San Francisco October 04, 2017
10 Hidden Attractions Locals Keep To Themselves In San Francisco
There are a lot of iconic and popular attractions in San Francisco. However, there are some attractions that seem to stay under the radar. You’ll be surprised how many of these wonderful spots are overlooked or kept secret. How many of these attractions and places do you know in the city?
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Spire
The Spire is a 100ft-tall art installation located off Arguello Blvd in Presidio Park. The Spire consists of 38 large cypress trunks, and is today a large natural art installation.
2. The Wave Organ
The Wave Organ is a sculpture located on the shore of San Francisco Bay. What is it? The Wave Organ creates sounds by interacting with the waves of the bay from several different stations. The Wave Organ is located at
1 Yacht Rd
3. The Octagon House
The Octagon House is in the Marina District. Built in 1861, today it houses the Colonial and Federal Periods Decorative Arts Museum that is open to the public a few days a month. A true hidden gem. The address is
2645 Gough Street, Marina District
4. Wells Fargo Museum
Check out the often overlooked Wells Fargo’s flagship museum in the heart of the financial district in Downtown. The museum is located where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852! The address is
20 Montgomery Street, 94104
5. Camera Obscura
The Camera Obscura is behind the very popular Cliff House in Ocean Beach. However, many overlook this wonder. This is the oldest camera obscura in the nation and the only one that exists in a free standing building.
6. Clarion Alley
Clarion Alley is an alley in the Mission District off Valencia between 17th Street and Sycamore Street. In general, the Mission District is where most murals in San Francisco are located. The murals in Clarion Alley are everywhere from garage doors, on the walls of businesses, and all over buildings throughout the district.
7. Mount Davidson
Mount Davidson is sorely overlooked, but a great place to visit because it is the highest natural point in San Francisco. The hike here is short and steep and features priceless views that are rare for the city. Mount Davidson is located
Dalewood Way & Myra Way, San Francisco
8. Mission Creek
Mission Creek is at 4th St & Channel Street in the City. Mission Creek Park has house boats and is a true hidden gem tucked among the buildings within San Francisco’s new Mission Bay neighborhood. Mission Creek is a quiet place to stroll and do many sports.
9. Farallon Islands
The Farallon Islands are technically part of San Francisco yet 27 miles off the coast. This is truly an overlooked and hidden gem that features one of the premier Great White Shark feeding grounds.
10. Immigrant Point Overlook
The view at Immigrant Point will surely dazzle and better yet the lack of crowds too. . From this overlook you'll see amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands, and more. This overlook is located in the Presidio.
Have you seen any of these places or attractions? Let us know. Share your thoughts. If you’re curious about other off the wall stuff in the city then check out
The Wine Cruise On The Bay In San Francisco You’ll Absolutely Love.