discover for themselves how the world works. The popular Exploratorium is located a close walk from Fisherman’s
Wharf. Need a gift for your son or daughter, nephew or niece?
Don’t forget to check out the gift shop to find an assortment of
interesting and innovative toys and shiny things to take back
home with you.
Waterfront between Van Ness Avenue and Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
This popular tourist attraction is a great place to stroll the waterfront, listen to music, and sample some of the famous seafood, such as clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl
or fresh Dungeness crab. The area also offers the Aquarium of
the Bay, Ghirardelli Square, and Pier 39—complete with a sea
lion colony. Just don’t forget to come back to the convention
center for the rest of the meeting!
Golden Gate Bridge
Highway 101 (near Fort Point in the Presidio of San Francisco National Park)
San Francisco, CA 94129
The Golden Gate Bridge, perhaps one of the most recognizable suspension bridges in the world, is open to bicyclists and
pedestrians year-round. Upon completing the walk across the
bridge, those looking for a longer walk can continue north
into Golden Gate National Recreation Area or to the small,
picturesque town of Sausalito, a popular tourist destination
for those who would like to enjoy a relaxing day near the bay.
Golden Gate Park
Between Fulton Street and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94133
San Francisco’s version of Central Park, Golden Gate is located in the heart of the city and contains more than 1,000 acres.
In addition to providing a pleasant sanctuary free from the
noise and crowds of the city, it also houses numerous other
attractions including: the de Young Museum, Japanese Tea
Gardens, Academy of Sciences, and Conservatory of Flowers. With its close proximity to Haight-Ashbury, it can also
provide an ideal location for resting your feet after walking
around in Upper Haight.
Lombard’s Crooked Street
Lombard Street between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets
San Francisco, CA 94109
Lombard’s crooked layout perfectly exemplifies some of the
city’s extreme topography. This stretch of street is so steep
it had to be constructed with a series of dramatic curves to
make it viable for walking and driving. This design has led to
it being commonly (although incorrectly) referred to as the
crookedest street in the world.
Geary and Stockton Streets
San Francisco, CA 94102
Union Square is San Francisco’s premier shopping district,
and it is popular with locals and tourists alike. The area also
contains several theaters, where you can watch shows such as
Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in
the country. Union Square is also a great place to catch San
Francisco’s iconic cable cars; two different trolley lines serve
Haight Street (between the Golden Gate Park and
San Francisco, CA 94117
The Haight-Ashbury area gained a reputation as being a hippie enclave during the late 1960’s, and although the hippies
have largely disappeared, the area has retained much of its
counter-culture ethos. Those who want to experience the
unique difference between San Francisco and other U.S. cities
would be well-advised to visit Haight Street for some people
watching or to enjoy some shopping.