Not every city has as many niche museums, scenic views or lush parks as San Francisco, so taking in the city’s unique sights is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for travelers. Whether you have just a quick pit stop or a week-long vacation planned to San Francisco, here are six attractions you must visit at least once.
Since San Francisco is a peninsula, one of the best ways to tour the city is by boat. Tours led by Golden Gate Bay Cruise take visitors through San Francisco Bay, underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz Island, hitting all major landmarks while an audio tour narrates the city’s rich history. Try to book early in the day or later in the evening to avoid the heaviest crowds. Another option is to take the California Sunset Cruise tour in the evening, complete with live music and drinks.