Known for its breathtaking views, cable cars, steep streets, and diverse culture, San Francisco is a city sure to keep you entertained. This to do list features historic neighborhoods, museums, and new cuisine. Ready to hit the streets? 

The Golden Gate Bridge 

Built during the Great Depression, this bridge is a work of art and a global icon. A lot of history lies in the nuts and bolts of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the views are just spectacular. Go for a walk, a bike ride, or a hike and explore the wonders of the Bridge and its surrounding areas. 

Picnic at the Golden Gate Park 

The Golden Gate Park is a large urban park home to unique gardens such as the Rose, Japanese Tea, and Shakespeare. In addition, the scenery is perfect for Instagram photos, so grab a blanket and some snacks and head out for a relaxing day at Golden Gate Park. 

The San Francisco Zoo 

Open from 10am to 5pm, the zoo hosts animals from all over the world. Meet creatures from all over the world and enjoy the many food options and unique souvenirs on offer here. 

Haight & Ashbury  

Haight & Ashbury, also known as The Haight, is one of the most eccentric and retro neighborhoods in San Francisco. Bordering Golden Gate Park, The Haight takes you back to the 1960s with its tie-dye, record, and vintage shops. 


The food, people, history, and culture truly make Chinatown one of the most popular tourist sites for our Asian students at Hult—a home away from home. Also, check out Japantown for a deeper dive into Asian culture and food! 

Visit Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39 

Located at the northern waterfront and less than a 5-minute walk from campus, Fisherman’s Wharf is home to tourists, pier staff, and Hult students. The wharf and Pier 39 are two of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, filled with fun activities, good seafood, a colony of sea lions, souvenir shops, and much more. 


Alcatraz is by far the most popular tourist site in the bay area. Visiting Alcatraz is truly an experience to remember, from the ride on the ferry to the tour guide of the island and the self-guided tour of the prison. 

Sunset cruise at The Bay 

Being in San Francisco means that you’re close to the water and have many water-based activities at your disposal. From jetskiing to surfing and cruises, you can experience a lot at the waterfront and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Museum of Modern Art 

The Museum of Modern Art is a modern contemporary art museum that transports you to another world. Elevate your mind as you take a walk through the art pieces and exhibitions on offer here. This is a great place to tap into the luxurious San Francisco aesthetic. 

The Exploratorium 

San Francisco is a hub for innovation and advancement in technology, and this museum is all about the arts, science, and perception. Located by the waterfront, it was first opened to the public in 1969. Their galleries, artworks, and exhibitions aim to encourage individuals to become active explorers and be curious to learn.