- Our list of the best things to do in San Francisco, California, features the top 894 nearby activities — including 328 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- San Francisco, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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Rodgers-Smith Park is a large recreational park that provides a myriad of activities for all ages. It includes swings, slides and a sand pit for children, and a baseball field, basketball court and bocce ball court for adults.
The Diablo Theatre Company performs a variety of Broadway musical productions, both reimagined classics and new works. The company offers acting camps in the summer for kids, and conducts other educational programs.
In business since 1980, Spinnaker Sailing School offers sailing lessons on the San Francisco Bay. The school is staffed by knowledgeable and experienced sailors and teachers, and offers a sailing club, as well.
Family-owned and operated Climbing Monkeys Winery is available for tastings by appointment only. Visitors can set up a tour of the winery, where they can choose from Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and grape blends.
Running along a canal, Contra Costa Canal Trail is a horseshoe-shaped, paved trail measuring 13.8 miles. It intersects other regional trails and can be used for biking, walking, horseback riding and viewing of wildlife that frequent the canal.
Poplar Beach is popular with animal lovers because dogs on leashes are allowed right on the beach, and, in addition, riders can ride horses on the beach. This beach connects to the Coastside Trail, and has stunning views of the ocean.