Things to Do off the Beaten Path in San Francisco

You already know about and have likely visited the Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies, Alcatraz and San Francisco’s other iconic attractions. Beyond the postcard destinations, the city’s 49 square miles are packed with hidden gems that most visitors don’t know about. Even many locals have never visited the secluded rooftop gardens in the Financial District, Andy Goldsworthy’s Presidio installations or the Lands End Labyrinth overlooking the bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

There’s always something new to discover in San Francisco. Our roundup of underrated and affordable destinations will each show you a side of the city you won’t find in most travel books. Read on for a look at some of the most memorable San Francisco sites and activities off the beaten path.