San Francisco Baking Institute
The San Francisco Baking Institute has been one of the world's most prestigious centers for the craft of baking since its founding in 1996. For more details about the San Francisco Baking Institute, visit http://www.sfbi.com.
Angel Island State Park
A historic state park on San Francisco Bay, Angel Island offers tram tours, bike rentals, and sea kayaking. Angel Island is a microcosm of U.S. history spanning from the Miwok Indian times through the Cold War. Visit http://www.angelisland.com.
A landmark park in the heart of San Francisco, Union Square boasts shopping and an active theater district. Surrounding the park square are major department stores and luxury boutiques. For more details, visit http://www.unionsquareshop.com .
Experience the culture and character of Asia at the restaurants, shops, markets and bakeries of Chinatown. San Francisco's Chinatown begins at the dragon-crested gate at Grant Avenue and Bush Street, a gift from the Republic of China in 1969. Try Dim Sum, a savory Chinese breakfast.
Although its oldest building, the Woolen Mill, dates back to 1864, Ghirardelli Square is famous for its years as a chocolate factory, from 1893 until the 1960s. In 1964, Ghirardelli Square became the country's first manufacturing complex renovated into a marketplace, and boasts prime bay views.
San Francisco Cow Palace
Since 1941, the San Francisco Cow Palace has welcomed visitors for year-round events, conventions, and livestock shows, and is home of the famous Grand National Rodeo. For event and ticket information, call 866-764-1377 or visit http://www.cowpalace.com.
The Asian Art Museum
One of the largest museums in the world, the Asian Art Museum is devoted to Asian art with a collection of 15,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is one of the most technologically advanced in the world with more than a million books, 400 electronic work stations and a children's discovery center.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, SFMOMA houses an extensive collection of art from the 20th century, including paintings, sculpture, photography, architecture and design. Visit http://www.sfmoma.org.