San Francisco MOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
151 3rd Street, San Francisco
The San Francisco MOMA belongs to one of the best art museums in the country. The opening hours differ in summer and winter, as well as their admissions. Please check their web page in advance for further details.
De Young Fine Arts Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Contemporary art museum located in Golden Gate Park with changing exhibitions. Please check their page for upcoming events and admissions.
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue, at Clement Street, San Francisco
The Legion of Honor is an art museum at Presidio that belongs to the De Young Museum. Temporary exhibitions. Please check their page for upcoming events and admissions.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
This San Francisco museum is a combination of a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest. Please check their page for upcoming events and admissions.
From 1934 to 1969 Alcatraz was the home for America’s most notorious prisoners. Today it is a famous sight in San Francisco. Please check their page for upcoming events and admission. Please note that all Alcatraz tours are operated by the same company but sold by different operators that charge a fee to do the reservation for you. To avoid extra fees use the link above.
Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street, San Francisco
Riding the cable car in San Francisco is one thing, learning about their history and how they are run the other. Within the museum you can see the huge engines and winding wheels that pull the cable cars through San Francisco. Free admission.
San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Decent priced tickets in the upper levels enable everyone to explore the opera once and might be the reason for the omnium-gatherum. For their playing schedule check their webpage in advance.
San Francisco Symphony
201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
The world famous San Francisco Symphony is a must do when in the city. In summer they play a free concert in Golden Gate Park and occasionally they hold events at the Shoreline Amphitheatre (South Bay Area) and at Flint Center (De Anza College, Cupertino/South Bay). For their playing schedule check their webpage in advance.
The Warfield Theatre
982 Market Street, San Francisco
Popular event venue for rock and alternative concerts in the Tenderloin. San Francisco Union Square is in walking distance.
The Filmore, 1805 Geary Street, San Francisco
Smaller concert venue and popular for rock and alternative music events. Close to Union Square.
Yoshis SF, 1330 Filmore Street, San Francisco
Famous venue for Jazz concerts. They also have a branch in Oakland. Close to Japantown.