5 essential things to do on your next visit to San Francisco

Here are five fun things to do in San Francisco that can’t be missed.

Life + Leisure Travel and Getaways Koelen Andrews

This article was published on October 14th, 2018

If you’ve never been to San Francisco, it isn’t easy to imagine just how damn cute and fun this town is. SF has long been known as a gay Mecca for the United States and world, but the best way to give the City by the Bay justice is by paying a visit to its shores. Quite possibly the best city in America, San Francisco is loaded with history, packed with fun things to go do and visit, has ample festivals and events to choose from and attend, and a thriving gay community like no other on earth. Need more reasons to visit San Fran? Here are five fun things to do in San Francisco that can’t be missed.

5 essential things to do on your next visit to San Francisco

San Francisco’s most famous residents aren’t people: they’re old fashion electric train cars that take thousands of visitors through mini journeys of the city. The Cable Cars, as they are affectionately known, are a great way to see the city and enjoy a truly uniquely San Francisco experience. Hold on tight and have the cars take you from Union Station to the Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll be glad you took the ride.

San Francisco Cable Cars

While you are at the Wharf, head to Hyde Street Pier, where you’ll be mixed with tourists, markets, and history on the Hyde Street Pier. Not just cheesy souvenier shops and Bubba Gump’s, Hyde Street Piere is a part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Several historical ship are anchored there and have free roaming or guided tours.

Hyde Street Pier San Francisco

Have a hankering to see some famous folks while in California? Head to a one of a kind museum where you can mix and mingle with all of the Hollywood elite. Also located in the Fisherman’s Wharf, Madame Tussauds wax museum has every celebrity under the sun and guests are allowed to touch and take pictures with each of these handcrafted wax figures.

Madame Tussauds

Everyone has a sweet tooth, and while you are in the Fisherman’s Wharf, you might as well head over to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Based in San Francisco, Ghirardelli has an entire hillside of restaurants, an ice cream parlour, coffee shop, and factory where visitors can take tours of their entire factory production and company that was founded in 1852 in SF.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory San Francisco

The San Francisco Dungeon is great for thrill seekers and history buffs. An interactive tourist attraction that recreates historical San Francisco events with actors, sets, effects, and rides, the San Francisco Dungeon is not your usual attraction. With 9 interactive shows and a boat ride, you’ve never experienced anything like it!

San Francisco Dungeon

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco’s Golden Gates welcome all. This is the place to find out about all things San Francisco. From tickets and more suggestions of things to do, to deals, maps, and visitors guides, San Francisco Travel can help you plan your ultimate gaycation!

Two gay men holding hands walking through the Castro

San Francisco CityPass is a great way to explore San Francisco and get great savings, too! Get the city’s best attractions, including the world-famous cable cars in one pocket-sized ticket book. See the best of San Francisco, and take the best memories home with you.

San Francisco CityPass

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