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Originally a Spanish fort guarding the entrance to S.F. Bay, it was a military prison in 1868 and in 1933 a Federal penitentiary. Alcatraz is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Ferry tickets available by calling 415-981-7625. BOOK IN ADVANCE. Tickets do sell out around holidays and weekends. Ferries leave from Pier 33, The Embarcadero
Angel Island State Park
This island was originally a U.S. Immigration processing center and contains a museum documenting and preserving the history of Pacific Coast immigration. As the largest island in the San Francisco Bay, the island offers visitors hiking, recreational opportunities, and live concerts throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Ferries available from Blue and Gold Fleet, at
Aquarium of the Bay
An aquarium focused on the local marine animals and life that is found in the San Francisco Bay and other nearby water ways.
A T & T (Baseball) Park
Home of the 2014 World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
A San Francisco venue that hosts top musical talent and other events throughout the year be sure to get your tickets early. There is a capacity of up to 7,000 people in this auditorium.
Cable Cars, The Barn and Museum
A moving National Monument, the cable cars were invented in S.F. in 1871 to traverse its steep hills and one time served all S.F. The Barn is the Control Center.
Coit Tower
On the top of Telegraph Hill, it was built as a memorial to S.F. volunteer firemen by Lillian Coit. Spectacular views and beautiful murals commissioned during the 1930's by the PWA
Conservatory of Flowers
Built in 1879, it is one of North America's oldest existing public conservatories dedicated to rare and beautiful tropical plants.
An engaging science museum with hundreds of interactive exhibits
Ferry Building
Built between 1896 and 1903, it survived the Great Fire after the earthquake in 1906. Today a thriving gourmet showcase with markets on Saturday and Tuesdays.
Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39
Formerly a famous wharf for the fishing industry, it is now the home of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions
Ghirardelli Square
Once a chocolate factory and a woollen mill, now a shopping center with elegant shops and restaurants
Golden Gate Bridge
This world famous landmark, built in 1937 and named after the "Golden Gate", the waterway between S.F. and Marin County
Golden Gate Park
One of the largest urban parks in the world, it stretches from the Pacific Ocean to downtown S.F. with an amazing collection of sights, museums, and natural beauty
Japanese Tea Garden
Established in 1894 for the California Midwinter Fair, it has winding paths through manicured trees, shrubs and flowers
Maritime National Historic Park
A fine collection of ship models, photographs and relics with historic ships moored nearby at Hyde Street Pier
Mission Dolores
Built in 1791, it is the oldest building in S.F. with a small museum and a cemetery with graves of prominent early settlers of California
Musée Mécanique Penny Arcade
One of the world’s biggest privately owned assortments of coin-operated arcade machines and musical instruments.
The Palace of Fine Arts
A remnant of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition it is the sole survivor of many grandiose monuments built to show S.F.'s recovery from the 1906 Earthquake
The Presidio
Established in 1776 as an outpost of Spain's New World Empire, this beautiful wooded park has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco City Hall
Built in 1915, this beautiful example of the Beaux Arts style has a Grand Baroque dome modeled on St Peter's Church in Rome
San Francisco Zoo
Housing over 1,000 species of birds and mammals of which 30 are considered endangered, includes a children's petting zoo.
Strybing Arboretum
Well maintained gardens, more naturalistic than formal, with over 7,500 species of plants, trees and shrubs from all over the world
Twin Peaks Observation Point
The highest point of the City with panoramic views of the Bay Area
Walt Disney Family Museum
A truly wonderful interactive tribute to the amazing career of one of America's most innovative film pioneers, located in the Presidio National Park
Yerba Buena Gardens
Landscaped gardens and waterfall in the center of the downtown with a visual and performing arts complex

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