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Weekend Discoveries in San Francisco this Summer

San Francisco

Top 10 Attractions

Experience the vibrant city of downtown San Francisco while staying at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown. Visit for a long summer weekend, and explore the museums, beautiful parks, cable-cars, and all of the distinct neighborhoods that give San Francisco its unique identity.

The Heart of Downtown

The Courtyard San Francisco Downtown offers the perfect location in the heart of the city. Our hotel offers quick access to the city’s best shopping, dining, and local attractions.

Your Weekend Getaway

Spend a weekend away this summer in San Francisco and explore the lively culture of the City by the Bay. Here’s our list of Top 10 Things to do in San Francisco this summer.

#1 - Golden Gate Bridge
As San Francisco’s best known landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must. Walk or bike across the bridge for spectacular views of the Bay Area.
#6 - Museum of Modern Art
Home to renowned collection of modern and contemporary pieces, this museum is one of the largest modern & contemporary art museums in the world. The permanent collection has more than 33,000 sculptures, paintings, photographs, design and architecture art pieces.
#2 - Cable Cars
A classic San Francisco icon, taking a ride on the Cable Cars is a great way to immerse yourself in the history of the city. Hop on to enjoy views of Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Bay. There’s even a Cable Car Museum you can visit to learn more about the history!
#7 - Alcatrez
This famous attraction was originally a lighthouse station converted to a military prison in the 1870’s, and then upgraded to a maximum security prison holding some of the world’s most infamous criminals. The narrated tour will have your imagination running.
#3 - Ferry Building Farmers Market
Head to the market on Saturday’s to take a stroll and discover hundreds of vendors selling local produce, crafts, and unique items.
#8 - Crissy Field
Rent bikes over the weekend to ride the trail through this 4.3 mile ocean front promenade for spectacular views of Golden Gate Bridge. Or you can stroll around and just relax – Crissy Field is a great recreation area.
#4 - Fisherman’s Wharf
The popular waterfront neighborhood of Fisherman’s Wharf has a lot to fill your day including several museums, the famous Ghirardelli chocolate factory, Pier39 and incredible seafood restaurants.
#9 - Chinatown
San Francisco is home to the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and the oldest in America. Explore the markets, specialty shops, and restaurants to immerse yourself in the rich culture.
#5 - Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is a popular weekend destination, perfect for picnics and walking to discover beautiful areas. The park includes gardens, a conservatory, Stow Lake, a Japanese Tea Garden, and more!
#10 - Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is perfect place to visit on a beautiful summer day in San Francisco. At the edge of the Pacific, enjoy this popular dog-friendly beach with bonfires, picnic dinners and stunning sunsets!