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Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002
149 reviews

San Francisco is truly a spectacular city, both due to its distinct architecture and hilly, scenic landscape, but apart from the staple of Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts is the best spot to truly relax in the iconic Foggy City. Not only is it in a laid back, elegant neighborhood, but the lack of crowds makes it ...

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  • 41
    2.26 mi

    Haight-Ashbury

    2.26 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    116 reviews

    This is a neighborhood. A famous neighborhood, but if you're the sight-seeing type you might want to breeze through.

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  • 42
    2.71 mi

    The Embarcadero

    2.71 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    100 reviews

    I love walking along the Embarcadero, impeccable sunsets or gorgeous foggy mornings sipping hot coffee. A very scenic drive with a lot to see and explore nearby. Simply put, the Bay view never gets old.

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  • 43
    3.53 mi

    Twin Peaks

    3.53 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    85 reviews

    This place is perfect to see the night lights of San Francisco. You will see both bridges (Golden Gate, and Bay) and everything else. Very good for tourists and a perfect dating spot.

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  • 44
    2.43 mi

    De Young Museum

    2.43 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    88 reviews

    This is a beautiful museum located in Golden Gate park, across from the California Academy of Sciences. Admission is free every 1st Tuesday of the month. Make sure to head up to the Observation Tower for gorgeous view of Golden Gate Park with even views of the ocean. Every Friday night, they host an after hours party until 8:45 pm. ...

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  • 45
    2.02 mi

    Baker Beach

    2.02 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    82 reviews

    One of the best beaches in SF bc of its panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. But beware it is a nude beach

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  • 46
    1.41 mi

    Ghirardelli Square

    1.41 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    98 reviews

    Such a delightful little center! The ice cream at the square is really good and there is a beautiful view of the Bay from the ice cream parlor

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  • 47
    3.05 mi

    Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

    3.05 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    76 reviews

    The farmers market takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The Saturday market is an event, whereas the other two are much smaller. They are all fantastic.

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  • 48
    3.35 mi

    Lands End Trail

    3.35 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    68 reviews

    Great walking trail with lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the ocean. Typically less mobbed than the Presidio, my SF friends tell me.

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  • 49
    1.58 mi

    Japantown

    1.58 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    72 reviews

    A pantheon of Japanese restaurants, many asking top prices--but the freshness and authenticity are hard to beat. A personal favorite: Mifune for great late-night noodles.

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  • 50
    3.09 mi

    California Palace of the Legion of Honor

    3.09 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    59 reviews

    The Legion of Honor sits on top of a hill and is a stunning museum. The collections range from classical through impressionist. I suggest going on a weekday because it's not as busy. I love going to see their Monet's.

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  • 51
    2.26 mi

    Bourbon and Branch

    2.26 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    63 reviews

    Reservation only and with a password. SUPER dark inside and you can barely see your companys' faces by the flickering candles on the table. There is a rule of no cellphones and photos but we had to use our phone's flashlight to even read the menu! As usual of speakeasys, the drink names are interesting but you have to pore ...

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  • 52
    1.97 mi

    Alamo Square Park

    1.97 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    62 reviews

    Alamo Square is beautiful and pristine, and with the backdrop of the Painted Ladies, it's even better. Bring a picnic, and you'll find yourself singing the theme song to Full House while gazing upon the famous Painted Ladies!

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  • 53
    2.28 mi

    City Hall

    2.28 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    66 reviews

    The City Hall in San Francisco is right in the center of the business of the city. Beautiful builing and nice courtyard in front to enjoy.

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  • 54
    4.08 mi

    Angel Island State Park

    4.08 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    47 reviews

    My favorite way to get to Angel Island is by kayak. Book a trip with Sea Trek in Sausalito. Or head to Tiburon and take the ferry. Once you're there walk or bike the circumference trail for fantastic views of the bay. If you plan ahead you can reserve a campground.

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  • 55
    2.07 mi

    North Beach

    2.07 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    52 reviews

    If you're looking for a delicious Italian restaurant, this is the place to go! Lovely atmosphere, especially at night.

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  • 56
    2.18 mi

    Redford

    2.18 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    48 reviews

    Amazing place with great food ambiance. It dosn't get crowded on a Friday night which is a change and is a good place to switch up the scene from Jones across the street. Looking forward to coming back again after work.

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  • 57
    2.6 mi

    Westfield San Francisco Centre

    2.6 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    55 reviews

    I feel like this mall is always crowded. Doesn't matter what time of day it is. It's a mall, so it's got the same features as most malls. It's more expensive than other malls and I prefer the movie theater across the street at the Metreon. However, I will say that the mall has a pretty good food court and ...

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  • 58
    3.91 mi

    Sutro Baths

    3.91 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    40 reviews

    I learned just a little while ago that a dear family friend of ours (whom has since passed) was the great-granddaughter of Adolf Sutro, the man who commissioned these baths to be made. My grandfather used to swim in them, and my mother at a tender young age watched as they burned during a short hike in the city one ...

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  • 59
    2.8 mi

    Yerba Buena Gardens

    2.8 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    46 reviews

    These gardens have an amazing playground for young kids. Think squishy matted ground, huge sand box, a stream with stepping stones, and of course slides and climbing structures. Best of all, it's in a large bowl-shaped area so you can sit down pretty much anywhere and keep an eye on your little one. There also is an ice rink and ...

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  • 60
    2.66 mi

    Monarch

    2.66 mi from Palace of Fine Arts
    42 reviews

    Cool laid back space, funky industrial and antique decor, relaxed vibe, reasonable drinks. Bar in front, antique lounge in back, club downstairs with lounge areas and monster sound system, Tamale Tuesdays for hot tamales

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