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Arts

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St (Civic Center)

Asian Art Museum

Photo taken by Marshall Astor

Housing over 18,000 artworks, the Asian Art Museum displays some of the diverse history and culture of the Asian community. Featuring scriptures, scrolls, weaponry, statues, and even clothing, the Asian Art Museum invites you to explore Asian art from a different perspective.

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue (Civic Center)

Davies Symphony Hall

Photo taken by Phil Dokas

Enjoy a day of classical music at the Davies Symphony Hall. Both children and adults can be entertained, as the Davies Symphony Hall offers programs for both adults and children. Make sure to check the schedule for programming.

Museum of Modern Art

151 Third Street (SoMa)

Museum of Modern Art Architecture

Photo taken by Jamie McCaffrey

The Museum of Modern Art houses art pieces of the contemporary. Featuring works that pushed the boundaries of the conception of art, the Museum of Modern Art keeps these works accessible to the public to learn from and to enjoy.
*The Museum of Modern Art will be undergoing expansion from June 3, 2013 through 2016.

City Spots

City Hall

1 Polk Street (Civic Center)

San Francisco City Hall

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

San Francisco’s City Hall is built in the Beaux-Arts design. Designed by the architect Arthur Brown Jr., the building is decorated in the classical styling of Greek and Roman architecture. The dome atop the hall is trimmed in ornate gold leaf. The inside is as beautiful as the outside, with many reliefs and motifs all around inside the hall.

Cliff House

1090 Point Lobos Avenue (Ocean Beach)

Side view of Cliff House

Photo taken by Michael Berch

The Cliff House, located north of Ocean Beach, houses 2 restaurants and offers a magnificent view of the coast. With the Camera Obscura landmark and the Lands End trail nearby, this history laden point is one not to be missed.

Coit Tower

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd

Coit Tower

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

Coit Tower was erected to beautify San Francisco, funded by Lillian Coit. Standing tall atop of Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower was designed by Arthur Brown Jr., who also designed San Francisco’s City Hall. Be sure to see the murals, along with the amazing view of the Bay from Coit Tower.

Painted Ladies

Alamo Square

Painted Ladies

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

The old Victorian styled houses near Alamo Square are famous for their appearances in media and in themselves. The bright, loud colors accentuate the detailing on each house.

Twin Peaks

Location

Twin Peaks View

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

Being the geographical center of San Francisco, you can get an incredible view from atop the Twin Peaks. The Ohlone called the peaks the “Breasts of the Indian Maiden” for its topological shape.

Union Square

Location

Union Square Art

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

Located in downtown San Francisco, Union Square serves as a spot for the public to use. Union Square has a lot of shops to serve the public, along with the major shopping buildings surrounding Union Square. Be sure to visit on special holidays, such as Christmas for the Christmas tree lightning.

Learn

Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park)

Academy of Sciences

Photo taken by Patrick Buechner

The Academy of Sciences’ mission is to “explore, explain and protect the natural world.” Fun for the whole family, the Academy has sights that will awe and inspire anybody.

Exploratorium

15/17 Pier (Embarcadero)

Exploratorium Entrance

Photo taken by Chris Chabot

The Exploratorium provides hands-on exhibits to teach and demonstrate science. Discovery is the keyword here, to explore the sciences at the Exploratorium.

Nature

Japanese Tea Garden

75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (Golden Gate Park)

Tea Garden

Photo taken by Ursula Benesch

The Japanese Tea Garden gives its visitors the experience of a Japanese garden, with exquisite flowers and décor. The tea garden also offers its visitors tea tasting.

San Francisco Zoo

1 Zoo Road

Zoo Signpost

Photo taken by Kristie Wells

The San Francisco Zoo provides an environment for people to learn and observe animals. From the Aye-aye to the Meerkat, explore the wild at the zoo. There is a new exhibit for every season.

Yerba Buena Gardens

750 Folsom St (SoMa)

Yerba Buena Gardens

Photo taken by Kwong Yee Cheng

Located near Moscone Center, the Yerba Buena Gardens is an excellent place to relax and play. With attractions such as a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink, a carousel, and a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., with the Metreon and the Moscone Center nearby, you can shop, play, or relax.