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Aquarium of the Bay is a marine nature center affiliated with The Bay Institute. The Aquarium is dedicated to protecting, restoring and inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed-from the Sierra to the sea. It is accredited by the... more
What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation? Welcome to Candytopia, where colossal candyfloss construct... more
It is a matter of historical record that the Coit Tower art project was the prototype for the decade of the New Deal art that followed, 1933-43, halted finally by World War II. Utilizing carefully selected artistic talent, the project provided an ico... more
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED for 37 years. We're here to help plan & cater your event, large or small on San Francisco Bay. Our Fleet includes the Zinfandel Commodore, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvingnon. more
The main gate to Chinatown is the entrance to Grant Street with it's many shops and interesting traditions. While the main shopping for everyday people is Stockton, this entire area of Chinatown is great for tourists and locals alike who are looking... more
Sometimes referred to as the "North Windmill", the first Golden Gate Park windmill stands 75 feet tall with 102 foot long spars, and was built to pump up to 30,000 gallons an hour of well water for irrigation purposes. (Before the windmill's erection... more
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Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. The F M... more
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Franci... more
The Visitor Center offers hands-on activities that create an intimate experience with our marine world, which promotes understanding, while underscoring the importance of our protected marine sanctuaries. Our Visitor Center is open Wednesday –... more
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Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the seventh religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions. The Mission was founded on June 29, 1776, by Li... more
A gift to the city from banker Samuel G. Murphy, the now-restored Murphy Windmill was the largest in the world when it was built. Able to pump 40,000 gallons of well water a day for park irrigation, its purpose was to save the city from the exorbitan... more
Welcome to the Musee Mecanique, one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. We will take you on a journey from turn of the century hand cranked music boxes to... more
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Stand back Color Factory, there’s a new buzz-worthy experience in town. The news of a downtown San Francisco location is melting the hearts of ice cream lovers who have been anxiously waiting for the doors to open and reveal an interactive spri... more
Pier 43 1/2 is home to the Red and White Fleet. Their boat tours make daily trips to many of the Bay Area's most popular destinations that can only be accessed on the water. more
The Cable Car turnaround is a classic tourist spot; unnecessary, yet it is a popular spot.   Maybe it's the lines, or the slow motion movement of the cable cars, but in all seriousness, the area is packed with lots of people, there are often mus... more
Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they beg... more
The San Francisco Belle, built in 1994 in Louisiana, was used as a floating casino on the Missouri River in St. Charles, Missouri. She’s now known as San Francisco’s landmark paddleboat. She features three fully enclosed decks, plus a lar... more
The Sea Lion Center is a division of bay.org, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with the mission to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea.  We offer free interpretive programs to co... more
The SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during WWII. The O'BRIEN has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45,... more
Our fleet of American-made boats includes rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters. All motorboats, including the support boat, are electric powered and silently glide across the serene waters of Stow Lake. The... more
An 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade, food and drink (beer and wine included), and party rooms. more
The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. more
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The San Francisco Dungeon brings Old San Francisco to life.   The Dungeon provides an exciting mix of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360° sets, 1 dark boat ride and authentic storytelling. It’s hilarious fun and it’s s... more
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The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America, has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco.  The Museum illuminates Wa... more
USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Pampanito made six patrols in the Pacific during World War II during which she sank six... more