We already brought you part one of our list of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco, and now we’re back with part two! Check out five more fascinating destinations that you absolutely must check out the next time you’re in the city. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Five: See a Show at the Civic Center. San Francisco’s Civic Center is one of the premiere places in the world to see high quality talent perform. Check out the San Francisco Symphony, which has won multiple Grammy Awards, or the San Francisco Ballet, which is the oldest ballet company in the United States, or even the San Francisco Opera for the full-on authentic experience.
Number Four: Visit the Castro. The Castro district in SF is one of the most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods in the world. Visit Harvey Milk’s former home, and have a drink in Twin Peaks Tavern, which has been in business for more than 80 years. You can also visit SF’s GLBT History Museum, and if you’re there in June, you absolutely must check out (if not take part in) one of the many Pride celebrations.
Number Three: Ride a Cable Car. San Francisco’s cable cars might not be the most technologically advanced form of public transportation, but there’s no replacement for their historic appeal. The brakes are still operated by hand, and the mechanism is nearly the same as it was in the late 19th century, so you will really get a piece of the city’s history by riding it.
Number Two: Take a Hike. San Francisco offers a host of amazing hikes that lead to views that can only be described as indescribable. Check out George Sterling Park or Ina Coolbrith Park for some of the coolest places to relax once you finish your arduous clime. Keep a lookout for wild parrots, too!
Number One: Barhop on the Barbary Coast. Finally, the cherry on top of your stay in SF should be a night out on the town! Barhop along San Francisco’s Barbary Coast to try inventive and old-school cocktails made by mixologists who take their bartending more seriously than most people take their day jobs. We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco!