8 Cool Things to See and Do in San Francisco

By Shivana Maharaj
May 23, 2016

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Chinatown

Lanterns hanging in San Francisco Chinatown / K&S Media

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Legion of Honor

San Francisco Legion of Honor / K&s Media

 

Pit Stops: CSL’s favourite things to do, and see in and around San Francisco

 

Honorable Mention
The Legion of Honor houses some of the world’s greatest art pieces. CSL used the GO San Francisco pass for entry. This is a great photo site with white columns, bronze statues and cupolas vying for attention.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Academy Sciences Albino Alligator

A rare Albino Alligator at San Francisco Academy of Sciences / K&S Media

Cool Science
A rare albino alligator at The California Academy of Sciences. The enormous reptile (over 7 feet long) was a sight to behold, just one of many animals on site. The four story Osher Rainforest is mesmerizing while the enormous Steinhart Aquarium is stunning. Informative, engaging and interactive- a must for adults and children.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies San Francisco / K&S Media

All the Colours of the Rainbow
The term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors, ‘painted  ladies’ have become iconic and are located in several neighbourhoods throughout the city.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts / K&S Media

A Fine Palace
The Palace of Fine Arts theatre, constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, feels as if it were  transported from the old world to San Francisco.

 

City Style and Living Magazine Cable Car San Francisco

San Francisco’s famous cable Car / K&S Media

Up and Down
Take advantage of City Pass San Francisco which offers discounted fares at numerous San Francisco attractions and best of all is the MUNI and cable car passport which allows you to get around the city with ease. Riding along, or simply watching the historic cable cars of San Francisco move up and down the impossibly steep street inclines – a must.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Downtown Acquarium

Jellyfish at San Francisco Downtown Aquarium / K&S Media

Under the Sea
The Aquarium of the Bay is a mesmerizing and educational experience, adjacent to Pier 39.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge aboard blue and gold fleet boat tour/ K&S Media

All Aboard
View from aboard the Blue and Gold the famous Golden Gate bridge. Guided commentary provides interesting anecdotes about San Francisco.

 

City Style and Living Magazine San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Magnolia blooms at San Francisco Botanical Gardens / K&S Media

Flower Power
Oh the magnolias in bloom – a sure sign of spring.We spotted these beauties at the San Francisco Botanical Garden located inside Golden Gate Park.


Read more awesome adventures from CSL’s roadtrip to California.  The original article first appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.