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I receive a lot of questions from visitors about visiting San Francisco. There is so much to see and do, that it can be overwhelming. This is the place to get your questions answered.

Getting Started

Many people request information on where to start their planning. If you aren't sure where to start, then I recommend checking out these great pages first. They give you ideas on what you can see and do in San Francisco based on your interests and the time of year you plan to visit.

Attractions: On this page, you will find a list of all the attractions in San Francisco. At the top of the page, you will find the top attractions. The middle of the page offers a list of all attractions as well as lists by district. You will also find some special interests attractions pages for those that love street art, wine, military history and more. You will also find recommendations for visiting with kids. Click this link to learn more.

Event Calendars: This page features all top events by month. Scroll down to the month you plan to visit and click on the links for individual events. You can also click through to the entire list of events for each month of the year. Click here for details.

Tours: Many people enjoy taking tours during their visit. You will find a variety of tours from SF Bay Cruises to guided walking tours. They are a great way to learn about SF and will help you find out even more about what there is to see and do here. Click here for a list of the top types of tours and to find one that interests you.

Alcatraz: One of the top attractions in San Francisco is Alcatraz. On this page, you can learn more about this infamous prison including how you can visit, the history of the island, and the prisoners that called this place home. It also gives you information on the differences between the day and night tours, as well as what to expect on the day of your visit. Click here to learn more.

Free Activities: SF is expensive, but you will find several free activities, events, and attractions. If you want to save a little money, make sure to check out this page and find out more about the best things to do. Click here for the 50 top free SF activities.

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If you still have a few question about your trip, I'm happy to help. Fill out the form below and provide as much information as possible about your question.

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More San Francisco Resources

Top 10 San Francisco Attractions: This is the best resource to find out more about the top 10 San Francisco attractions. You can also learn a little more about other attractions to visit and some of my favorite hidden gems.

Tips to Book Your Trip to Alcatraz: This is a common question and I understand why it is confusing. There are a few things you will want to consider before booking your trip such as "Is the day or night tour the best for me?" and "Do I want to just visit Alcatraz or save a little money by combining it with another tour?". Here you will find some great information to help you decide and book your trip to Alcatraz Island.

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