San Francisco: Top 10 Things to Do (Part 1)

San Francisco is one of the most visited and admired cities in the United States and even the world. The California city is known for its hilly streets and open-minded citizens, but there’s so much more to see than what meets the eye. Here, we present our list of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco. Check out part one of our list below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Ten: Take a Stroll in Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park is unlike any other park in the world. The park is 1017 acres big, and it’s been open since 1866. There’s even a brewery there! Visitors can tap-dance with penguins at the California Academy of Sciences and check out amazingly intricate bonsai forests in the Japanese Tea Garden.

Number Nine: Visit Alcatraz. Alcatraz might be one of the most popular tourist traps in SF, but there’s a reason it’s so popular. Alcatraz was founded in the 19th century and has a history rich in interesting and sometimes terrifying culture. If you want an extra spooky experience, try taking the sunset Alcatraz cell house tour.

Number Eight: Check Out the Mission Murals. The Mission murals in SF are out of this world, and the story behind them is even more outrageous. The murals are a result of a love affair between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the 1930s, and the bold colors are a true representation of the city’s inhabitants.

Number Seven: See the Golden Gate Bridge. You knew it was coming. If you haven’t seen it in person, the Golden Gate Bridge is truly something worth checking out. Whether you drive across it or just drive to a place to see it, it’s a beauty that no other experience can replace. Try and catch it as the afternoon fog rolls in; trust us, there’s a reason there are so many pictures of it.

Number Six: Explore Cali Cuisine. this is a more general thing to do, but while you’re in SF, try making reservations at one of the city’s most adventurous culinary experiences. The city is known for its culinary prowess, and the chefs here are especially open-minded. There are more restaurants per capita in San Francisco than in any other city in the United States. The city is especially focused on local cuisine, so whatever you eat will most likely be ethically sourced as well. Stay tuned for part two of our list of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco, coming soon!