Things to do in San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge

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Treat yourself to a Victorian high tea at the Palace Hotel’s Garden Court, where Austrian crystal chandeliers hang from the soaring, 12,000 square-foot stained glass domed ceiling.

Book a room at the Inn at the Presidio to spend the night in a military-post-turned national park sleeping in a luxury hotel that once served as U.S. Army barracks.

Add a dose of bygone grandeur to your day by peeking inside the extravagant lobbies of the Palace Hotel downtown and the Fairmont on Nob Hill.

Flight delayed? Practice your downward dog at SFO’s Yoga Room.

Crossing the bay in your own personal Tideline Water Taxi beats waiting in traffic or lining up for a ferry.

Paddle the bay with City Kayak for spectacular views of the skyline and look out for harbor seals, pelicans, bat rays, porpoise, herons and egrets.

Don’t settle for a bus tour. Traverse 7 miles of Golden Gate Park’s fresh air and greenery in under two hours via the efficient (and undeniably amusing) personal transportation vehicle known as a Segway.

Pass the time waiting for your flight admiring the sculptures, paintings and mosaics (including local artist Amy Ellingson’s new basketball court-sized mural in Terminal 3) throughout SFO.

Catch a show at the Fillmore, one of the city’s best-known music venues and a 1960s cultural hub that launched the careers of legendary acts like The Grateful Dead, Santana and Janis Joplin.

Watch a classic or cult film or join a campy sing along at the Castro Theater, a magnificent Art Deco movie palace with over 1,400 seats.

See a performance at SFJazz Center, a venue (the first of its kind) with the acoustic qualities of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club.

Play the 14-hole course at Urban Putt, an indoor miniature golf course with interactive, kinetic sculptures inspired by San Francisco's landmarks and architecture.