Best museums in San Francisco

Check out the top museums in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Beach Chalet
1. Beach Chalet
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54 local reviews
1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 386-8439
American Restaurant
Jeremy & Laura
Near the beach and homeade beers. Great fish and chips! Outdoor area is nice, eating upstairs gives you a grea…
Suzy(S.Y.)
Taste the local beers brewed here while enjoy views of Ocean Beach/Golden Gate Park. Happy hours, live music …
Phil
Upstairs is a restaurant that overlooks the Ocean. Downstairs is cheaper and you can sit outside and try out t…
1. Beach Chalet
1. Beach Chalet
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54 local reviews
1000 Great Highway, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 386-8439
Jeremy & Laura
Jeremy & Laura
Near the beach and homeade beers. Great fish and chips! Outdoor area is nice, eating upstairs gives you a great view. Enjoy the museum on th…
Suzy(S.Y.)
Suzy(S.Y.)
Taste the local beers brewed here while enjoy views of Ocean Beach/Golden Gate Park. Happy hours, live music and weekend BBQs - local happe…
Phil
Phil
Upstairs is a restaurant that overlooks the Ocean. Downstairs is cheaper and you can sit outside and try out their brews. Great for a nice d…
2. Land’s End
2. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Trail
Suzy(S.Y.)
Walk straight up 4 blocks to Geary and a bit more to Point Lobos Blvd, turn left and walk straight to Lands E…
Christina
This spectacular hike starts at Ocean Beach. Check out the Cliff House Museum/Gift shop then head down to the …
David
Wander or bike here with many secret spots along the way, or branch off into residential or commercial areas, …
2. Land’s End
2. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Suzy(S.Y.)
Suzy(S.Y.)
Walk straight up 4 blocks to Geary and a bit more to Point Lobos Blvd, turn left and walk straight to Lands End Look Out point museum. His…
Christina
Christina
This spectacular hike starts at Ocean Beach. Check out the Cliff House Museum/Gift shop then head down to the Sutro Baths. Hike up and down …
David
David
Wander or bike here with many secret spots along the way, or branch off into residential or commercial areas, Sutro Baths, museums, or walk …
3. Fisherman's Wharf
3. Fisherman's Wharf
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60 local reviews
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
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Jason
Seafood, wax museums, sea lions, and clams. Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction…
Henry
Seafood, wax museums, sea lions, and clams. Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction…
Gloria
Lots of fun things to do/see: Ferries to Alcatraz, the Exploratorium and Wax Museums, Aquarium, sea lions, sh…
3. Fisherman's Wharf
3. Fisherman's Wharf
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60 local reviews
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Jason
Jason
Seafood, wax museums, sea lions, and clams. Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California…
Henry
Henry
Seafood, wax museums, sea lions, and clams. Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California…
Gloria
Gloria
Lots of fun things to do/see: Ferries to Alcatraz, the Exploratorium and Wax Museums, Aquarium, sea lions, shops, restaurants and more. Tr…
4. Golden Gate Park
4. Golden Gate Park
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223 local reviews
Park
Jayme
This park is huge, and there is so much to do there. You can spend an afternoon in the gardens, or walk throu…
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy Dri…
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest …
4. Golden Gate Park
4. Golden Gate Park
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223 local reviews
Jayme
Jayme
This park is huge, and there is so much to do there. You can spend an afternoon in the gardens, or walk through the Japanese tea garden, or…
Dillon
Dillon
Go any day, any time, although Sundays are especially nice because cars are not allowed on John F. Kennedy Drive, the park's main thoroughfa…
Caite
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest renting a bike (see below), bu…
5. The Presidio Trails
5. The Presidio Trails
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65 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
Park
Erin
A former military base for both Spain and the US, the Presidio is loaded with local history, archaeological di…
Mimi and Mosh
A forest begins just minutes from our unit. Not only a forest, but the Disney Museum, a military museum, Lucas…
Elizabeth
Take a walk or run along Chrissy Field toward the GG Bridge; hear the waves crashing and sometime a dolphin si…
5. The Presidio Trails
5. The Presidio Trails
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65 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
Erin
Erin
A former military base for both Spain and the US, the Presidio is loaded with local history, archaeological dig sites/artifacts, hiking trai…
Mimi and Mosh
Mimi and Mosh
A forest begins just minutes from our unit. Not only a forest, but the Disney Museum, a military museum, Lucas Studios on a beautiful, spraw…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Take a walk or run along Chrissy Field toward the GG Bridge; hear the waves crashing and sometime a dolphin sighting. Then stroll into the P…
6. Asian Art Museum
6. Asian Art Museum
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26 local reviews
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-581-3500
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Barbara
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world,…
Dillon
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western World devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its…
Katia
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world,…
6. Asian Art Museum
6. Asian Art Museum
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26 local reviews
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-581-3500
Barbara
Barbara
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18,000 works o…
Dillon
Dillon
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western World devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its holdings include nearly 15,00…
Katia
Katia
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18,000 works o…
7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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122 local reviews
151 3rd Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 357-4000
Art Museum
Nadya
With a finger on technology's pulse, this premier West Coast modern-art venue just keeps getting better. The S…
Dillon
With a finger on technology's pulse, this premier West Coast modern-art venue just keeps getting better. The S…
Leila
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A…
7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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122 local reviews
151 3rd Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415 357-4000
Nadya
Nadya
With a finger on technology's pulse, this premier West Coast modern-art venue just keeps getting better. The San Francisco Museum of Modern …
Dillon
Dillon
With a finger on technology's pulse, this premier West Coast modern-art venue just keeps getting better. The San Francisco Museum of Modern …
Leila
Leila
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOM…
8. Yerba Buena Gardens
8. Yerba Buena Gardens
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7 local reviews
750 Howard Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-820-3550
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jamey & Carole
Surrounded by museums, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a skating rink...you can't go wrong. Tons of shopping…
Joanne
This is my favorite spot in San Francisco. The Martin Luther King Memorial and SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewis…
Eoin & Susie
Contains a Martin Luther King memorial, which is one of our favourite tranquil spots in the city.
