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Top 10 Things to Do In San Francisco

Top 10 Things to Do In San Francisco

Top 10 Things to Do In San Francisco

Each time I visit a new to me city I try to do something that is really “touristy” for lack of a better word. But when I was in San Francisco there was so much to see and do that I had a hard time deciding on just one activity. So here’s what I wanted to see while I was in town.

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge but I had to cross it too.
  2. Alcatraz or The Rock which was a Federal Penitentiary that housed inmates like Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and more!
  3. The Painted Ladies what 80’s child could resist seeing those house made famous by Full House.
  4. Ghirhadelli Chocolate Factory–chocolate, who can resist??
  5. Fisherman’s Wharf where there is shopping, restaurants, Boudin’s Sourdough factory and more!
  6. The Presidio which is also where The Walt Disney Family museum is, but we got to town on a Sunday and were able to enjoy Picnic on the Presidio or Off The Grid. Be sure you head out hungry if you are going to enjoy the food trucks!
  7. The Walt Disney Family Museum is a magical place just like all Disney locations. I even shed a few tears while I was visiting.
  8. Ride The Trolley’s because they have been famous for as long as I can remember, probably even longer, but I swear I can still hear the commercial playing, Rice-A-Roni The San Francisco Treat! ~~ Please tell me you sung a little bit with me!
  9. Lombard Street which is on of America’s crookedest streets and has a gorgeous view whether you are looking up, or going down! Want to own a residence on Lombard Street?? There was a couple looking at a house while we were there and I of course had to ask what the price tag was. For only 1.5 Million Dollars you can own a home that is 1,800 sq. feet on the Famous Lombard Street, so I’m thinking I will stay in Missouri for awhile and visit San Fran!!
  10. Angel Island which is known as the Ellis Island of the West.

So I had my list and I was ready to conquer it plus eat at a few restaurants and enjoy the time in San Francisco! I’m happy to report I at least got to see and do everything on my list but I didn’t explore Angel Island or Alcatraz but I got to see them by boat so I think that was a winning ticket!

Go Card City is The Way to Visit Any City

Earlier I told you about Go City Card that allows you to save on attractions allowing you to see and do more when you are visiting cities. I put my Go City Card to good use and was able to take A Bridge To Bridge Cruise as well as finish most of the to do list! Stay tuned for even more details about my trip to San Francisco!



Heidi Gray

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family. Fun.Travel.Food not necessarily in that order serving Missouri and beyond!



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Maria Malaveci

Have always wanted to visit California!

Maria Malaveci

Have always wanted to visit California! So pretty!

Beverly Edwards

I want to visit San Fran so much! This is great info.


I just love San Fran! Such a fun and pretty city!

Eileen Kelly

I was so fortunate years ago to be a flight attendant – I have had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco a lot – you have reallly gotten everything there is to visit. great post

Travel Quest

I heard a lot of good things about Sand Francisco I hope someday we can come and visit this beautiful city in California.


Sounds like a fun place to be. I have never been over to the West Coast.

Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life

This looks like lots of fun!

Rocio Chavez (@yoursassyself)

Agreed, earlier this year I spend a couple of days in San Fran and made it a point to hit up all the spots you mentioned. Totally made me feel like I truly got the San Francisco experience. πŸ˜€


It is on my bucket list to visit Cali. Would love to visit many of the cities to.

This looks like so much fun! Going to San Francisco is on my bucket list πŸ™‚

Lexie Lane

Sounds great. There is a lot of thing we can do im San Francisco. Definitely a Perfect place for the whole family.

Liz Mays

I did the Golden Gate Bridge and the WDW Museum but I have got to get to Alcatraz. They sell out so quickly!

Yes, this destination is most definitely on my bucket list! :0


This is a great list. I never been in San francisco and i wanted to go there one day.

I love the GO Card, we have used something similar in Orlando
Beautiful photos

I never been to San Francisco but it’s in my list. I really love to see Golden Gate Bridge and Ghirhadeli.

Elizabeth O.

San Francisco is such a lovely place! I would love to go there for a vacation and just maximize what I can do. Thanks for sharing these!

I visited this place a while back. I just did not like the steep streets, it was terrifying on a street car tour.

the only things i haven’t done on your list is visit alcatraz because prisons, even ones that don’t have prisoners anymore, terrify me. i fear getting nightmares by going there. i also haven’t gone to angel island. but did everything else and loved it! such a fun city

I would love to go there, I have never been! How cool would it be to see the Golden Gate bridge in person?!

Patrice M Foster

Interesting I want a Go Card City for saving just love the vibes in San Fransisco the food the people & the bridge to Bridge cruise lots of entertainment..

Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

I was there for a layover once, but would love to get there and explore the city sometime.