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When it operated as a federal prison from 1943 to 1963, Alcatraz housed gangster Al Capone and a number of other hardened criminals, many who unsuccessfully attempted escape over ...
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The San Francisco Giants have a fantastic place to call home. This superb stadium offers breathtaking bay views, better food fare than most ballparks (crab sandwich, anyone?), and ...
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This small, free museum offers a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of SF's famous cable cars. From the museum deck, you can see the engines and massive wheels that pull the ...
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They might look to the kids like something out of a museum, but cable cars, which were introduced in San Francisco in 1878, remain a popular form of public transportation today. ...
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The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class attraction consisting of an aquarium, planetarium, and a natural history museum. There's more than enough to keep the whole ...
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Three of San Francisco's greatest neighborhoods converge in this park that occupies four city blocks and features a playground, tennis courts, plenty of outdoor movies and ...
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Located on the grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts the Exploratorium is a fascinating science museum that will add an educational aspect to your trip. Its highlight is the Tactile ...
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History, scenery and wonderful food, along with the hustle-bustle of Bay Area commuters merge in this working ferry terminal and busy marketplace that's a short walk from San ...
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Fisherman's Wharf is probably the city's most over-the-top and crowded tourist destination. It encompasses a broad swath of north-facing waterfront packed with everything from ...
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The world-famous red suspension bridge isn't just for driving. Families can walk or bike across the 1.7-mile bridge on its sidewalks until dark. The bridge's Gift Center is also a ...
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Golden Gate Park is to San Francisco what Central Park is to New York: a massive rectangle of green in the middle of the city that connects diverse neighborhoods, displays local ...
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With more than 150 flavors of jelly beans, the Jelly Belly Factory is a must see for anyone with a sweet tooth. Founded in 1869, the company has now become a leader in the jelly ...
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Just when you thought you had all the beauty you could handle, after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, along comes the Marin Headlands (on the north side of the bridge) to sweep ...
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San Francisco's unofficial "Little Italy," North Beach is a lively neighborhood of sidewalk cafes, Italian restaurants, bars and boutiques that's walking distance from either ...
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Perhaps the single most popular family attraction in all of San Francisco, Pier 39 is your one-stop-shop for a quintessential Golden Gate experience. Offering beautiful panoramic ...
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The Presidio is San Francisco's largest park and although it was a U.S. military base until 1995, its natural beauty has been preserved so that today it is a great place to enjoy ...
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With its ocean boundary being the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay is an estuary that shows up in many photos of the typical Bay Area tourist. Alcatraz Island and Angel ...
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Treat the family to a day of nonstop thrills, giggles, and excitement at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. The park is filled with exciting rides that are fun for the ...
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This is a must see for families who are drawn to the urban downtown areas or the shopping districts of the cities they visit. Adjacent to the city's financial district, Union ...
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Think you know your Walt Disney history? Take a trip to The Walt Disney Family Museum and find out! The 40,000-square-foot museum takes guests on a tour through the wonderfully ...
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