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Who cares about a little fog (okay, a lot of fog) when there’s so much to do in San Francisco? By day, explore Fisherman’s Wharf and the Aquarium of the Bay, ride a cable car, and stroll around the Presidio; by night, have a fabulous dinner (at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a tiny place in Chinatown), then hit some of the best clubs on the West Coast.

All things to do » Things to do

Marin Headlands
Marin Headlands
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks
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Marrakech Magic Theater
Marrakech Magic Theater
Owner description: An uproarious one-of-a-kind close-up show in an intimate, historic setting. Featuring the comedy and classical magic of San Francisco Magician Peter Morrison. Have an experience... more Owner description: An uproarious one-of-a-kind close-up show in an intimate, historic setting. Featuring the comedy and classical magic of San Francisco Magician Peter Morrison. Have an experience to last a lifetime. At The Marrakech Magic Theater, cherished memories are made during Peter Morrison's unique comedy and magic experience. The evening begins one hour before the show in the Sultan's Oasis lounge where guests can enjoy s little pre-show entertainment and meet and greet with Magician and host Peter Morrison. Drinks and appetizers are available for purchase as well during this hour before the main show. Your evening ends in the Magic Theater with Peter's unforgettable 75 minute performance in the Main Showroom. Have a stress-free night, full of laughter and sensational entertainment! The Main Showroom is an intimate close-up theater, perfect for high spirits and Peter's extraordinary performances. You'll witness intriguing feats of mentalism, sleight of hand miracles, and throughout, his clean comedy will keep you laughing! Have a remarkable evening-see a show so fantastic that you'll almost forget that you're still in San Francisco! less
Attraction type: Performances
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Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Stretching 4,200 feet and towering as high as a 65-story building, this well-known bridge is the gateway to San Francisco.
Attraction type: Bridges
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Alcatraz
Alcatraz
Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Islands; Lighthouses; Natural History Museums; National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
Offers hiking and biking along its shores, paddling and sailing on top of its surface, and bird-watching and exploring among its wetlands.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water

All places to eat » Places to eat

Kokkari Estiatorio
Kokkari Estiatorio
Ranked #1 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price: USD 25 - 80
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Business, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Hollywood Cafe
Hollywood Cafe
Ranked #2 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: American, Café
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot
Cavalli Cafe
Cavalli Cafe
Ranked #3 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Italian, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Bourbon and Branch
Bourbon and Branch
Ranked #4 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price: USD 25 - 100
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood
Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood
Ranked #5 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price: USD 20 - 25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Inn at the Presidio
Inn at the Presidio
USD 21 - 376
Ranked #2 of 69 San Francisco B&B and Inns
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Suites at Fisherman's Wharf
Suites at Fisherman's Wharf
USD 12 - 374
Ranked #4 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco
3.5 of 5
Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco
USD 50 - 488
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Omni San Francisco Hotel
4.5 of 5
Omni San Francisco Hotel
USD 207 - 781
Ranked #2 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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The Orchard Hotel
3.5 of 5
The Orchard Hotel
USD 191 - 496
Ranked #6 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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White Swan Inn
3.5 of 5
White Swan Inn
USD 199 - 376
Ranked #9 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
5.0 of 5
Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
USD 545 - 1,530
Ranked #5 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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Argonaut Hotel
4.0 of 5
Argonaut Hotel
USD 242 - 610
Ranked #7 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
5.0 of 5
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
USD 424 - 903
Ranked #8 of 236 Hotels in San Francisco
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