Places to Go, Things to See!
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Golden Gate Bridging 2009 Places to Go, Things to See! For more ideas, call the San Francisco Visitors Bureau for a guidebook at (415) 391-2000 or visit www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com To help plan your public transportation within San Francisco, please visit www.511.org African American Art & Culture Complex China Town www.aaacc.org San Francisco (415) 922-2049 www.sanfranciscochinatown.com The gallery serves to expand Afro-centric art Experience the Chinese culture through the activities, enhance knowledge and many fine restaurants and shops you will find appreciation for the visual arts. throughout the area. Alcatraz Tour Tickets (800) 700-3151 China Town Walking Tour www.alcatraztrips.com www.allaboutchinatown.com (415) 982-8839 There are numerous daily trips to this Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Chinatown. historical prison, which housed some of the Unique tour includes history, culture, and most notorious criminals in its day, including traditions of local people. Al Capone and the Bird Man. City Guides (415) 557-4266 Angel Island (415) 897-0715 x3 www.sfciztyguides.org www.angelisland.com Offers over 30 fun, informative, and free Spend an unforgettable day at the “Jewel of walking tours of San Francisco. the San Francisco Bay.” Enjoy panoramic vistas of the entire Bay. Conservatory of Flowers (415) 666-7001 www.conservatoryofflowers.org Aquarium of the Bay (415) 623-5300 Golden Gate Park www.aquariumofthebay.com Explore the San Francisco Bay underwater! de Young Museum (415) 750-3600 Walk through 300 feet of crystal-clear tunnels www.deyoungmuseum.org Golden Gate Park at Pier 39 while watching thousands of animals. Exploratorium (415) 561-0311 www.exploratorium.edu Bay Area Discovery Museum There is no need to mention this is a museum, Sausalito, Marin County (North of SF) with this hands-on science funhouse! See how www.badm.org (415) 339-3900 things work by getting involved in over 600 Let your curiosity run wild in this one-of-a- science, nature, art, and technology exhibits. kind indoor/outdoor children’s museum with a full range of programs for all ages. Filoli (650) 364-8300 x507 San Mateo County (South of SF) Best of Broadway – Curran/Golden Gate/ www.filoli.org Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco www.shnsf.com/ (415) 551-2075 Giant’s Baseball (415) 972-2000 Catch a show while you are in town and enjoy www.sfgiants.com Broadway, San Francisco style! Pac Bell Park Cable Cars (415) 923-6050 Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory and www.cablecarmuseum.org/ride.html Soda Fountain (415) 771-4903 Ride them to the Wharf or learn their history www.ghirardellisq.com at the Cable Car Museum. Take a tour and eat some ice cream in the parlor or get some chocolate in the shop. California Academy of Sciences www.calacademy.org (415) 321-8000 1 Golden Gate National Recreation Area Pier 39 (415) 705-5500 www.nps.gov/goga/index.htm www.pier39.com Golden Gate NRA comprises numerous sites, Pier 39 is one of the City’s most visited covering miles of coastline. attractions. Watch the sea lions lounge on the pier while enjoying great food and shopping Golden Gate Park Located in the middle of Fisherman’s Wharf. http://www.sfgate.com/traveler/guide/sf/neig hborhoods/ggpark.shtml Presidio of San Francisco Over 1,000 acres of many different attractions www.presidio.gov including: tennis courts, rollerblading areas, The Presidio is part of the National Park and Japanese Tea Gardens, Strybing Arboretum, Recreational paradise featuring historic and Stowe Lake, the California Academy of architectural treasures of the former military Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium. post. This is where our event is located! ☺ Golden Gate Railroad Museum Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum www.ggrm.org (415) 666-7001 www.ripleysf.com (415) 771-6188 Located at Fisherman’s Wharf this fascinating Harbor Tours of the Bay and Alcatraz museum (415) 546-2896 or 1-800- BAY-CRUISE www.redandwhite.com Riptide Arcade at Pier 39 Pick-up the Red & White Fleet at Fisherman’s www.riptidearcade.com (415) 981-6300 Wharf and get ready to view the Bay Area skyline by boat. San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Golden Gate Park (415) 661-1316 The Jelly Belly Candy Company www.sfbotanicalgarden.org Solana County (East of SF) www.jellybelly.com (707) 428-2800 San Francisco Museum and Historical Society – Fisherman’s Wharf Legion of Honor (415) 750-3600 Www.sfhistory.org (415) 537-1105 www.legionofhonor.org San Francisco Zoo (415) 753-7080 Lombard Street www.sfzoo.org Sunset District of SF The curviest street in the world! It wouldn’t be Everybody loves a day at the zoo filled with a visit to San Francisco without making a trip monkeys, lions, elephants and more! down Lombard. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Metreon (415) 369-6201 (formerly Marine World) (707) 644-4000 www.metreon.com www.sixflags.com Solano County (East of SF) Visit the Imax theater, 15 screen movie theater, arcade, restaurant, and more. Turbo Ride at Pier 39 (415) 392-8872 The Mexican Museum (415) 202-9700 The Vampire Tour of San Francisco www.mexicanmuseum.org www.sfvampiretour.com (650) 279-1840 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Yerba Buena Center for the Arts www.missionculturalcenter.org(415) 821-1155 www.ybca.org (415) 978-2710 Museum of Fine Arts Winchester Mystery House www.missionculturalcenter.org(415) 821-1155 San Jose (S. of SF) www.winchestermysteryhouse.com Paramount’s Great America For 38 years, 24 hours a day, Mrs. Sarah San Jose / Silicon Valley (South of SF) Winchester kept craftsmen developing her 160 www3.cedarfair.com/greatamerica room, four-story bizarre mansion; th e purpose of the construction is still a mystery. 2