05/27/2016 03:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

79 Things to Do in San Francisco Over Memorial Day Weekend!


In honor of the 79th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, we have compiled a list of 79 things to do over the long weekend. There is something for everyone here - so enjoy! For links to more info go to and click away!

  1. Park your car and walk across the bridge
  2. Tour the Fort Point National Historic Site
  3. Go to Baker and Marshall's Beach

  4. Visit the Battery Chamberlin

  5. Check out the GG Bridge Welcome Center

  6. Don't miss the Golden Gate Overlook

  7. The Torpedo Wharf offers up great views of the bridge

  8. Wander in Muir Woods National Monument

  9. Take a drive or cycle through the Marin Headlands

  10. Tour Fort Baker

  11. Stay (or eat and drink) at the Cavallo Point Lodge

  12. Stop at the Muir Beach Overlook

  13. Take a walk on Muir Beach

  14. While we're talking beaches - check out Stinson Beach

  15. Don't miss the Point Bonita Lighthouse

  16. Have an Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista cafe

  17. Hop a boat to Alcatraz

  18. Go to the Walt Disney Family Museum

  19. Discover the Presidio

  20. Experience the 49 Mile Drive
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  22. Get historic at Mission San Francisco

  23. Go to the SF Zoo

  24. Keep an eye open for the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill

  25. Hang out at the Cliff House

  26. Take in the ruins of the Sutro Baths

  27. Find serenity at the Japanese Tea Gardens

  28. Take a Segway tour in Golden Gate Park

  29. Take a ride on the Golden Gate Park Carousel

  30. Let out your inner critic at the De Young Museum

  31. Don't miss the California Academy of Arts and Sciences

  32. Watch the buffalo graze

  33. Walk the Strybing Arboretum

  34. Take in the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers

  35. Shop at Union Square

  36. Visit the Cable Car museum

  37. Walk or drive Lombard Street

  38. Tour Coit Tower

  39. Eat a sundae at Ghirardelli Square

  40. Don't forget the Cannery

  41. Stop in at the Maritime Historic Site and Museum
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  43. Walk Balmy Alley

  44. Catch The Last Five Years at ACT

  45. Shop, eat and drink at the Ferry Building Marketplace

  46. Take a BART ride

  47. Enjoy a bread-bowl of chowder at Fisherman's Wharf

  48. Don't forget the bread at the Boudin Bakery

  49. Board the Red & White Fleet for a different perspective

  50. Ride the Ferry to Sausalito

  51. Taste your way through the many micro-breweries in the area

  52. Explore Chinatown

  53. Visit the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

  54. Tour the dramatic Legion of Honor

  55. Take a hike on Angel Island

  56. Discover a different era with the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square

  57. Believe it or Not at Ripley's

  58. Have a moment of silence at the Grace Cathedral

  59. Get your tiki on at the Tonga Room

  60. Visit the SF Museum of Modern Art

  61. Tour the Contemporary Jewish Museum

  62. Listen to the Wave Organ
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  64. Stop by SF City Hall
  65. Discover the Exploratorium
  66. See & hear Leonard Bernstein's On The Town at The SF Symphony
  67. or there is always Carmen at the SF Opera
  68. Twin Peaks has the view! Great for sunrises and sunsets
  69. Grab a margarita at El Techo de Lolinda
  70. Drive the entire Great Highway
  71. Visit the Haight-Ashbury and Castro Districts
  72. Climb the Filbert Steps
  73. Stroll the Embarcadero
  74. Watch the sea lions at Pier 39
  75. Relax at Dolores Park in the heart of the Mission District
  76. See the world's longest running musical revue - Beach Blanket Babylon
  77. Walk the six square blocks of Japantown
  78. Hang out with the stars at Madame Tussauds
  79. Enjoy seafood at Alioto's - now run by the fourth generation of the family
  80. Enjoy the view and a cocktail at the Top of the Mark
  81. Take in the view at Lands End
  82. Honor those who have served at the SF National Cemetery


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