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San Francisco, California has dozens if not hundreds of attractions, how does a visitor choose which ones to visit? Thats what we're here for, by providing information and pictures, hopefully, you'll be able to pick the attractions that most interest you.

The Golden Gate Bridge is obviously a must visit, this stunning suspension bridge is hard to miss if you're anywhere with a view of the San Francisco Bay. Click on the above link for more information including the best places to view and park. Or pick on one of the Golden Gate Bridge Pictures Page links: 1, 2, 3.

How does one visit Chinatown anyway? Its just a bunch of random streets with no central area to head for! -- Well, thats sorta the point, you never know what you might stumble upon in Chinatown. It might be a great dim sum place, or a barrel full of live crabs spilled onto the sidewalk by a vendor. One thing for the tourists to keep in mind, Chinatown is cheaper than the other major tourist areas, get your San Francisco items there! Click on the link for more information and pictures.

I've heard Fisherman's wharf is a tourist trap, why should I go there? For one, your kids will love the stinky sea lions that hang out at Pier 39. Its a great place to get a fast, relatively cheap sourdough bowl of clam chowder for lunch or see a zany street personality. Also, going on a bay cruise is a great way to see the city, Alcatraz, and the golden gate bridge. Click on the link for much more info and pictures.

Union Square is a shopper's heaven. Its also a central place to stay. Visit all of the fancy shops and restaurants or see a show. It is also the prime spot to catch a cable car and people watch.

The Cable Cars are one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. Riding one can save you from walking up and down many a steep San Francisco hill.

Alcatraz, take a tour the former prison and learn the history of the island. You'll need to take a ferry to get there.

Golden Gate Park is home to several museums and other attractions.

Coit Tower, the 210 foot tall tower atop Telegraph hill. Also interesting, the gardens of Telegraph hill are home to a group of wild parrots.


The following are minor attractions but you may still find them interesting:

The Barbary Coast Trail, a walking tour of San Francisco.

The Ferry Building, a gourmet food market.

Lombard Street, that crooked street you see on TV.

Ocean Beach, a beach on the west side of town facing the Pacific.

San Francisco Zoo, where you can go to see animals.

Transamerica Pyramid, that great big pyramid looking building.