interesting and eerie! I hadn't actually watched "The Rock" but had heard many stories about Alcatraz, you know, being secluded and housed dangerous criminals and ...

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  • 5

    Balboa Park

    1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    5
    360 reviews

    15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, exhibits, gardens, plays, concerts. Sooo many things to do!

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  • 6

    Golden Gate Park

    Stanyan & Haight Streets, San Francisco, CA 94117
    4.5
    357 reviews

    The Golden Gate Park is a magical place. Located right in the center of the City, it's a huge, sprawling park dotted with trails, ponds, manicured gardens, museums and even a dutch windmill. Lots to do. On weekends they close the main road to traffic so bikers and roller bladers can take to the streets.

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  • 7

    Fisherman's Wharf

    The Embarcadero & Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133
    4
    407 reviews

    Good place for tourist!! but it's crowded all the time. Good place to check it out. Food is kinda expensive

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  • 8

    SeaWorld San Diego

    500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
    4.5
    300 reviews

    Same price for fun card & single-day ticket... ˊ _ >ˋ Was able to see everything in just one visit.

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  • 9

    Old Town

    2383 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
    4.5
    254 reviews

    I thought Old Town was going to be the oldest part of town but it turns out it's kind of a historically preserved, tourist attraction. The entire thing is set up like the old wild west/traditional Mexico feeling. While your there you have to stop for some of the Mexican food and I recommend grabbing a margarita while your at ...

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  • 10

    Gaslamp Quarter

    417 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    4.5
    227 reviews

    The Gaslamp Quarter is a quaint, picturesque area southeast of San Diego's Little Italy. It got it's name from the ubiquitous Victorian Gaslamps that dot the area. If you're looking for good food, trendy bars, or just want to stroll around and people watch, look no further than the Gaslamp Quarter.

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  • 11

    AT&T Park

    24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107-2134
    4.5
    206 reviews

    THIS GAME HAS TOO MUCH PATIENCE! So said my son has he finally wore me down and prevailed on me to leave a game against the Cubs after 5 innings. And never mind that we had premium seats (Section FC 122, Row B) behind the Giant's dugout. It was 7-3 Giants when we left, and thanks to a walk off ...

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  • 12

    Ferry Building Marketplace

    1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
    4.5
    202 reviews

    Enjoy the farmers market at this location three days a week, and the building is filled with quality food vendors with everything from fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, to gourmet olive oils and other items. Cowgirl Creamery and the Acme bread company are a couple of my favorites. I also really like Pebbles organic donuts.

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  • 13

    Riding a Cable Car

    San Francisco
    4.5
    201 reviews

    This is definitely a must do. It's amazing to see how they traverse the steep hills. But be prepared to wait. Lines are long. Ride in the back beside the brakeman if possible.

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  • 14

    Pier 39

    Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
    4
    231 reviews

    Great place to go in SF! You can watch wild sea lions really close. Also, there's a big area with shops and restaurants, so it's definitely worth going there.

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  • 15

    Lombard Street

    Lombard Street and Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    4
    208 reviews

    Lombard Street is a long road situated between Embarcadero and the Presidio park, where it becomes a main artery channeling traffic to the Golden It is very photogenic especially in the spring and summer when the many chrysanthemums in the well tended flowerbeds are in full bloom.

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  • 16

    Union Square

    250 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-1815
    4
    208 reviews

    Union Square is the nexus of SF's significant tourist economy: the swank hotels, the chic department stores and clothiers, the art galleries that neither you nor anyone you've ever met could possibly afford to buy from. It's a place absolutely saturated with all the trappings of upscale tourist zones the world over. Even so, there's a real beauty to walking ...

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  • 17

    Santa Monica Pier

    321 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, United States
    4
    198 reviews

    Yes it's touristy, but it's the thing to do in Santa Monica. The Ferris wheel ride is fun for all ages. It's a great place to get some vitamin D.

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  • 18

    Disney's California Adventure

    1600 S Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802-2317
    4.5
    159 reviews

    Who knew California Adventure had a winery? It may be a boutique vineyard, but the grapes get plenty of sun year-round, so Moscatos and Rieslings are all the rage here. Kind of a cool place for the adults to unwind. You know, after tapping into their kid side with Mickey Mouse.

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  • 19

    The Getty Center

    1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1666
    4.5
    150 reviews

    The views, the art collections, the wonderful cafeteria with its outdoor patio and great food, and the wonderful upscale restaurant -The Restaurant at the Getty. The Restaurant has a wonderful 3-course prix-fixe menu under $50 that is well worth the money, $65 with wine pairing - reserve a table by the window and book early! Museum admission is free, parking ...

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  • 20

    Monterey Bay Aquarium

    886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1023
    4.5
    143 reviews

    I really enjoyed my visit. The jellyfish exhibit was so cool... I also really like the sea otters and the penguins. Its a little pricy but if you take your time its worth it

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