• Do & See

    San Francisco, California

    The guide was updated: 2016-09-26

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Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed to be one of the world’s most beautiful bridges. Its bright orange towers and sweeping main cables glow in the sunshine or are engulfed in the fog that frequents this area. No matter if you drive, walk or bicycle across this engineering marvel, the views are spectacular.
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Aquarium Of The Bay

In addition to the expected displays of sea life, this unusual aquarium invites visitors into the hidden world of life under San Francisco Bay. A moving walkway takes you through two crystal clear tunnels, 300 feet in length, surrounded by 700,000 gallons of filtered Bay water and more than 23,000 aquatic animals.
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Alcatraz

Once a federal prison housing dangerous and notorious criminals, Alcatraz (The Rock) now welcomes tourists into the cellblocks once occupied by the likes of Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelley, and the Birdman of Alcatraz. Self-guided audiocassette tours have dramatic narratives of Alcatraz’s grim history, including realistic sound effects one would hear in prison.
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Legion of Honor

Take a stroll around this lovely setting and admire the impressive building. The Legion of Honor building is a replica of the Palais de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris and was completed in 1924. This is also one of San Francisco’s fine arts museums with lots of sculptures, porcelain and European paintings.
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Asian Art Museum

This is one of the largest museums in the world devoted exclusively to Asian art. It houses a collection spanning 6,000 years of history. Here you can admire sculptures, paintings, ceramics, furniture and textiles. Do not miss the amazing terracotta warriors from China.
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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate is much more than just trees and walking paths - the park houses multiple attractions, such as the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum and even a Japanese Tea Garden. Come with time to spare, and bring your bike along on Sundays, when a large portion of the park is reserved for cycling.
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Twin Peaks

Picturesque panoramic views as well as a rich flora and fauna are some of the things you can expect to find on top of these two adjacent peaks. Bring your camera and take some postcard-worthy photographs.
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Angel Island State Park

Taking a trip to Angle Island is not only great for hiking trails and breathtaking views, but also taking in a bit of local history - the Angel Island Immigration Station is also located here and offers a unique insight into the nation's past.
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The Exploratorium

Kids and adults alike will keep busy for hours going through this science museum's many interactive exhibits. Come with time on your hands, as you will probably want to stay longer than originally planned.
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