It’s no coincidence that everyone flocks to Fisherman’s Wharf for the clam chowder, Union Square for the shops, and the Golden Gate Bridge for the views. Several of San Francisco’s most touristy attractions are arguably some of the best spots in town.
However, these famous landmarks just skim the surface when it comes to getting to know Fog City. When you’re looking to delve a little deeper into this city’s charm, check out some of these hidden treasures tucked away in unexpected neighborhoods and scattered along the coast.
Walt Disney Family Museum
Get to know the man beyond the famous mouse and the Happiest Place on Earth. The Walt Disney Family Museum, located in San Francisco’s Presidio, showcases the life of Walt Disney, revealing his extensive imagination, unrivaled achievements, and masterful creations that pioneered the way for the world of animation. Take a peek at some of his earliest sketches, catch a classic Disney flick in the Fantasia-themed theater, and stand in awe of the 13-foot replica of Disneyland.
Seward Street Slides
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Hidden in Noe Valley, a set of concrete slides invite you to unleash your inner child. The Seward Street Slides were designed by a 14-year-old student who won the “Design the Park” art contest in the 1960s. Grab a piece of cardboard and charge down the slides—just don’t wear your good pants! They might get scuffed up on the way down.
Lands End Labyrinth
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