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San Francisco Attractions

Fisherman's Wharf The ultimate tourist's dream - a myriad of souvenir shops, restaurants, and sea lions all in one centralized area. Visit Pier 39, the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square for all your shopping indulgences. Street entertainers will amuse you amidst the spectacular backdrop of San Francisco Bay.

Cable Cars Ride the legendary cable cars for breathtaking views and a first-hand experience of the streets of San Francisco. Purchase one-way tickets at the cable car terminals, police/information booths or on board the car itself. For unlimited all-day access, invest in an $11 Muni pass good for rides on the cable car lines, buses, and streetcars.

Alcatraz Island Over 14 million people have visited Alcatraz for a glimpse of life in the prison known as "the Rock." Take a ten-minute boat ride to the infamous maximum-security prison where criminals such Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud were kept isolated from the public.

Golden Gate Bridge A San Francisco icon and a sightseer's must see. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful and most photographed bridges. There's only one way to experience it - put on some comfortable shoes and take the hour roundtrip walk across!

Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco. At 1017 acres, it is in the shape of a long rectangle, similar in shape but 174 acres larger than New York's Central Park. A narrow strip, known as The Panhandle, extends from the eastern end of the park. The park was planned in the 1860s and built in the 1870s on land that was thought to be uninhabitable. The park contains several San Francisco landmarks, including the De Young Museum and the Conservatory of Flowers.

Chinatown Enter the world of the Far East while staying in San Francisco. Just steps away from Union Square you can meander through a bustling neighborhood filled with Chinese temples, exotic herb shops, Asian restaurants, fish markets, bookstores, produce markets, and bakeries. Buy fortune cookies or have your palm read along the way!

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA opened in 1935 as the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art. Open daily (except Wednesdays) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Shop for posters, books, and apparel in the Museum Store and support the exhibitions and programs the museum offers.

Union Square In the epicenter of downtown San Francisco, you will find a 2.6 acre manicured park serving as a haven for both people-watching and world class shopping. Enjoy the finest names in fashion, dining, and theatre, or enjoy a cup of coffee and simply watch the world go by.

Ferry Building Not only is the Ferry Building the gateway to San Francisco's Financial District, it is also a jumping off point to many local destinations - many within walking distance, others accessed by the famous cable cars that run through the streets of San Francisco. With the recent renovation of the Ferry Building and the Ferry Building Marketplace, there's a lot to do at this dynamic locale. The new Marketplace has shopping, dining, a year-round farmer's market (Sat., Sun., Tues., and Thurs.), plus free tours of the Ferry Building on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays at noon.

Pier 39 Among the City's most visited attractions, Pier 39's entertainment options include V - the Ultimate Variety Show; Turbo Ride; Blue & Gold Fleet Bay cruises; Alcatraz Island Tours; Riptide Arcade; and Studio 39.

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