If you are visiting San Francisco, especially for the first time, you will find an endless stream of activities, events and things to see. Since you have already spent the time setting up travel arrangements, packing your suitcase, booking your hotel room and setting up an airport transfer, you may not be too excited about taking on the task of choosing the best things to do in San Francisco. Whether you want to see the best San Francisco attractions, see a show at a music venue, eat a meal at one of the famous San Francisco restaurants or head outside of the city for a winery tour, your only problem will be deciding how many fun things you can do with your limited time in the city.

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If you are seeing San Francisco for the first time, then you will probably want to see the most popular attractions that the city is known for. From driving across the Golden Gate Bridge to taking a tour of Alcatraz, there are a huge amount of cool attractions and historical landmarks that are recognized worldwide. Since we are living in a “if it isn’t on Instagram or Tik-Tok, it didn’t happen” kind of world, you will definitely want to take advantage of the many photo opportunities, which attract “likes” like moths to a flame.

Choosing which of the top attractions in San Francisco you would like to visit can be a difficult task and depending how long you are in the city, you may not be able to see everything in one trip. However, if you want to see a bunch of great attractions in a day and don’t want to worry about transportation, scheduling and tickets, there is a huge variety of San Francisco tours that will take you everywhere you want to go. Some tours are set up to take you to a single attraction, but there are a lot of options that will combine a few great attractions and activities in one trip.

Popular attractions and activities include driving over the Golden Gate Bridge, visiting Muir Woods, taking a tour of Alcatraz, shopping & eating at Pier 39, going on a winery tour in Napa Valley, visiting Silicon Valley and checking out attractions like Coit Tower, the Palace of Fine Arts, Lombard Street and the Ferry Building.

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