The Ultimate List of Things To Do in San Francisco

You’re planning your first trip to San Francisco and you’re not sure how to spend your time? Check out this ultimate list of things to do in San Francisco. It will help you narrow down your choices.

Take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge

A trip to San Francisco would not be complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge. This popular landmark is iconic to The City by the Bay. You're probably going to drive by it at some point during your trip; But you’ll definitely want to get up close to really take in its beauty. Snap some pictures of yourself with the bridge serving as a backdrop then take a stroll across the bridge.

Explore the Golden Gate Park

As long as you are checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, you might as well take the time to explore the Golden Gate Park. The area consists of picturesque lake and trails. You can visit the museum, stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden or bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy a nice, relaxing picnic.

Eat dim sum

San Francisco is known for its vibrant Chinatown. The streets there are lined with Asian eateries and souvenir shops. If you are in the mood for some authentic Chinese food, head to a dim sum restaurant. Indulge in all the little plates of food with a hot cup of tea.

Ride the trolley

The line to get on the cable car can become dauntingly long but it’s worth the wait. Why? because riding the trolley is fun! and, its actually a convenient mode of transportation. If you plan on getting on and off the trolley throughout the day, you might want to invest in a one-day pass. Visiting San Francisco for a full week? Save with the purchase of a seven-day pass.

Take a ferry to Alcatraz

Visit San Francisco’s historical penitentiary. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the lives of those who once lived there. The ferry ride there is also scenic and incredibly eye-opening.

Spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf

Don’t miss out on the Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of San Francisco. Go shopping, spot some seals and eat fresh seafood while there.

Be ready for a good time

No matter what you ultimately decide to do in San Francisco, be sure to enjoy yourself. Leave your earthquake fears behind. California experiences its fair share of earthquakes but most aren’t strong enough to affect your plans. Nonetheless, you should get Single Trip Travel Insurance. It will protect your vacation investment should an earthquake’s impact interrupt your trip.

Date of publication Nov 12 2014