Activities in San Francisco
$ — Entrance fee required
Alcatraz Island $
Pier 33 on The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
Accessed by ferry boat, Alcatraz Island offers visitors a chance
to explore the famous penitentiary and Civil War–era buildings, as well as the opportunity to see some of the Island’s
wildlife and natural beauty. Multiple tour options exist,
including night tours and options to stop at nearby Angel
Island. Be aware that the tours vary in price and availability,
depending on the time of year, so The National Park Service
recommends that you visit the Web site beforehand.
AT&T Park $
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
This stadium, completed in 2000, is home to the San Francisco Giants. It’s located on the San Francisco Bay’s McCovey
Cove, named after Hall of Famer and former Giant Willie McCovey. With its traditional-style brick outfield wall and clear
views of the bay behind it, the park manages to be aesthetically pleasing while still offering modern amenities like free
Wi-Fi throughout the park, a social media cafe, and numerous
Presidio of San Francisco
Gibson Road (South Parking Lot)
San Francisco, CA 94129
Located in the western section of the historic Presidio of San
Francisco National Park, Baker Beach comprises a mile-long
stretch of sand with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Although the large waves and strong undertow make it unsafe
for swimming, the beach offers picnicking areas, hiking trails,
and the Battery Chamberlin Museum and its artillery demonstrations. On nice days expect crowds, along with the occasional nude sunbather at the far ends of the beach.
Grant Avenue between Broadway and Bush Streets
San Francisco, CA 94108
San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest of its kind in the
United States and is said to be the largest Chinese community
outside of Asia. Located in the heart of the city and 24 square
blocks in size, this is a great place to experience excellent
examples of Chinese cuisine and to shop for everything from
guardian lion statuettes to Botan Rice Candy wrapped in edible paper.
Coit Tower $
1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94133
Coit Tower, also sometimes referred to as Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, was built on Telegraph Hill in 1933. This art deco
tower not only offers amazing views of the city, but also features an impressive collection of murals depicting the type of
pro-labor themes popular among some artists of the period.
You can take the stairs for free or pay to ride the elevator to
the top. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the wild
parrots of Telegraph Hillw that live in the neighborhood.
de Young / Legion of Honor Museum ww $
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94218
The de Young / Legion of Honor Museum houses a collection
featuring well-known artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt, El
Greco, Rubens, Degas, Renoir, and Monet. It currently features a special exhibit, Monet: The Early Years, that will run
until May 29, 2017. The museum’s location affords impressive
views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Several
famous statues are also located on the grounds, including Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and Anna Hyatt Huntington’s El Cid.
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Inquiry-based learning is at the core of the Exploratorium.
Visitors are invited to ask questions, question answers, and