San Francisco has much more than just the Golden Gate and its awesome beaches. Let me cover a few of them here, and a few more would need another write-up.
Crissy Field: It was an Army airfield earlier, which is just a national recreational area now. It is just next to the Fort Point and Golden Gate and provides you with great views of the coast (that’s the Alcatraz Island in the first pic below, overlooking the crissy field).
Alcatraz Island: Home to the (in)famous prison, this is a must-see for those who love history. However, you would need to set aside half-a-day for it.
Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and Ghiradelli Square: One can have a nice stroll through the area, shop, eat, and even see Sea Lions at the wharf. Don’t forget to try the scrumptious Ghiradelli Chocolate, since you would be at the place of their original Headquarters.
Painted Ladies: A term used for Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings painted in three or more colors that add to their architectural beauty. Here’s a shot from Alamo Square Park.
Twin peaks: One can get quite spectacular views of San Francisco from up there. I would suggest spending the twilight time there, stretching into the dark. It was quite misty that day, so I could not take the night-time views. But an evening spent there is still a good memory for us.