Ferry Building : The 1898 Ferry Building has been renovated and reimagined as the foodie mecca of San Francisco. The Tuesday and Saturday farmers market is not to be missed.
Alcatraz : Spend the day in prison…at the historically famous former maximum security penitentiary in the middle of the bay. Audio tours bring to life the the cells that Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud called home.
Exploratorium : Kids and adults alike love to explore the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s innovative and interactice science museum. The exhibits here are meant to be touched, heard, and felt!
The Presidio : The original 1776 El Presidio del San Francisco is now a dormant military installation and national park. Tour the historic buidlines that formerly housed a military hospital, barracks, and fort — all amid a peaceful and verdant setting.
Golden Gate Bridge : Nothing beats the view from one of the most famous — and fascinating — bridges in the country. Pick a fogless days for a stroll or bike ride across 1.7-mile span.
de Young Museum : The revamped de Young has become the showpiece of Golden Gate Park. A mixed collection of media and regions is highlighted by the 360° view from the museum’s tower.
Point Reyes National Seashore : Point Reyes provides acres of hiking, biking, and bird-watching at the tip of the Marin coast. Brave the 300 steps to check out the 1870 lighthouse with its orignal Fresnel lens.
USS Hornet : This retired military aircraft carrier housed in Alameda now plays host to swing dancers, military historians and afficiandos, and even, gulp, ghosts!