24 Things to Do in San Francisco

24 Places to Explore in San Francisco –

San Francisco is one of the most visited places in California and is on many people’s bucket list to visit from around the world. The Bay Area city is a fantastic place to explore and even though I have been a dozen times already I still get excited to go back. Here are 24 of my favorite spots to visit in the city. Let me know what you want me to cover next in the comments.

Spots from this video:
1. Golden Gate Bridge
2. Alcatraz
3. Ferry Building
4. Rincon Park
5. Coit Tower
6. Cable Cars
7. Chinatown
8. Lombard Street
9. Fisherman’s Wharf
10. Maritime National Historic Park
11. Ghirardelli Square
12. Palace of Fine Arts
13. Wave Organ
14. Presidio
15. Painted Ladies
16. Twin Peaks
17. Golden Gate Park
18. California Academy of Sciences
19. Lands End
20. Sutro Baths
21. Marshall’s Beach
22. Fort Point
23. Point Bonita Lighthouse
24. Muir Woods

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Comments

22244crash says:

Don’t forget to experience the lovely bart, you will surly find something going on there. I think the Powell stop gets the most action.

NorCalCorsello says:

At first I was ready to condemn this video for only showcasing extremely touristy spots, but as it went on, I began to appreciate the selections more- Musee Mechanique, Maritime Museum, Presidio, Land’s End, Golden Gate Park (the Acadmeny of Science)… Muir Woods. Though all these spots attract tourists, they were showcased well. What I really appreciate about this video was that it wasn’t just a bunch of stock footage, it appeared to actually be original content… all that considered: well done! (Thank you for not putting Pier 39 on the list.)

Purple Demon says:

Just wanted to let you know, the Red Wood Forest/Park isn’t that far from San Francisco. In fact if you visit the city after the forest, the route takes you straight to the Golden Gate Bridge.

All in all I loved to watch this vid. I used to live in CA for 9 years, and each year I visited the city more than once. Though I’ve only been to the east coast the times, the only city that will be number one for me is San fransisco. Thanks for the great vid.

johnbu1981 says:

I plan on visiting in a few weeks…what is the best liberal repellant?

Zinab Moussa says:

I went to all of these places when I was little and still right now. Also going to visit the redwood forest in a camping trip with my grade

Tyree T says:

Going in December can’t wait!

Patrick Robinson says:

#25 – Observe Liberal Insanity
#26 – Witness Democrat Hypocrisy
#27 – Be Taxed to Death by Democrats
#28 – Experience racism from black Democrats
#29 – Experience sexism from female Democrats
#30 – Get Robbed by an illegal Immigrant (Thanks to Democrat Open Border Policies)
#31 – Get Murdered by an illegal Immigrant (Thanks to Democrat Open Border Policies)
#30 – See Gender Confused Men in a Woman’s Bathroom. (Note – Keep a close eye on your children. These guys are Sexual Deviants. Thanks Democrats – as usual, you’ve ruined everything.)

greeneyedgirl Arteno says:

#neverndwsom

richard none says:

wow san fran shithole who would go there now

Neryssa111 says:

Where is the best place to park your car if you are from out of town? I know along the tourist area it’s like $30 to $55 for parking. I want to explore the Golden Gate Park, but I don’t want to pay $55.

shaylen sanders says:

I’ve been to SF many times. I still haven’t done all the things though!

Cindy C says:

I’ve lived in the Bay Area my whole life and haven’t done most of this stuff lol. I’m such a good tourist in other cities, just not at home.

Jonny Os says:

I have lived in this city for almost 18 years I never hear about Point Bonita lighthouse. Thank for the video. I will check it out one of these days

SSR 14 says:

Don’t forget the number 25 thing to do in SF: Avoiding the homeless.

Queen of Adventure says:

You always have great suggestions Josh! Thanks!

