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10 Best Things to Do in San Francisco

SmarterTravel

Wondering what to do in San Francisco on your next visit? From tourist classics like eating chowder-filled sourdough bread bowls at Pier 39, walking the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, or taking a cable car down steep streets to more off-the-beaten path fun like browsing boutiques in Hayes Valley or heading to the Mission District in search of San Francisco’s best burrito, there’s no shortage of things to do in San Francisco for first-timers and frequent visitors.

The Best Things to Do in San Francisco

Here are 10 things to do in San Francisco that deliver iconic sights, great eats, and fun all around. You’ll be hard-pressed to fit everything into one visit, but the nice thing about leaving your heart in San Francisco is that it gives you the perfect excuse to visit again.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

Christine Sarkis is a San Francisco Bay Area native. Follow her on Twitter @ChristineSarkis and Instagram @postcartography for more advice about what to do in San Francisco. 

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