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Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco’s Golden Gate welcomes all.
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This is the place to find out about all things San Francisco, and how you can safely experience the best of the city. Our Gate is Open, and we can’t wait to welcome you!
Your Arts & Culture Guide to San Francisco
Brighten your calendar with art, movies, and music in and around the Bay. From the California Academy of Sciences after dark to new productions hitting the stage, here are our top art picks.Explore
Walking Through Women's History In San Francisco
Take a self-guided tour of women's history in San Francisco, through our most famous neighborhoods and past our most beloved icons.Explore
Things to Do
Few cities offer the variety of world-class experiences that are possible in San Francisco. Get inspired and start getting excited about your next visit to the City by the Bay.Learn More
Eat & Drink
You may leave your heart in San Francisco, but you most certainly won’t leave with an empty stomach.Learn More
From music festivals to cultural events, there's always something new and exciting happening in San Francisco.Learn More
Where to Stay
In the City by the Bay, you'll find hip boutique hotels, pet-friendly abodes, and hotel suites big enough for the whole family. There's room for everyone here!Learn More
San Francisco has many iconic sights, but it's worth getting a local perspective. See it as the locals do to help plan your next trip.Learn More
A trip to San Francisco is not complete without experiencing the vibrant and deep-rooted African American community that has helped make this city one of the most popular in the United States.Learn More
Plan Your Trip
From travel information about weather, safety, and navigating public transportation to deals and offers on attractions and hotels, this is the perfect place to start planning your trip to San Francisco.Learn More
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Snag your tickets and save on San Francisco's most popular and awe-inspiring attractions.Learn More
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Explore San Francisco's
San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor and charm. Choose a neighborhood on the map to learn more.
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping in Union Square. Indeed, in a town with abundant citywide shopping, Union Square is the most renowned source of retail therapy.
If there's one part of town that visitors — both first-timers and many-timers — equate with San Francisco, it's Fisherman's Wharf.
SoMa / Yerba Buena
In the 1970s, industry moved out and artists moved in. Now, SoMa has so much to experience, including the country's most beautiful ballpark.
Old Italy, the New Deal, memories of Kerouac and the Beats and echoes of the waterfront Bohemianism meet of-the-moment eateries in North Beach.
Those little cable cars that climb halfway to the stars in Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco’’ are climbing Nob Hill, the historic and iconic neighborhood of San Francisco.
Embarcadero / Financial District
From captains of the high seas to captains of industry, the Embarcadero has often been where people first began their San Francisco journey.
Civic Center / Hayes Valley
This central city district encompasses everything from stately concert halls and museums to animated restaurants and wide-open public plazas just west of Downtown.
Marina / Pacific Heights
The Marina's boutiques and restaurants attract a hip, younger crowd, while the views and stately homes of Pacific Heights take your breath away.
San Francisco’s Japantown is the oldest in the U.S. From its famous Peace Pagoda to a variety of great eats, learn about this vibrant historic neighborhood.
A neighborhood full of music history, fine dining, and upscale shopping, The Fillmore packs more into a few city blocks than you can believe.
A combination of enterprise zone, high tech, arts groups, retail and restaurants, Central Market is witnessing a boom.
With its pagoda-style architecture, ornate lamp posts, exotic menus and other distinctive elements, a stop here can feel more like a trip abroad than a neighborhood stroll.
Bayview is the sunniest neighborhood in San Francisco, home to 35,000 residents, nesting ospreys and some of the most urban, diverse sights and bites in the city.
The Mission District is one of San Francisco’s most of-the-moment neighborhoods, packed with trend-setting boutiques, restaurants, and more.
Castro / Noe Valley
Regardless of your sexual orientation, no trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the world-famous Castro District, one of the country's first gay Neighborhoods.
Start your Summer of Love experience on the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets, where 1960s flower power blossomed.
Golden Gate Park / Sunset
Within Golden Gate Park, you'll find lakes, gardens, museums, golf courses and a herd of bison. The Sunset offers a zoo, views of the Pacific Ocean and tasty eats.
Richmond / Presidio
The southern anchor of the Golden Gate Bridge, the verdant, scenic Presidio, artfully reclaimed Crissy Field, and the Civil War-era Fort Point are just a few of the attractions in the northwest corner of town.
This gem of an island offers a bustling urban winery scene, popular flea markets and photo ops of San Francisco's downtown skyline.