Even native San Franciscans are still wowed by the site of the Golden Gate Bridge and the majestic scenery around it. An enduring symbol of California and San Francisco, the suspension bridge that links San Francisco to the Marin Headlands is probably the most photographed in the world. Getting there: Best views are from Crissy Field
or take the # 28 or 29 bus to the toll plaza and walk across the 1.7-mile-long art deco gem.
The San Francisco National Maritime Park
showcases an impressive collection of historic vessels docked at Hyde Street Pier and set against the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the ships, including the 250-foot long 1886 Balclutha, can be boarded.
- Nicknamed the “crookedest street in San Francisco,” Lombard Street makes eight switchbacks down the steep face of Russian Hill. Stroll down Lombard between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets and enjoy the lovely views and lush plantings along the sidewalk.