Matt Emerson WBNL Golden Gate from Fort Baker

In honor of the 79th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2016, we have compiled a list of 79 things to do in and around the City by the Bay.  From the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to Beach Blanket Babylon, there is something for everyone here – so enjoy!  

  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
  21. Get historic at Mission San Francisco
  22. Go to the SF Zoo
  23. Keep an eye open for the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
  24. Hang out at the Cliff House
  25. Take in the ruins of the Sutro Baths
  26. Find serenity at the Japanese Tea Gardens
  27. Take a Segway tour in Golden Gate Park
  28. Take a ride on the Golden Gate Park Carousel
  29. Let out your inner critic at the De Young Museum
  30. Don’t miss the California Academy of Arts and Sciences
  31. Watch the buffalo graze
  32. Walk the Strybing Arboretum
  33. Take in the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers
  34. Shop at Union Square
  35. Visit the Cable Car museum
  36. Walk or drive Lombard Street
  37. Tour Coit Tower
  38. Eat a sundae at Ghirardelli Square
  39. Don’t forget the Cannery
  40. Stop in at the Maritime Historic Site and Museum
  41. Walk Balmy Alley
  42. The Play’s the thing at ACT
  43. Shop, eat and drink at the Ferry Building Marketplace
  44. Take a BART ride
  45. Enjoy a bread-bowl of chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf
  46. Don’t forget the bread at the Boudin Bakery
  47. Board the Red & White Fleet for a different perspective
  48. Ride the Ferry to Sausalito
  49. Taste your way through the many micro-breweries in the area
  50. Explore Chinatown
  51. Visit the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  52. Tour the dramatic Legion of Honor
  53. Take a hike on Angel Island
  54. Discover a different era with the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square
  55. Believe it or Not at Ripley’s
  56. Have a moment of silence at the Grace Cathedral
  57. Get your tiki on at the Tonga Room
  58. Visit the SF Museum of Modern Art
  59. Tour the Contemporary Jewish Museum
  60. Listen to the Wave Organ
  61. Stop by SF City Hall
  62. Discover the Exploratorium
  63. See & hear the latest at The SF Symphony
  64. It’s not over until you-know-who-sings!  Check it out at the SF Opera
  65. Twin Peaks has the view! Great for sunrises and sunsets
  66. Grab a margarita at El Techo de Lolinda
  67. Drive the entire Great Highway
  68. Visit the Haight-Ashbury and Castro Districts
  69. Climb the Filbert Steps
  70. Stroll the Embarcadero
  71. Watch the sea lions at Pier 39
  72. Relax at Dolores Park in the heart of the Mission District
  73. See the world’s longest running musical revue – Beach Blanket Babylon
  74. Walk the six square blocks of Japantown
  75. Hang out with the stars at Madame Tussauds
  76. Enjoy seafood at Alioto’s – now run by the fourth generation of the family
  77. Enjoy the view and a cocktail at the Top of the Mark
  78. Take in the view at Lands End
  79. Honor those who have served at the SF National Cemetery

Matt Emerson WBNL SF from the Golden Gate Bridge