SF Attractions Overview

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From beaches to parks, tourist havens to adventurer hotspots, attractions in San Francisco are vast and varied, and offer something to suit any budget, any person, and any time.

With busloads of out-of-towners arriving in the summer months to hang about this fabulous city, it comes as no surprise that certain places are more tourist-dense than others. However, fear not local patron, there are some great San Francisco attractions that aren’t always swarming with map-ridden, fanny pack wearing folk.

First attractions in San Francisco to get a mention: Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. Yes, they are the cream of the crop when it comes to tourist-heavy hangouts; however, they are fun, always vibrant and have some of the best indulgent restaurants and food stalls in SF. Don’t shy away just because of the vacationers, these spots are actually a good laugh.

However, if seeking something a bit more sparsely populated, maybe a bit more scenic, or with a cool ocean breeze, hit up San Francisco attractions like Baker Beach or The Presidio. Day outing worthy for sure, both attractions are nature-rooted, have breathtaking views, and are all-age appropriate! Great spots for a wander, day-date or family picnic, these San Francisco attractions are always a great choice.

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