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Top Ten Sites In San Francisco

Since I’ve lived here in San Francisco for over 15 years I know that the below list are the sites that are most popular with visitors and tourists that come to San Francisco. Unfortunately this is not my favorite list but it’s definitely the places that folks go to over and over again. The best time to come to San Francisco is not really the Summer months but more later on in the Summer. I’d say late August and on if you want warmth. Although San Francisco does not really get that hot but lately we’ve been having some heat spells here and it’s not feeling great.

If you are a photographer and you like your photos to look bright and sunny then choose to not come in May, June or July as those months it tends to get foggy, cloudy and over cast. I’d say just before May is good like February, March and April and late August, September, October, November and December. You’ll get the most sun in those months. Of course it’s not going to be warm but you can’t have it all can you? At least you’ll have beautifully exposed pics. Just bring warmer clothes of course.

So here’s the list and any first time visitor should check these sites out. Photos below as well.


Golden Gate Bridge
Bay Bridge
City Hall Building
Painted Ladies – Alamo Square
Grace Cathedral
Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 39
AT&T Park
Union Square

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