Shakester71 says:

Born and raised here in SF so here is my local tip. Use one of the many bike shares that this city has to offer. You can start at the Ferry Building with some lunch. Afterwards, you have a 5 minute bike ride to Pier 39. From Pier 39, you can walk around the rest of Fisherman’s wharf then walk to Ghiradelli Square. From Pier 39 to Ghiradelli is about 5 blocks so its a very short walk. From Ghiradelli, grab a bike again and ride down to and along the Marina all the way to the Palace of Fine Arts, which is probably about a 15 minute bike ride. Take a walk around there then get back on the bikes and take another 10 minute ride along Crissy Fields and end up at Fort Pointe to take in the views of the Golden Gate Bridge from below. With a snack in between and just wandering those parts of the city, this could take up an entire day. Take a short ride back to Chestnut Street to grab some dinner at the many restaurants and drinks at the many bars and its a day.

On another day, Golden Gate Park and the Painted Ladies (Alamo Square) are very close to each other as well. Its not quite walking distance (12 long blocks) but a bike would come in handy here as well. If you go to Golden Gate Park on the weekends, the main parts are closed off to cars so it makes biking much easier. Hit the Conservatory of Flowers then the Academy of Sciences. If its getting close to dinner time, take the short walk over to 9th and Irving Street. Park Chow is my favorite in that area and Pacific Catch is on the same block.

Will Wigginton says:

Cleaning needles off the sidewalk would be nice.

stitch16261 says:

IMHO Full House is a little better than Fuller House…LOL

mentuemhet says:

can i go up Salesforce building? the now tallest building in San Francisco.

Christopher Hodshire says:

The number one thing to do. Get out of SF alive!!!. Sorry Michigan’s Mackinaw Bridge is far bigger, more beautiful and better. In fact biggest in the USA although California people thinks they have the largest.

San Francisco city has the fastest shrinking population in America too and homelessness is a major issue. Watch where you walk because they are crapping on the streets. Crime is also bad, disease, unemployment is poor and prices are out of control. An overrated city….

Adri's Journey says:

I’m so blessed to live here such a beautiful city but the crime has gotten so bad.

Grady Broyles says:

Almost no one who lives here has ever been to Alcatraz. It’s as interesting from the shore as it is to visit. Sutro Baths sunset is the best in the world. BRING WINE and a warm jacket.

Jason says:

Don’t forget to visit the tenderloin!!!

WetLikeWater says:

ive been to every single place you mentioned since i live in san fran!

cherngjai says:

Great video! I’m visiting my husband, who is currently staying in SoMa, and we only have 3 full days together. This video was very helpful as we now have some amazing options. We’ve both been before, but not together, so we’re excited to visit as many of the places on your vid as possible. Cheers!

RAIDER4LIFE131 says:

La taqueria on corner 25th mission.. Believe me the carnita tacos are fukin’ delicious. After smokin’ that blunt that’s where i go.

Ben Dover says:

I appreciate how the edits are not too stylized. Thanks for presenting the visuals, the way they are- not color manipulated.

thedoneeye says:

Hey Josh!
I’m surprised you didn’t mention one other place to visit in the Presidio….

Industrial Light and Magic.

Yes, INDUSTRIAL LIGHT and MAGIC!!

The courtyard has a life sized statue of Yoda in the middle of the fountain and the reception area is open to the public. Inside (last time I was there) they had full sized Darth Vader, Shock Trooper from “Rogue One,” Bobba Fett, and other props to check out like Yoda’s light saber.

NenAndreAris says:

…this is a very nice video of San Francisco. the details for each tourist site is informative. I’d definitely refer to this video if I get the chance to see San Francisco someday. thanks for this.

dawnfarers says:

Fort point, sutro baths, fort miley, the conservatory. My fav places

R T/X says:

The Number #1 Thing, WATCH OUT WHERE YOU STEP!!!!! Have Fun!

Gregory Chen says:

SF Native, 17/24. Gotta get out more!

budgreen100 says:

Good one brother!

giulio masini says:

Best thing to do in SF:
Rent bikes near Ghirardelli Square to ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito, and come back by ferry. The ferry goes by Alcatraz and also has amazing view, as does the entire bike ride. It’s an easy bike ride the whole way.

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