Best activities in San Francisco

Check out the top activities in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Golden Gate Park
1. Golden Gate Park
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232 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
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Nadya
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice since cars are not allowed inside the park. With th…
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’…
Sharon
Golden Gate Park covers a huge area with a variety of things to do for a day! Check out the De Young Museum an…
1. Golden Gate Park
1. Golden Gate Park
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232 local reviews
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
+1 415-831-2700
Nadya
Nadya
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice since cars are not allowed inside the park. With the streets blocked off to traff…
Mary
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover …
Sharon
Sharon
Golden Gate Park covers a huge area with a variety of things to do for a day! Check out the De Young Museum and Steinheart Aquarium. On Thur…
2. Presidio
2. Presidio
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65 local reviews
Presidio, San Francisco
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Dillon
The Presidio is where San Francisco began. This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was home to native peopl…
Nadya
The Presidio is where San Francisco began. This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was home to native people…
Robert
National Trust right next door, easy walk or bike ride from our front door. Amazing trails in woods and along…
2. Presidio
2. Presidio
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65 local reviews
Presidio, San Francisco
Dillon
Dillon
The Presidio is where San Francisco began. This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was home to native peoples for thousands of years. In …
Nadya
Nadya
The Presidio is where San Francisco began. This inspiring setting at the Golden Gate was home to native peoples for thousands of years. In 1…
Robert
Robert
National Trust right next door, easy walk or bike ride from our front door. Amazing trails in woods and along shoreline. Many, many activi…
3. Mission Dolores Park
3. Mission Dolores Park
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197 local reviews
566 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 415-554-9521
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Jesse
Take a blanket and settle in to people watch in San Francisco's most popular Sunday hangout. Dogs, vendors, an…
Erika
Dolores Park is the warmest, sunniest park in the city, with tennis courts, a brand new playground, picnic are…
Leila
Mission Dolores Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco with a local Mission District feeling. …
3. Mission Dolores Park
3. Mission Dolores Park
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197 local reviews
566 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 415-554-9521
Jesse
Jesse
Take a blanket and settle in to people watch in San Francisco's most popular Sunday hangout. Dogs, vendors, and activities will keep you ent…
Erika
Erika
Dolores Park is the warmest, sunniest park in the city, with tennis courts, a brand new playground, picnic areas, sunbathing great views,out…
Leila
Leila
Mission Dolores Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco with a local Mission District feeling. There are so many things to do…
4. California Academy of Sciences
4. California Academy of Sciences
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168 local reviews
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 415-379-8000
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Alexandria
Great rainy day activity
Raphael
The most visited museum in San Francisco is the California Academy of Sciences. There are several fun activiti…
Patrick
Architecture, wonderful exhibits, natural history, planetarium, coral reef, people watching
4. California Academy of Sciences
4. California Academy of Sciences
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168 local reviews
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 415-379-8000
Alexandria
Alexandria
Great rainy day activity
Raphael
Raphael
The most visited museum in San Francisco is the California Academy of Sciences. There are several fun activities for both kids and adults. W…
Patrick
Patrick
Architecture, wonderful exhibits, natural history, planetarium, coral reef, people watching
5. Exploratorium
5. Exploratorium
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68 local reviews
Pier 15 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 415-528-4444
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Paula
Great for kids of all ages, the Exploratorium relocated from the Palace of Fine Arts. Tons of science activi…
Marsha
Scientific and natural activities for adults and children. Near Pier 39.
Kenji
This is not your average science museum, but an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception wit…
5. Exploratorium
5. Exploratorium
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68 local reviews
Pier 15 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 415-528-4444
Paula
Paula
Great for kids of all ages, the Exploratorium relocated from the Palace of Fine Arts. Tons of science activities. You can also walk along…
Marsha
Marsha
Scientific and natural activities for adults and children. Near Pier 39.
Kenji
Kenji
This is not your average science museum, but an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception with many interactive activities…
6. de Young Museum
6. de Young Museum
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172 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
David
Fantastic, newly-remodeled art museum by Herzog & de Meuron. Friday nights the museum is open for more intima…
D
I love this place. It is right across from the Academy of Sciences so sometimes I do both at a shot. Great exh…
Patrick
Beautiful architecture, museum store, permanent collection, special exhibitions
6. de Young Museum
6. de Young Museum
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172 local reviews
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 415-750-3600
David
David
Fantastic, newly-remodeled art museum by Herzog & de Meuron. Friday nights the museum is open for more intimate visits with drinks and musi…
D
D
I love this place. It is right across from the Academy of Sciences so sometimes I do both at a shot. Great exhibitions. They follow the muse…
Patrick
Patrick
Beautiful architecture, museum store, permanent collection, special exhibitions