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    Golden Gate Bridge

    4.5
    849 reviews

    Why I love the Golden Gate Bridge: 1) One of the greatest suspension bridge ever! 2) Get to walk on it 3) Run on it 4) Great view of the bay 5) People watch I can go on and on the with list of things why Golden Gate Bridge is so awesome! Love. Love. Love

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    Golden Gate Park

    4.5
    362 reviews

    We are all dust in the wind at Outside Lands, specially when going through McLaren Pass.

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  • 3

    AT&T Park

    4.5
    209 reviews

    ATT Park is the best park in Major League Baseball. The consession stands are mini five star restaurants. The view will distract you from the game (like that's a bad thing).

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    Alcatraz Island

    4.5
    389 reviews

    This is very well worth a visit. It is a 10 min boat ride from Pier 33 to the Island. From there starts a free tour up to the Entrance of the Prison. The best part is the Audio tour. This really takes you back to the live out there about 60 years ago - amazing. Besides all of that ...

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    Dolores Park

    4.5
    142 reviews

    One of the coolest places to hang in SF on a sunny day. Great views from the top of the hill. Good place to picnic or throw the frisbee. Also got a great playground for the kids. If you are lucky enough to show up when some sort of celebration/demonstration is going on here (as happens a lot) you are ...

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    Ocean Beach

    4
    97 reviews

    Ocean Beach just South of the Cliff House and is where I have emerged from Golden Gate Park after a few historic runs of the Bay to Breakers. You have to cross the Great Highway first and often deal with the fog. The beach is popular with surfers, dog walkers, and regular folks (like me) on a stroll. The water ...

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    Sutro Baths

    4.5
    39 reviews

    Lovely views, interesting history and just a fun place to explore. Head through the cave for stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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    Angel Island State Park

    4.5
    47 reviews

    A beautiful little island just off the coast of Tiburon in Marin County. The ferry from San Francisco takes 30 mins to an hour. A great place for a day trip, you can also apply for camping spots. Know though that these are hard to come by!

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  • 9

    Lands End Trail

    4.5
    68 reviews

    Lovely trail on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge

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  • 10

    Baker Beach

    4.5
    82 reviews

    The hiking en route to the beach is almost as good as the beach. Almost. Baker Beach is a great spot to draw in the sand, listen to the Pacific, and bask under the glow of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fantastic view and excellent swimming

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  • 11

    Crissy Field

    4.5
    62 reviews

    Best view of the bridge. Bring a picnic basket filled with goodies, a frisbee and a blanket, and enjoy a full afternoon here!

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  • 12

    Palace of Fine Arts

    4.5
    147 reviews

    Just cool to see. Tour busses will drop you off and it's worth getting off and looking around. Not near much else, so it makes a better stopover than destination.

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  • 13

    Fort Funston

    4.5
    26 reviews

    Splendid white-sand beach perfect for dogs and long walks. So serene you don't even realize you're in a city!

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  • 14

    Pier 39

    4
    238 reviews

    Pier 39 is a bit touristy, but for good reason. There are many things to do here, including shopping, sight-seeing, and good food. But my favorite part is getting to see the sea lions. Love it!

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    Coit Tower

    4
    122 reviews

    Coit Tower is a great place to see the views of the city and the bay from up high. The area around Coit Tower is very beautiful - pristinely landscaped with great vegetation.

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  • 16

    Aquatic Park

    4.5
    22 reviews

    One of the best places to swim when you need to practice for a triathlon. The water is frigid and even with a wetsuit, it's an absolute eye-opening experience. No caffeine required.

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  • 17

    Fisherman's Wharf

    4
    410 reviews

    Fisherman's Wharf is a great place to experience. You can find tons of yummy food here, and it's pretty day or night. Lots to do.

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  • 18

    Bay Bridge

    4.5
    29 reviews

    Best time to see it is at night, the lights are amazing.

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  • 19

    Union Square

    4
    214 reviews

    Centrally located downtown, Union Square (probably) serves as the city's shopping center. In the winter, there's ice skating, hot chocolate, and a great big Christmas tree. In the summer it's the busiest intersection near the Powell St. Cable car. Very tooouuuurrrriiisty.

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  • 20

    Japanese Tea Garden

    4.5
    121 reviews

    Fun to walk around. Like most things in the Golden Gate Park, it's pricey considering that it's just another place to walk around, but it is, in fact, a fun, pretty place to walk around. Picnics are forbidden though.

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