Monuments & Tourist Attractions

San Francisco is a city that is steeped with history and scattered with hundreds of interesting places to visit. If you already know about the different neighbourhoods and districts, we recommend taking a look at the main monuments and tourist attractions.

Our Favourite Places to Visit

Golden Gate Bridge

At almost 1.7 miles long, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world and has become the most iconic image of San Francisco.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz is the world's most famous, notorious prison and it's a must-see when in San Francisco. We've got the information to help you plan your visit.

Lombard Street

Known for being steep, with eight hairpin turns, Lombard Street is the most well-known and visited street in San Francisco.

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco, founded by Spanish missionaries to evangelise the local natives.

Twin Peaks

At around 3000 feet high, these two mountains are the second highest point in San Francisco.

City Hall

Opened at the beginning of the 20th century, and built in a similar style to Les Invalides, City Hall is one of the city's most beautiful buildings.

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral is one of the most important religious monuments in San Francisco and the entire USA.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is one of the world's largest urban parks; it's far bigger than Central Park in New York. Visit it on your trip!

Aquarium of the Bay

Located in Fisherman's Wharf, the Aquarium of the Bay shows the marine life that inhabits San Francisco Bay.

Unique Attractions

USS Pampanito

One of the most typical things to visit in San Francisco is the USS Pampanito; a World War II submarine with a lot of history to tell.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Built in 1943, this ship formed part of the 6000 strong armada that took part in Operation Overlord in Normandy in WWII.

Where Else to Visit?

If you've visited all of these places and are looking for something else to do, you should check out the vast array of museums the city has to offer.

A Different Perspective

Another not to be missed activity on any trip to San Francisco is a boat cruise along the bay, you'll get to enjoy a different perspective of the city as you sail from one bridge to the other.