Fisherman’s Wharf – no visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Stroll along the famous Fish Alley and purchase a walkaway crab cocktail or head indoors for a steaming bowl of clam chowder cached in a sourdough bread bowl.
Golden Gate Bridge – once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. This magnificent bridge, perhaps San Francisco's most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year struggle against relentless winds, fog, rocks and treacherous tides.
Alcatraz – Alcatraz was the site of the first lighthouse in the Western United States but later became a federal penitentiary housing famous convicts such as Al Capone. Located just a short ferry-ride away from Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz is one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions. A visit to the island includes a tour of the cell house where you can see where the prisoners lived.
The Haight neighbourhood – San Francisco's iconic "Summer of Love" in the 1960s had its beginnings primarily in the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood. The free- love movement also paved the way for the area becoming a bohemian gay enclave.
Chinatown – the second largest Asian community in North America, San Francisco’s Chinatown is as old as the city itself. Whether you’d like to find authentic Chinese food to marvel your taste buds, see some proper Chinese style architecture or uncover the secrets of making fortune cookies, Chinatown is the place to go.
Japantown – one of San Francisco’s hidden treasures, the city’s Japantown is the oldest one of the three still remaining Japantowns in the US. The compact neighbourhood comprises only six square blocks and is packed to the brim with all things Japanese.
SFMOMA – the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers an exhaustingly large array of galleries and contemporary art.