Where do we start explaining the experience that’s called “San Francisco?” With so many things to do here on vacation, it would take several books to do it justice! That’s why we’ve chosen to break things down to major categories to get your vacation dreams rolling.
San Francisco Museums and Galleries
Art and history lovers, in particular, should take advantage of the wonderful assortment of museums and galleries on their San Francisco vacation. The enormous Asian Art Museum at Civic Center offers visitors a glimpse of art from every Asian culture in the world. For interactive exhibits, film series and world-class collections, you should also take a trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
If American Art is especially interesting, be sure to visit the de Young Museum, located in Golden Gate Park since 1895. And don’t miss the spectacular Legion of Honor museum, also located on the Pacific near Golden Gate Bridge.
Gallery browsers will find paradise in one building at 49 Geary Street, home to more than a dozen galleries featuring art across the spectrum. Fans of emerging artists will enjoy the offerings of Andrea Schwartz Gallery in the South of Market neighborhood. No matter what your taste in art, you won’t leave San Francisco disappointed!
San Francisco Family Adventures
With great public transportation like the MUNI and BART rail systems, families will find it easy and fun to get around San Francisco. Take a ride to Pier 39, a child’s wonderland of shops, arcades and a very special carousel! Keep going to the San Francisco Zoo, where rare animals, rides and interactive exhibits will keep the kids going the entire day. Your budding scientists will thrill to the Exploratorium, chock full of fun and facts for the entire family.
One more suggestion for active families-stop by Golden Gate Park for hours of outdoor recreation. Let the kids discover the wonders of Steinhart Aquarium, and be sure to take older youngsters on a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge!
San Francisco Vacation Menus
From remarkable fresh seafood to elegant Euro-Cuisine, San Francisco offers more dining adventures than you can ever imagine! Some of our favorite districts—Union Square, with its sparkling selection of both trendy and venerable eateries; Russian Hill, the perfect place to find chic bistros and sushi bars; Chinatown, where Chinese cuisine takes on every shape and flavor, and North Beach, for fabulous Italian fare. No matter what whets (and satisfies) your appetite, San Francisco vacationers can find the right meal.
There’s so much more to do in San Francisco. Come the first time for the highlights, and then plan to mine more treasures each time you return.
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