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Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco Part 2

Well my first Top Ten Things To Do In San Francisco list was a success (I think) and I had several comments and suggestions from folks to include others so I decided to put together a part 2. In the future I’ll have several more of these Top Ten Lists as well so keep coming back to SFPhotorama for more!

The items on this list and the last one (Top Ten Things To Do In San Francisco) are some of the things I enjoy doing in San Francisco and I recommend it to others as well. When friends and relatives visit San Francisco and ask for recommendations these are some of the places I recommend. Everyone visiting San Francisco should know about this.

Ride or Walk Down Lombard Street
Enjoy The Farmers Market At The Ferry Building
Have A Clam Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf
Take The Ferry To Alcatraz
Ferry Ride To Tiburon/Suasalito
Take A Relaxing Tour Of The Japanese Tea Gardens
View the Painted Ladies from Alamo Square
Take a stroll at the Palace of Fine Arts grounds
Enjoy a classic film at the Castro Theatre
Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay + Skyline from Marin Headlands

Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco

I’m trying to post many of these Top 10 Lists here on San Francisco Pictures. Keep coming back for more in the future and I’ll have many more choices.

So this is the first time you are visiting San Francisco then I would suggest you visit some of the following places. I have my favorite places to visit and restaurants and bars to hang out and drink and dine at. Here’s my favorite list of must go to places. They are fun and definitely worth visiting for the first timer to San Francisco.

I have a pretty good list of stuff to do below. Lots of museums, places to go have drinks such as coffee or cocktails. Some of the more colorful neighborhoods like North Beach and even the Financial District. Also to note several of the items below are free. The Cable Car Museum is FREE, the Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory is FREE (although they will ask you to pay them some change for taking a photo), the Carnelian Room View is FREE but you do need to pay for cocktails. Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge is FREE as well.

Enjoy the list!

1 – Museum Of Modern Art in Soma
2 – Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown
3 – Deyoung Museum in Golden Gate Park
4 – Carnelian Room for cocktails in Financial District for some of the BEST views of the city
5 – Cappuccino at Cafe Trieste in North Beach
6 – Cable Car Museum in Nob Hill
7 – Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
8 – Ride a Cable Car
9 – Belden Place
10 – Ride the F Line Street Car To Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39

I have a photo of each of the top 10 things to do in San Francisco below. I decided to slip 2 photos of the Cable Car and the Golden Gate Bridge as I couldn’t decide between each of them

Believe – Macy’s Christmas 2008 Window

I think this is one of the best window decorations I’ve seen at Macy’s. I love the red color – and it’s very Macy’s inspired which is what they were going after and they definitely succeeded.

I love the shot of the ‘Believe’ sign as it’s turned out quite nice here. Perfect enough for a Christmas card, don’t you think so?

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Union Square Ice Skating – Christmas 2008

Here’s a video of the ice skating rink in Union Square in action. Looks like a lot of fun! So let’s go and try it out.

Union Square Christmas Tree – 2008

It’s always so nice to see the Christmas Tree in Union Square every year. I shot this last night and it was a pretty cold night but definitely worth taking the photos. I also love the fact that we have an ice skating rink at Union Square this year. It’s perfect for the holidays and a great idea. I loved looking at all the family’s on the ice skating around with all the beautiful San Francisco buildings – including Macy’s, the St Francis Hotel and the Tiffany Building. It was perfection!

Go check it out before the holidays are over because it’s just nice to see the fun folks are having at the rink. Oh and before it’s all torn down and put away until next year. Is it going to be back next year? Not sure as this is the first time but maybe it would.