The following lists provide an overview of San Francisco attractions and destinations close to this property.
Arts & Culture
Asian Art Museum
It's one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Here you can travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
Beach Blanket Babylon
The longest running musical revue in theatre history is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. With sold-out performances since 1974.
De Young Museum
See this landmark facility's priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
This state-of-the-art symphony space has a seating capacity of more than 2,700 and is the place to see the San Francisco Symphony, concerts and more.
Palace of the Legion of Honor
The Legion of Honor, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The first museum on the West Coast devoted entirely to art of the 20th Century. It's the place to see works by Warhol, Matisse, Pollack and more. Currently closed for construction.
War Memorial Opera House
This Beaux Arts structure was completed in 1932 and seats more than 3,100. It's the place to see the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera.
Points of Interest
Alcatraz offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and more. The island is located 1.5 miles off the San Francisco Coast and is in San Francisco Bay. Accessible by ferry, it's now run by the National Park Service.
California Academy of Science
It's the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a four-story rainforest all under one roof. Visit this stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.
San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America.
This 210-foot Art Deco tower was built in 1921 and sits atop Telegraph Hill. Inside you'll see 26 murals painted by various artists, including Diego Rivera.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
This venue has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas.
Explore the area from Ghirardelli Square to Pier 35, also known as Fisherman's Wharf. This northern waterfront is home to lots of festivals and events.
Located in the Northern Marina District, this venue served as a US Army Post for more than 100 years. Today it's part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Frank Lloyd Wright's V.C. Morris Gift Shop
This spectacular venue was the prototype for the circular ramp at New York's Guggenheim Museum. Now it's home to the Xanadu Gallery.
Golden Gate Park
This park is 1,017 acres of beauty and is the third most visited park in the US, with Spreckles Lake, the Japanese Tea Garden, windmills, and more.
This colorful neighborhood was once home to the Summer of Love. Today it's still one of the most bohemian areas in all of San Francisco.
This is the largest convention and exhibition center in San Francisco, with three halls and more than 900,000 square feet of space.
Napa Valley Wine Country
Napa Valley has more than 300 wineries and is a great to place learn about the art of winemaking, enjoy tastings, and more.
This neighborhood was once the home of the beatnik subculture. Today it's just a great place to visit and sample wonderful Italian cuisine.
For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. Explore centuries of architecture. Walk through an historic airfield, and then along the beach to admire spectacular vistas.
San Francisco Zoo
Opened in 1929, this is one of the oldest zoos in California, with more than 900 animals on display. See an African Savannah, Gorilla Preserve and more.
This lovely one-block plaza and nearby area have one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, shops, art galleries and salons in the western United States.
One of the most exclusive shopping areas in the entire U.S., it's home to high-end shops, boutiques and excellent restaurants.
Westfield San Francisco Centre
Shoppers will stroll under the landmark dome, the first choice for premier shopping in the heart of the city, as they explore more than 170 boutiques, including designer brands.
Sports & Entertainment
With its breathtaking views and classic design, this open-air baseball park was chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year. It's the place to see the Giants play ball.
Sony Metreon Entertainment and Theaters
Covering 350,000 square feet on four levels, Metreon houses 15 movie theatres, an IMAX theatre, three interactive attractions, nine restaurants, and world-class shopping.
- Cable Cars
- Ferry Building Marketplace
- Harding Park Golf Course
- San Francisco State University
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of San Francisco
- University of the Pacific Dental School