Top San Francisco Attractions

Top Attractions in San Francisco

Whether you’re visiting the City by the Bay for business or leisure, you’ll find many exciting things to do in San Francisco when you stay at our hotel. Enjoy easy access to popular attractions in San Francisco like the Cable Cars, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square.

Fisherman's Wharf
From Ghirardelli Square to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf is a waterfront marketplace on the Bay with restaurants, shops, events and entertainment on San Francisco Bay. See the playful California sea lions who live on floating docks adjacent to the marina - a popular attraction themselves.

Alcatraz Island
Visible from Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island was a maximum-security prison that held the country’s most nefarious criminals and mobsters like Al Capone. Take the ferry across the Bay to the island to enjoy fascinating audio and ranger-led tours and enjoy panoramic views of the entire Bay Area. Plan ahead as Alcatraz tours sell out weeks in advance.

Golden Gate Bridge
Visiting Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see, must-do activity when visiting San Francisco. Drive, bike or walk across the iconic suspension bridge, reaching a height of 746 feet above the water, for amazing views of the Bay Area. Enjoy lunch at the Bridge Café, visit the Bridge Pavilion, and take amazing photos of the bay and city.

San Francisco Cable Cars
Riding a San Francisco cable car is a must during your visit to the Bay Area. Try catching the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines at the base of Powell and Market Streets or the California Street line at the foot of Market Street. Inside the historic Cable Car Barn & Powerhouse, visitors can view the actual cable winding machinery from an elevated gallery, as well as the path of the cable entering the building and leaving underneath the street in the sheave room viewing area.

California Academy of Sciences
Explore an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest under one roof. Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for guests’ ages 21+ at NightLife with new DJs and themes.

Coit Tower
Coit Tower offers some of the best panoramic vantage points of the city and the bay from atop Telegraph Hill, just east of North Beach.

Lombard Street
Known as the "crookedest street in the world," this winding brick-lined street is one way and downhill, zig-zagging around the residences' bright flower gardens.

Pier 39
Pier 39 is a multilevel waterfront complex, constructed on an abandoned cargo pier, with more than 110 stores, 11 bay-view restaurants, an arcade, an aquarium and a two-tiered Venetian carousel.

Aquarium of the Bay
Check out the sharks, stingrays and more at this 1-million-gallon aquarium. Visitors explore marine life through clear acrylic tunnels along a moving footpath.

San Francisco Zoo
The San Francisco Zoo is spread over 125 acres, with 100 acres currently developed and housing 950 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Wine Country
Sample some of California’s finest in the famous wine country of Napa Valley, just north of San Francisco. Our concierge can help you choose a tour that’s right for you or your group.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Visit the city's cultural center, then explore the five-acre Yerba Buena Gardens.

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