Best things to do in San Francisco
Essential city info, articles & travel tips from our local hosts
San Francisco, the pocket-sized Californian city that packs one hell of a punch, has been shaped and reshaped by social revolutions. Over the centuries, prospectors in search of precious metals, Beat Generation hippies, and Silicon Valley innovators have left their mark on this seven-by-seven mile peninsula in profound ways. Draped across rolling hills and accessible via one of the world’s greatest Art Deco masterpieces, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one great-looking city with attractions that are anything but ordinary and an impressive list of things to do. Century-old saloons and speakeasies harken back to the California Gold Rush days of yore; brightly-colored Victorian houses stand proudly against a backdrop of the downtown district’s steel-and-glass skyscrapers; each quaint neighborhood has its own distinct identity. With the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma an hour away only adding to the list of places to visit, finding things to do in SF is easy – what’s hard is choosing among them.