San Francisco Attractions

Looking for Things To Do in San Francisco Bay Area?

As much as we want you to stay at The Willows Inn when you come to San Francisco, the last thing we would suggest is that you spend your days in the inn. That’s because there are so many San Francisco attractions in and around the city, any day of the year (more than you could possibly fit into just one visit). Below is a small sampling of how you might want to spend your time while in San Francisco.

Thursday Night at the Museum

Thursday Night at the Museum

Music, creatures and cocktails 6-10 pm every Thursday night at The California Academy of Sciences.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera

SF Opera 2019 2020 Season: Ernani, Partenope, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, remaining.

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

The season is in full swing. Upcoming concerts include Beethoven, Mozart & Bernstein and more.

San Francisco Jazz Center

San Francisco Jazz Center

The first US center devoted exclusively to jazz. Reviews on the music (and the venue) are melodious to say the least.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SF Museum of Modern Art

Thanks to the generosity of the Doris and Donald Fisher family, SFMOMA now offers more than double the exhibition and gallery space.
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Frameline, the LGBT film festival

Frameline is the official name for the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. It’s the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in the world.

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Gay Pride

June 27 & 28, 2020. All of June is Pride Month, including the Queer Arts Festival, the LGBT Frameline film festival and ending with an amazing parade and two days of celebration.

Frameline 41

June 16 – 28, 2020. Dozens of films, thousands of fans, and a few celebrities. Eleven days, four venues, and an absolute glut of gay, lesbian and trans films and more.

Folsom Street Fair

September 27, 2020. Folsom Street Fair is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”.

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All About the Castro
The Castro is a vibrant neighborhood. We’re surrounded by terrific restaurants, pubs, gyms, shops, parks, a vintage theatre and more. There’s always something going on in the Castro, and these sites can help you learn more.
Annual San Francisco Events

These help us stay in touch.

Natural and Man Made Beauty
We have the only National Park within city limits in the country, and that’s just the beginning. Whether you prefer the beach, hiking, sightseeing, whale watching, a ferry ride or just a lazy day in the park, you’ll find it here.
The Classic Tourist Reasons
It’s not mandatory that you ride a cable car or bike or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, but we’ll be pretty disappointed if you don’t. Where else are you going to do that?
The Shopping, Retail Therapy!
Do we have shopping in San Francisco? Let’s just say you wouldn’t be the first guest to buy an additional piece of luggage to accommodate all the loot to be had in Union Square, the Ferry Building, Noe Valley and elsewhere.
Our Favorite Restaurants
We love to eat out in San Francisco, and you will, too. With over 3,000 choices, just within the city limits, the hardest part is deciding where to go tonight!
Culture and Entertainment
From the Fringe Festival to Broadway shows on tour, our own world-renown SF Symphony, Opera and Ballet companies, to our fifty-two museums, countless galleries, comedy clubs, live music venues and more, you will never run out of things to do.
For the Jock in You!
We have a number of bike sharing options, and plenty of hills to guarantee you a great work out. When you’ve done that, you can towel off and head to the (seasonally-appropriate) park/stadium/arena and watch someone else excel in sports. And, you can even participate with some of these groups.
Causes and Organizations
Some of the organizations and causes we support.
Spas and Erotic Exploration
Relax. Get a massage. You’ve earned it.
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