An arrangement of colorful, unique neighborhoods, San Francisco, California, is a city of trend-setting high fashion and famous postcard views. Within this 7-by-7-mile metropolis—you’ll find ethnically versatile areas such as the Mission District, green parks like Dolores and Golden Gate, suburban areas such as Nob Hill, and the intimidating office towers of the Financial District. However, being such a compact city, most people don't know where to begin when roaming San Francisco for the first time.
Below are 25 of San Francisco's most eye-pleasing, cultured, memorizing gems to visit as a brand new tourist. Twin Peaks is an absolute must.
#1. The Golden Gate Bridge
You can’t visit San Francisco without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, the symbol of the city. It’s literally the first thing you see when entering!
#2. The de Young Museum
The de Young Museum was founded in 1895. Being around for so long, it has become a favorite destination for San Francisco’s residents and visitors to visit for over 100 years. In 2005, the museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility.
#3. California Academy of Sciences
Better than a zoo, California Academy of Sciences is the place to go when you want to see animals in the city. There’s thousands of live animals and several exhibits of modern technology. Also, there is a “NightLife” every Thursday 6-10pm for those of you who are 21+, alcohol is involved ;).
#4. Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths was originally built as a public bathhouse but was later burned down while being demolished. Though completely wrecked, the landmark somehow is simultaneously strikingly stunning.
#5. Lombard Street
San Francisco is well known for having the steepest streets in the country. Lombard Street is one of the most unique of the vertically endowed roads and is a great stop to add to any itinerary.