8. Yerba Buena Gardens
8. Yerba Buena Gardens
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7 local reviews
750 Howard Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-820-3550
Jamey & Carole
Jamey & Carole
Surrounded by museums, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a skating rink...you can't go wrong. Tons of shopping and places to eat, as well.
Joanne
Joanne
This is my favorite spot in San Francisco. The Martin Luther King Memorial and SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Children's Creat…
Eoin & Susie
Eoin & Susie
Contains a Martin Luther King memorial, which is one of our favourite tranquil spots in the city.
9. Musée Mécanique
9. Musée Mécanique
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18 local reviews
45 Sausalito - San Francisco Pier 41, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-346-2000
MuseumStorePoint of interest
Daniel
This is an arcade museum with many mechanical oddities that paved the way for modern video games.
Alex
Part museum, part arcade. Many classic and historical machines from the early days and beyond.
Illina
The Musée Mécanique is an interactive museum with 20th-century penny mechanical arcade games. Try the boxing g…
9. Musée Mécanique
9. Musée Mécanique
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18 local reviews
45 Sausalito - San Francisco Pier 41, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-346-2000
Daniel
Daniel
This is an arcade museum with many mechanical oddities that paved the way for modern video games.
Alex
Alex
Part museum, part arcade. Many classic and historical machines from the early days and beyond.
Illina
Illina
The Musée Mécanique is an interactive museum with 20th-century penny mechanical arcade games. Try the boxing game. The owner skates around i…
10. Legion of Honor
10. Legion of Honor
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65 local reviews
100 34th Avenue, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-750-3600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
fiona
Great museum!. A short steep walk from our house or take a longer more scenic route to approach from the Lands…
Nadya
The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. An art museum with a collection that …
Alice
Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful neoclass…
10. Legion of Honor
10. Legion of Honor
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65 local reviews
100 34th Avenue, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-750-3600
fiona
fiona
Great museum!. A short steep walk from our house or take a longer more scenic route to approach from the Lands end trail They have extensive…
Nadya
Nadya
The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. An art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of histor…
Alice
Alice
Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful neoclassic building overlooking Lincol…
11. San Francisco
11. San Francisco
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77 local reviews
San Francisco, San Francisco
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Kathryn
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You can definitely find anything there - worl…
Maureen
Beautiful city on the Bay with many exciting things to see and do. Good food, museums, shopping,tours, concert…
Lisa and Wade
We hear there are a few things to see in SF :) Alcatraz, GG Bridge, Presidio/Chrissy Field, GG Park, Asian Mus…
11. San Francisco
11. San Francisco
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77 local reviews
San Francisco, San Francisco
Kathryn
Kathryn
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You can definitely find anything there - world class restaurants, museums, …
Maureen
Maureen
Beautiful city on the Bay with many exciting things to see and do. Good food, museums, shopping,tours, concerts, parks and sightseeing. Gold…
Lisa and Wade
Lisa and Wade
We hear there are a few things to see in SF :) Alcatraz, GG Bridge, Presidio/Chrissy Field, GG Park, Asian Museum, Chinatown, MOMA, the Emba…
12. The Walt Disney Family Museum
12. The Walt Disney Family Museum
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21 local reviews
104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-345-6800
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Barbara
The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The muse…
Matthew
A really fun museum for kids. It highlights Walt Disney's personal history, and offers a lot of fun memorabili…
Raphael
Every day of the week (except Tuesdays), the Walt Disney Museum shows a classic Disney movie in their Fantasia…
12. The Walt Disney Family Museum
12. The Walt Disney Family Museum
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21 local reviews
104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-345-6800
Barbara
Barbara
The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The museum is located in The Presidio …
Matthew
Matthew
A really fun museum for kids. It highlights Walt Disney's personal history, and offers a lot of fun memorabilia, movie clips, and interactiv…
Raphael
Raphael
Every day of the week (except Tuesdays), the Walt Disney Museum shows a classic Disney movie in their Fantasia Theater. These films range fr…