My San Francisco Bay Area Bucket List Since moving to the city a few short months ago, I soon realized that the city has so much more to offer than I initially thought. More mountains to climb, more beaches to play in, more sights to see. I’ll sure have fun crossing these items off my list! Anything else I should add to my San Francisco bucket list?! “san francisco has always been a dreamer’s city; a far-flung city perched on the edge of the sea where far-fetched fantasies have a way of catching hold and hatching into reality.” First time to the city? Check out The First Time Visitors Guide to San Francisco. San Francisco Bucket List: HIKES Mount Tamalpais Lands End Trail ✓ Point Bonita Lighthouse ✓ Mission Peak ✓ Coit Tower The Stanford Dish ✓ Palo Alto Foothills ✓ Alamere Falls Lyon Street Steps Dips Trail (Muir Woods) Los Gatos Creek Trail Mt. Diablo Marshall Beach Coastal Trail Purisima Creek Redwoods ✓ Montara Mountain Gray Whale Cove Trail Muir Beach Lookout ✓ Mount Davidson Hike to the highest spot in Angel Island Grizzly Peak Stonewall Panoramic Trail Inspiration Peak SIGHTS Baker Beach ✓ Sea Cliff ✓ Whale watching cruise iFly indoor skydiving ✓ Visit the Buffalo in Golden Gate Park Cal Academy – make sure to see the planetarium Have a Bonfire on Ocean Beach see the sailboats in the Marina District ✓ Outside Lands Music Festival (Golden Gate Park in August) Billy Goat Hill Park (swings with view of whole city) Mosaic Stairway ✓ See Alcatraz at Night ✓ walt disney museum See a Giant’s Game at AT&T Park Take a tour of AT&T Park ✓ exploratorium visit SF MoMA Ferry Building (samples!!!) ✓ take my little nephew to the SF Zoo ✓ Palace of Fine Arts ✓ de Young Museum walk across the golden gate bridge ✓ go horseback riding on the beach ✓ yoga on the labyrinth at grace cathedral yerba buena gardens festival Eat too much at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Fly Kites on Chrissy Field Go paddle boating on Stow Lake Drive the 49-Mile Drive Take the ferry from San Francisco —> Sausalito Find the Full House House (Painted Ladies) ✓ Take a Picture with the Facebook “LIKE” Button ✓ Foster City Canals ✓ Oakland Temple with View Fort Point ✓ See the elephant seals in Año Nuevo State Park ✓ play tennis in golden gate park Visit Ocean Beach ✓ Grand View Park See the Fireworks in the City on New Years Eve Witness the Sunset on top of Twin Peaks ✓ EATS Lucca Ravioli Company Flour & Co. Happy Moose Juice Restaurant inside Town Hall Sexy Soup Food Cart Fog City Diner ✓ Tour It’s-Its ice cream sandwich factory Eating Tour through Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” Sourdough Class at La Victoria’s Mama’s Eat a burrito in the Mission ✓✓ || never enough Bacon Bacon Mozzeria SF Thai food with Sunshine Cliff House ✓ || the popovers are amazing! TOWN ✓ Refuge ✓ Sam’s Chowder House ✓ TREATS Twirl and Dip Ice Cream Truck Bi-Rite Creamery (a must for your San Francisco bucket list!) ✓ Golden Gate Bakery Tartine Nosh This Smitten Ice Cream Ice cream sundaes at Ghirardelli Square ✓ Cream Puffs at Beard Papa ✓ Get Chinese Mai Tai’s at Li Po Cocktail Lounge ✓ Chile Pies and Ice Cream Dynamo Donut and Coffee Cruffins at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse ✓ The Loving Cup Fortune Cookie Factory Have drinks at the Ritz Carlton in HMB ✓ Cowabunga Creamery ✓ CREAM ✓ DAY/WEEKEND TRIPS Tiburon – go bike riding around the island Sausalito ✓ Santa Cruz ✓ explore Berkeley Marin Headlands ✓ Angel Island Los Gatos ✓ Sacramento ✓ Point Reyes National Seashore – Tomales Bay Oyster Farm/Point Reyes Shipwreck _ /✓ Go horseback riding on the beach with ricochet ridge ranch Jelly Belly Factory Moss Beach/Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Pescadero ✓ Muir Woods ✓ Yosemite National Park ✓ Pacific Coast Highway (Mendocino – Big Sur) ✓ Fort Bragg (glass beach) ✓ Big Sur ✓ Morro Bay Beach / Hearst Castle / Elephant Seal Vista Point (San Luis Obispo) Felton (near Santa Cruz) Monterey whale watching in summer/fall months (april-november) Mendocino ✓ 17 mile drive ✓ Hot air balloon ride in Napa ✓ Half Moon Bay // Pumpkin Festival // Ritz Carlton HMB Capitola by the Sea Davenport Stay over at Pigeon Point Lighthouse Gilroy Garlic Festival Zipline in the Santa Cruz Mountains Visit Lake Tahoe in the Winter ✓ and Summer ✓ For more items to put on your San Francisco bucket list, check out: 24 Bucket List Things to Do in San Francisco // *THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. This means that if you make a booking after clicking on one of these links, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for the support and help keeping the site free of charge for everyone to enjoy!