The 7 Best Things To Do When You Visit San Francisco
Start writing a post

The 7 Best Things To Do When You Visit San Francisco

From its colorful houses to its beautiful landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, this city is unlike any other place that I have been to.

The 7 Best Things To Do When You Visit San Francisco
Tingting Bi

Two days after my freshman year of college ended, I decided to visit my cousins in San Francisco. From its colorful houses to its beautiful landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, this city is unlike any other place that I have been to. Here are some highlights from my four-day stay here.

1. Golden Gate Park

This park is very unique as it has several attractions such as SF Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and California Academy of Science all within walking distance from each other. Each one of these attractions required a purchase of a ticket. The Japanese Tea Garden was definitely worth the money as the plants and flowers were very exotic and exquisite. The Conservatory of Flowers was stunning from both the outside and inside. In addition, it is also very fun to walk around the park and people watch.

2. Twin Peaks

The view of San Francisco from Twin Peaks is even better than from Golden Gate Bridge. This is the perfect place for photographers to take a panorama. However, it is important to keep in mind that it is extremely windy. It was definitely challenging to walk up the steps to the top of the peak with the wind pushing against you.

3. Golden Gate Bridge

A trip to San Francisco is not complete without a visit to its most iconic structure. When my uncle took me here, I was blown away by the breathtaking view of the ocean and the downtown skyline view of San Francisco. You can also see the infamous Alcatraz island from the bridge. It is a rather long walk to walk from one side to another.

4. Union Square + Financial District

Union Square is one of my favorite places. While it is a long walk from Fisherman Wharf, it is definitely doable. It is located conveniently next to San Francisco’s tallest skyscrapers and department stores. I also think that this is one of the safest areas to walk around in San Francisco. You can really feel the bustling city vibe here.

5. Fisherman Wharf and Ghirardelli Square

These two attractions are definitely the most famous in San Francisco. Pier 39 offers a wide range of restaurants and amusement activities. Eating clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl is a must. I loved watching the sea lions flop around at Fisherman’s Wharf. Ghirardelli Square is about a fifteen-minute walk away. If you have time to wait in line, the sundaes are to die for.

6. Japantown

As someone who always loved cultural centers, Japantown definitely falls under one of my favorites. I loved browsing through the different supermarkets and restaurants. While the ramen was not exceptional, their ice cream was amazing. I tried black sesame ice cream in a taiyaki cone. It was so delicious

7. San Francisco MOMA

I have been many art museums such as High in Atlanta, MOMA in New York, and the LACMA. While SF MOMA is not as famous as the other ones, it did have some pretty cool exhibits. Some exhibits that I enjoyed included the pieces by Andy Warhol, the Sculpture Garden, and the Louise Bourgeois Spiders.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Alexis Hoffman

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all know that cutting out social interaction has taken its toll.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked Instagram How 2020 Was, And Maybe It Wasn't The Worst Year Ever

2020 is a year to remember but it's not as bad as we made it out to be.


It's finally 2021 and we're honestly all just happy that 2020 is over. I decided to ask my Instagram followers how they felt about 2020 and the results were a little more mixed up than expected.

Keep Reading... Show less

Ever since I watched "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days," I've been a major Matthew McConaughey fan. I've seen most of his movies, and I definitely got way too excited when he finally made an Instagram! So when he announced he would be releasing a memoir titled "Greenlights," I knew I absolutely had to get my hands on this book. And so did the rest of the world, as the book began to flood social media.

Truthfully, I would much rather read a fiction book and dive into another world than read a nonfiction book - even if it is one of my favorite celebrities. But I had a feeling this book wouldn't disappoint or bore.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Armie Hammer Scandal Discourse Is Kink Shaming And Harming Actual Victims

The rumors surrounding Armie Hammer has resulted in some very toxic and harmful discourse.


Sex is something that occupies a very significant place in our lives. Even asexual people can have an active sex life. With the various types of people that comprise this world, it obviously results in various sexual interests. And unconventional people can engage in some pretty unconventional sex practices. Even the most conventional people on the surface might surprise us with their sexual fantasies.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments