SF Tourism Tips

An Insider's Guide to the Most Amazing City in the World

San Francisco is one of the most colorful and interesting cities in the world. It offers visitors must-see attractions, thousands of unique events, and several diverse districts. While you are here, make sure to also step into our celebrated museums, catch a Broadway show, and explore some of our most treasured hidden gems.

Whether this is your first visit or a return trip, you will find so many things to see and do.

Welcome to SFTourismTips.com, my guide to the best of everything there is to see and do here. It covers information about San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond and is the perfect tool to help you plan the most amazing vacation ever.

Top Things to See & Do in San Francisco

Attractions Theater Sports With Kids
Golden Gate Bridge lion king SF Giants SF with Kids

Top attractions in San
Francisco include the
Golden Gate Bridge,
Alcatraz, & the SF MOMA.

>>All attractions

From Broadway shows to
local productions, you
will find performances on
stage around town.

>>Full calendar

See professional
baseball, football,
hockey, soccer,
and more.

>>Sports events

Planning to visit with
the entire family?
Discover my 25 top kid
and family-friendly ideas.

>>25 fun ideas


Free Activities Tours Nightlife Museums
Free Things to Do Cruise SF Home Concerts Museums SF

Every day, you will find
several free things to
do from events to
attractions to activities.

>>All free things to do

Explore San Francisco
on foot, by bike,
on a boat, on a Segway
or by bus.

>>Top SF tours

Head to the theater,
grab a beer at
a brewery, or
catch a concert.

>>All nightlife options

Learn more about SF's
history, see modern art,
or enjoy hands-on
exhibits.

>>SF's best museums

Upcoming Events by Month

Each month, you will find a variety of fun events. San Francisco is well known for our fun festivals, street fairs and other community activities. While you are here, you can do some wine tasting, sample gourmet cuisines, and enjoy the symphony, ballet, or opera.

Find the best events each month by clicking on the links below.

January | February | March | April | May | June

July | August | September | October | November | December

Holidays in San Francisco

Holidays are a special time in San Francisco. Every year kicks off with a large New Year's Eve fireworks display over the bay. It continues with fun things for other top holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.

Fourth of July

If you plan to visit during a holiday, you will find plenty of things to see and do during that time of the year.

New Year's | Valentine's Day | Easter | Memorial Day Weekend | Fourth of July

Labor Day Weekend | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Christmas | All Holidays

Where to Stay

With more than 300 hotels and lodging options all around San Francisco, you are sure to find an amazing place to stay. The two districts with the largest concentration of hotels are Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square.

In addition to these two, you will also find several great hotels and B&B's tucked away in local districts. Here are a few pages to help you get started on researching hotels for your stay.

Union Square Fisherman's Wharf Hotel Deals All Lodging
Union Square Hotels Fisherman's Wharf Hotel Deals All Hotels in SF

Best Union
Square Hotel

Top Fisherman's
Wharf Hotels

Find Hotel Deals
All Around Town

Full List of All
SF Hotel Options

Top Districts

Explore Fisherman's Wharf. Discover the mysteries of Chinatown. Admire the Victorians in Alamo Square. San Francisco's districts are unique. Make sure to check out several of them during your stay.

Hearts of SF Union Square

Fisherman's Wharf | North Beach | Chinatown | Alamo Square

Union Square | Haight Ashbury | The Castro

Beyond San Francisco

In addition to all of the great things to do in San Francisco, you will find so many great places an hour or two away. Some of the top options include wine country, Monterey, and Muir Woods. Find out more about these and other fun day trips to check out during your stay.

Napa Valley Monterey Muir Woods All Day Trips
Napa Valley SF Monterey SF Muir Woods HP Yosemite HP

Sample wine,
enjoy food pairing
& top annual events.

>>Napa Valley

Go kayaking,
shopping, or visit the
Monterey Aquarium.

>>Monterey

Stroll through
Coastal Redwoods
up to 800 years old!

>>Muir Woods

Visit Sausalito,
Yosemite, & other
fun places near SF.

>>All Day Trips

About SFTourismTips.com

My goal with SFTourismTips.com is to help you fall in love with San Francisco in the way that I did during my first visit and each time I walk out my door. It's a trip of a lifetime for many and a place that I hope you will return to after your first stay.

I'm hoping you find everything you need for your stay on my site. If not, please reach out to me with questions and let me know how I can help!

Enjoy ~ Jill

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