19 cool things to do in San Francisco for first time visitors

Things to do in San Francisco

From cable cars and historic neighborhoods to Chinatown, Alcatraz and that Bridge, San Francisco has something for every kind of visitor.

The city of San Francisco has 43 hills and some seriously steep streets. Hop on a cable car and check out some of the city's best views.

Hop on a cable car

Lombard Street, known as the 'Crookedest Street in the World' slopes down 40 degrees. Walk or drive down the steep incline and navigate the street's eight switchbacks.

Take a food tour of Chinatown and learn about its heritage, hidden gems and most importantly its foodie hotspots.

Check out China Town

Coit Tower offers some of the best views of the city and has some amazing murals from the 1930s. Climb the 400 butt-crunching Filbert Street steps to reach it.

Climb Filbert Street steps to Coit Tower

Enjoy creamy clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl at Fishermans Wharf. Visit the sea lions at Pier 39 while you're there

Dig into Clam Chowder at Fishermans Wharf

Get up close to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and bike your way over the Sausalito. Get the ferry back for epic views of the bay.

Bike the  Golden Gate Bridge

Napa Valley produces some of the world's best wines. Head to a winery for a wine tasting in the vineyard where it's produced.

Go wine tasting in Napa Valley

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