Welcome the New Year with open arms and new adventures in the City. This year, reacquaint yourself with some of the most iconic places in the City we love. We’re gathered a dozen reasons to get out and express your local love to San Francisco in 2022.
Take a Trip to Chinatown. San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. Plan your visit during the Chinese New Year Celebration and be amazed by the activities. The Chinese New Year Parade on February 19th is one of the few remaining night illuminated Parades in North America and the biggest parade celebrating the Lunar New Year outside of Asia.
Catch a Ball Game. Check out Chase - in addition to being home to the Golden State Warriors, Chase Center is a first-of-its-kind destination that attracts the biggest names in music, comedy and other genres of entertainment. Home of the San Francisco Giants, Oracle Park is also a fun place to take in a baseball game. Grab your tickets when the 2022 season returns in April.
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge. You may see our world-famous bridge daily, but when is the last time you visited up close and personal? Whether you hike, walk, bike, shop, take a guided tour, or just sit back and take it all in, there is something for everyone.
Stand atop Twin Peaks. Want a spectacular 360-degree view of San Francisco? Head for the top of Twin Peaks. At more than 900 feet above sea level, these two hills offer views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, downtown SF, Angel Island, and so much more.
Visit the Rock. Step back in time and experience the legendary island that has been a civil war fort, a military prison and one of the most notorious federal penitentiaries in US history. Visit Alcatraz during a night tour and enjoy a sunset and breath-taking views of San Francisco as night falls.
Get cultured at the Asian Art Museum. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks ranging from ancient jades and ceramics to contemporary video installations. Explore their calendar and see what events are coming up! The SFMOMA is also an excellent choice to expand your mind.
Find the Ferry Building. Dating back to 1898, San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building is a transportation hub and a landmark location for the Bay Area’s best food artisans, boasting three weekly farmers’ markets and dozens of nationally-acclaimed vendors and restaurants patronized by over 300 of the City's best chefs and restaurants. Take a foodie tour and sample some of the best San Francisco flavors at the marketplace.
Run to the ruins of the Sutro Baths. This spot is a lot of fun to explore and to climb around on. You may think of Land’s End as a leisurely spot to take in sweeping views of the Pacific, but it’s also a fabulous place to kick it into second gear and get a real work out in. A short walk south from Sutro Baths along Ocean Beach will get you to the western edge of Golden Gate Park.
Picnic in the Park. Within just one massive space, Golden Gate Park features playgrounds, lakes, museums and much more. The main attractions include the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences Museum with Steinhart Aquarium, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the Conservatory of Flowers. Take a Segway Tour and explore 1,000 acres in one day!
Play Tourist at Fisherman’s Wharf. Fun at the Wharf includes PIER 39, The Cartoon Art Museum, Hyde Street Pier, the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien and much, much more! PIER 39 is one of the city’s most popular attractions with a community of California sea lions to watch. From there, it’s a short walk to favorite area attractions such as Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, historic Boudin Bakery, and multiple favorite food options.
Ride a Cable Car. No experience is more uniquely San Francisco than a ride on a cable car. It's easy to find and board a cable car. Choose from three cable car lines - two start at Powell and Market and continue to the Fisherman's Wharf area; one starts at California and Market and continues to Van Ness Avenue. Board at the cable car turntables (the beginning or end of each route) or look for the brown-and-white cable car signpost.
Snap a selfie at the Palace of Fine Arts. Don't forget your camera-the iconic spot, it’s one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions. A walk around the lagoon makes for a scenic city stroll with many types of wildlife including ducks, swans, geese and raccoons.
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