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Top Things To Do in San Francisco

1. Visit Alcatraz

When visiting San Francisco then you must take a trip Alcatraz. Alcatraz Island is in the middle of San Francisco Bay and is a famous prison that was once the home to Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud (the 'Birdman of Alcatraz'). Take a trip to the island and learn all about the fascinating history of this place and get to see and imagine what prison life here would have been like.

2. Take in the view from the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge which has become a recognisable symbol of San Francisco. Take a walk across the bridge and stop along the way to check out the amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. But be careful the bridge can often sway 27 feet in high winds!

3. View some Oddities

You want weird? Then why not take a trip to Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum (south side of Jefferson Street - 415 771 6188) for 'oddball, silly, weird and funny attractions' that you can believe (or not!)…

4. Visit the Castro

Visit the Castro, San Francisco's 'Gay Mecca'. The area was responsible for electing San Francisco's first openly gay politician - Harvey Milk. And you may recall that Harvey Milk recently had a film made about him, called ‘Milk’ starring Sean Penn which told the story of his plight as an American gay activist and how he become the first gay elected official.

5. Visit the SF MoMA

Take in the 9000 photographs, 3200 architectural drawings and 5500 paintings at the SF MoMA - that's the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to you and I. But don't go on Wednesdays or you won't see much (it’s closed!).