If you stop with one of those lists, you could miss out. You’ll end up going to places you really should skip, spend too much time doing the things you want to – and maybe even do something that can be embarrassing and awkward. That’s why I wrote this guide, so you don’t have to endure any of those vacation failures.
San Francisco Attractions You Can Skip
There are times when the masses are just plain wrong about places to go. And times when lazy writers borrow others’ ideas and write about them without any personal knowledge.
In nearly two decades of writing about San Francisco, I have been to every single tourist attraction more times than you can imagine. I watch people, and I think about the things that are truly worth your time to do. This list will give you better alternatives to the same old tired tourist experiences – and hopefully save you from bad crowdsourcing.
The next several pages outline the things you can skip and the most common mistakes visitors make at others.