Here are the top 16 tourist attractions to see in San Francisco:

1. Golden Gate Bridge

4.5 /5

7 kms
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

One of San Francisco's most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the 'seven wonders of the modern world'.

2. Alcatraz Island

4.3 /5

6 kms
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Alcatraz Island is another one of San Francisco's most famous landmarks. The island served as a federal prison for the worst of criminals in the country around the 1930s to 1960s and today is a major tourist attraction.

3. Fisherman's Wharf

4.2 /5

4 kms
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

Fisherman's Wharf is a famous neighbourhood in San Francisco and is an extremely busy tourist destination with several attractions.

4. Golden Gate Park

3.8 /5

6 kms
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Golden Gate Park is a mammoth urban park in the city, sprawling over an area of more than 1000 acres. It is a park of superb beauty and a plethora of tourist attractions.

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5. Cable Car System

3.8 /5

2 kms
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The San Francisco Cable Car System is a historic mode of transport which was established in the 19th century. Today, it serves as a major tourist attraction and a majority of it's users are tourists.

6. Walt Disney Family Museum

3.7 /5

5 kms
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

An interactive museum telling the life story of one of the world's most famous icons, Walt Disney.

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7. Union Square

3.7 /5

2 kms
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

Union Square is a popular public square in San Francisco, home to several international brands and boutiques and many favourite bars, restaurants and hotels.

8. Twin Peaks

3.6 /5

4 kms
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Twin Peaks are a famous pair of mountains, named Eureka and Noe, that offer some fantastic views of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay.

9. Exploratorium

3.6 /5

3 kms
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Exploratorium is an interactive and engaging science museum which offers you some of the most fun and unique experiences you will ever have!

10. Palace of Fine Arts

3.5 /5

4 kms
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts is a historic building which was constructed during the 1915 Panama-Pacific exhibition of various arts and is one of the few buildings from the exhibition that survive today.

11. California Academy of Sciences

3.5 /5

4 kms
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

It is among the largest natural history museums in the world and also among the most important with regard to research and education.

12. Cable Car Museum

3.4 /5

2 kms
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The museum is an interesting display on the historic cable car system of San Francisco.

13. Legion of Honor

3.4 /5

7 kms
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Legion of Honor is a replica of the stunning French Pavilion from the 1915 Panama - Pacific exposition. It is a part of the Fine Arts of Museum of San Francisco.

14. Chinatown

3.3 /5

2 kms
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

Located on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, this Chinatown is actually the oldest and the largest Chinatown outside Asia.

15. Lombard Street

3.3 /5

3 kms
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Lombard Street is an intriguing street beginning at the Presidio Boulevard. It's known for it's section on Russian Hill, with 8 sharp hair pin turns!

16. Asian Art Museum

3.2 /5

1 kms
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the largest collection of Asian artworks in the Western hemisphere.

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