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Art Museum
“The de Young often features traveling exhibits from all over the world. It's in a fantastic modernist building which has a tower that you can go up (free of charge) for a great view of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding city.”
481 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum in this part of the country to show only modern art. There are currently more than 29,000 pieces of work on display including paintings, sculptures, photographs and architecture”
312 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.”
456 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“If you've never experienced a baseball game this is the place to do it. Since the SF Giants aren't doing so well lately you can get last minute tickets that won't cost an arm and a leg. If in the bleacher seats in the day bring sun block. Great views of the Bay and some good food to be had.”
258 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun science museum with interactive exhibits and a great Bay view on the Embarcadero.”
233 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In central SF - and near SF MOMA, Metreon and Yerba Buena park so you can split up and do a variety of things and come back together for lunch and dinner.”
149 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great for dinner or weekend brunch: NOPA. A favorite. It is crowded and hard to get a reservation, so book in advance, or have a drink while waiting for a set at the bar. Simple, natural cuisine and great mixed drinks. They serve dinner until 1 AM. ”
362 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“INSPIRED BY THE BEST PIZZA OF NEW YORK CITY AND NAPLES, ITALY. Very popular.”
219 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“This old-school movie palace has been a fixture in the Castro neighborhood since 1922. The grand interior and signature pre-show organ music are worth the price of admission alone — but stick around for their ever-changing roster of classic films, spirited sing-alongs, and rotating film festivals. Absolutely one of our favorite destinations in SF!”
222 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the first "gentrified" restaurants in the area. Best fried chicken. Really strong chef. Movies projected in the back.”
189 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
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“Small Cinima with the best new releases, along with some great arthouse and classic films. Serves food and booze to your seat all movie long. Located in the renovated New Mission Theater.”
145 locals recommend
Zoo
“The San Francisco Zoo is a 100-acre zoo located in the southwestern corner of San Francisco, California, between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean along the Great Highway. As of 2016, the zoo housed more than one thousand individual animals, representing more than 250 species. ”
97 locals recommend
Thin-crust pizzas and cocktails in a neighborhood spot
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“Cocktails are the best. Ask for the Field Guide to Birds menu. Get there early and sit outside unless you're already hearing impaired. Inside the music is loud and guests shout to be heard. ”
180 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best Bar in San Francisco. Crowded at bar hours (late) great food and we own it!”
176 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of art from Asia in the world today. There are more than 18,000 pieces of art in the museum, including some pieces that are more than 6,000 years old. The museum was founded when Avery Brundage donated a large sum of money to the city to found the museum.”
100 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Hard to get into but well worth, get there 10 minutes before they open and you’ll get in!”
165 locals recommend