There are many attractions to visit in San Francisco. Whenever that mood strikes me, there’s no better way to cure those blues than taking a fast trip to the west coast U.S city of San Francisco in the state of California.

The city of San Francisco, which is in northern California, is a coastal city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s well known for its year-round fog, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, rolling cable cars and of course the rather colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District’s Transamerica Pyramid is easily its most distinctive skyscraper. Out in the bay area of the city sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison.


The city streets are world famous for their steep inclines and designs and have been the setting for many a famous car chase over the years.

The streets of San Francisco

The streets of San Francisco along with one of the many city trams.

Indeed the incredible Steve McQueen car chase was filmed across the hilly roads of the city. Terence Steven “Steve” McQueen was an American actor. Called “The King of Cool”, his “anti-hero” persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

For DesignBump fans there is a great design and digital community that thrives in the city and surrounding area. Yet if you are visiting San Francisco for the first time, here are the top 10 attractions to see in San Francisco in 2017.


Top 10 Attractions to Visit in San Francisco


San Francisco also experiences year round fog, notable landmarks in the city include the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars and numerous colorful Victorian houses to name but a few.

Visit San Francisco

Visit San Francisco as seen from high in the clouds.

The Financial District’s Transamerica Pyramid is its most distinctive high rise skyscraper. Out in the bay sits Alcatraz Island, this site of the notorious former prison, now closed but a major visitor attraction.

With its water-centric geography, signature bridge and strong LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) history, San Francisco was officially named a sister city of Sydney in 1968. The direct flights between the two bustling metropolises don’t hurt the relationship either.

Here are the ten greatest sights and attractions to visit in San Francisco during 2017. An essential list of things to see and do when you’re visiting the City by the Bay.