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San Francisco is known for its cool summers, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and unique landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, vintage cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf and the Chinatown district.

San Francisco: Hub of Exploration and Adventure

San Francisco is ranked #1 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America- Niche, 2018

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

Golden Gate Park

Explore Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco's most amazing places with 1,017 acres to explore lakes, picnic areas, monuments and gardens.

Muir Woods National Park in Northern California

Muir Woods National Monument

Visit Muir Woods National Monument where you will find a park of 240 acres filled with redwood trees.

Other Popular Things to Do

San Francisco Cable Cars

Take a ride on San Francisco's cable cars, the last manually operated system in the world.


If you are looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, go no further than San Francisco's Chinatown, the biggest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest in North America.

Ferry Building Marketplace

Sample delicious food at the Ferry Building Marketplace, famous for its freshly caught fish and artisan cheeses.

San Francisco Giants

Cheer on the San Francisco Giants at a Major Baseball League game at the AT&T Park.

Getting Around

Whether you want to know about getting to class or a camping adventure in one of the many nearby state parks, traveling around campus, the city, and throughout California is easy.