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Entry Tickets: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

1. Entry Tickets: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

SFMOMA now expands to 170,000 square feet, featuring outstanding holdings of more than 33,000 modern and contemporary artworks by Alexander Calder, Frida Kahlo, Julie Mehretu, and numerous others, including an entire floor dedicated solely to photography. With six art-filled terraces, a new sculptural staircase and Roman steps where the public can gather, a variety of dining options, and a Museum store offering artful gift options for everyone, SFMOMA is an unforgettable experience and a must-see San Francisco destination.   The museum is committed to exploring the new, the challenging, and the unexpected. From its internationally recognized and rapidly growing collection of more than thirty thousand artworks to its innovative film and performance programs, SFMOMA has continuously advanced the interpretation, presentation, and preservation of modern and contemporary art — embracing its connection to the world around us. Reflecting the Bay Area’s tradition of technological innovation and forward thinking, the museum was one of the first American art museums to recognize photography and film as art forms, and championed architecture, design, and media arts before they were focuses of museum collecting. The museum houses deep holdings of work by individual artists across their careers, particularly within its Painting and Sculpture collection. The museum are also dedicated to supporting and collecting the work of California artists, especially those active in the Bay Area. Artists are at the center of the work on display. Curators and conservators work directly with artists to interpret, present, and care for an artwork across its lifetime, even — as in the case of performance — if it’s only for one night. Located in San Francisco’s bustling SoMA district, SFMOMA is just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens, downtown hotels, the Moscone Center, public transportation (including BART and Muni), and numerous parking garages. SFMOMA's garage on Minna Street is a few steps from the museum's main entrance on Third Street. Plus, parking on-site directly supports the museum. Limited bicycle parking is also available.

San Francisco: Mission District Food and Culture Tour

2. San Francisco: Mission District Food and Culture Tour

Take an interactive walking tour of one of the United States' best cultural and culinary neighborhoods, San Francisco's Mission District. Be entertained by stories from your expert guide as you sample Latin American cuisine. Meet your guide at the meeting point and hand over the cash for the food so they can pay for the entire group at each of the stops, minimizing waiting times and ensuring you get more for your money. Then, set off on your walking tour and make 4 culinary stops. Hear about the history of the city and learn about the Mission's unique food culture as you walk along the mural-lined streets between the restaurants. See some of San Francisco's coolest historic sights, explore a thriving arts district filled with murals, and, of course, visit a few select restaurants. Come hungry and get ready to dig into all the Mission District has to offer.

SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

3. SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

Stroll through the eclectic SF neighborhood of Mission District on a walking tour. Learn the story of the Mission through its culinary delights, people, and art with your guide between bites. Check out the Clarion Alley Mural Project, Women's Building, and Dolores Park. Meet your guide in front of the Misión San Francisco de Asís. Established in 1776, the Mission has been a witness to all of San Francisco's history including the California Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Next, take time to contemplate the Clarion Alley Mural Project, established by a volunteer collective of resident artists using public art as a force for marginalized communities and social justice causes. The project has produced over 700 murals by artists of all ethnicities and ages. The tour has an answer to any growing hunger pangs, the home of the Mission-style burrito–Taqueria La Cumbre. Highly praised by locals (and Anthony Bourdain), their tacos, enchiladas, and burritos are made to order with freshly cut meats, beans, and the best produce. Next up is Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in the Mission District. Learn how their chocolate artists roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches, then mold bars by hand. Before leaving, enjoy a Brownie Bite Flight featuring different chocolates. Continue your artistic pursuit at the City Art Cooperative, a gallery that features work by more than 200 local artists. See art from a wide range of mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. See something you like? The artist may be on-site to share their story. Then, see the Women’s Building, a Mission District of San Francisco institution. It has helped thousands of women gain access to social services, workshops, wellness classes, and community connections. Marvel at the MaestraPeace mural, a testament to women's courageous contributions through time. Ready for some hand-made happiness? Follow your guide on a short walk to Bi-Rite Creamery, famous for intensely flavored, organic, and sustainable ice creams. No matter what flavor you choose, it features locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal fruits, and handmade inclusions. After taking in this remarkable place, be led to the nearby Dolores Park to enjoy your frozen treat. The tour ends here, but you can linger as long as you like taking in the city view and relaxing with locals on the grassy lawn.

San Francisco: Private Walking Tour of Castro and Mission

4. San Francisco: Private Walking Tour of Castro and Mission

Join this tour to explore Castro and Mission with a private guide, both known for their LGBTQ+ community and cool, artsy vibe. On this tour you will explore Harvey Milk’s ground zero and immerse yourself in the legacy of California’s first openly gay elected official. As you explore Castro, your local tour guide will teach you about the extraordinary protests and accomplishments of San Francisco residents. See the colorful streets and LGBTQ+ bars while you hear about how locals have affected positive change in feminism, peace, and LGBTQ+ rights. In Mission District, venture down Clarion Alley and admire urban graffiti and satirical political street art. Pop into the Mission Dolores to see the oldest building in San Francisco and fall in love with Missions buzzing cultural mix.

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What people are saying about San Francisco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

A fabulous collection!! Broad in its coverage of artists and impressive in its choice of pieces by each artist. The Diego mural, in and of itself, is worth the price of admission. The German artists after 1960 was exceptional. The range of Richter's was most impressive. New exhibit of "COVID related art" was moving. Racially immersive room was painful but very important.

SFMOMA is always a treat. We go every time we are in San Francisco. My favorite is Amstel Keivfer and he never disappoints. The museum’s special features never fail to amaze me and I can never leave the venue without a trip to the shop to see their new additions.

It was great. I was provided with the proper information I needed. I will surely use this again when I return.

Great tour! Eric is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would highly recommend!

Very Friendly Personnel. Good space (not too crowded).