San Francisco Attractions You Can’t Miss

San Francisco is home to some of the country’s most notable attractions. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman's Wharf are just a few you can experience during your stay at COVA Hotel. Make our hotel your home base while you explore these, and many other, top points of interest in the area.

Stay at Our Hotel near Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, & Other Top Attractions

Get a picture with the famous Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Watch a baseball game at AT&T Park. Sample flavorful and authentic cuisine or go shopping in Chinatown or Japantown. These are just a few of the many things you can do during your stay with us at COVA Hotel. Let our staff know if you need any assistance planning your days.

Fisherman's Wharf

This popular tourist attraction will keep you entertained for hours, or even days. Eat and drink at numerous restaurants and bars. Bring the kids and check out Madame Tussauds San Francisco or the Aquarium of the Bay. Take in some history at the National Liberty Ship Memorial or San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And view sea lions right off the dock. So much fun awaits you at Fisherman's Wharf, located just 1.9 miles away from our hotel.

Pier 39

View sea lions; sip a locally made, California wine; and savor each bite of a chowder bread bowl at Pier 39. Located along the historic San Francisco waterfront just 2.3 miles from our hotel, Pier 39 is the one of the most visited destinations in the city. It offers two levels of dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions, surrounded by breathtaking views of the city and bay.

Golden Gate Bridge

One of the seven wonders of the modern world and San Francisco’s most famous landmark spans 1.7 miles from San Fran to the Marin headlands. Pedestrian sidewalks are open during the day, with access for wheelchair users and bicyclists. The Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center is 4.6 miles from COVA.

Golden Gate Park

One of the largest urban parks in the world, Golden Gate Park stretches for three miles on the western edge of the city. It is home to two major museums, splendid gardens, sports facilities, and plenty of space where you can just relax and have fun. One of the entrances to Golden Gate Park is 2.7 miles away from our hotel.

Treasure Island

Located 5.8 miles from COVA, this artificial island in the San Francisco Bay was built in 1937 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. It is a California Historical Landmark with numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Treasure Island is perfect for a day trip, with numerous restaurants, shops, and wineries to enjoy. It is also home to the Treasure Island Music Festival, a two-day festival that occurs every October.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz was the site of the Western United States’ first lighthouse before becoming a federal penitentiary in 1934. From then until 1963, this prison housed famous convicts like Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and was thought to be inescapable. Today, it is part of the Bay Area’s 80,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You can catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island from a pier just 2.4 miles from our hotel.

AT&T Park

AT&T Park is the home of the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. It’s located on the city’s scenic waterfront just 1.9 miles from our hotel, and home runs frequently turn into “splash hits.” Take a tour of the park and explore the dugouts, batting cages, clubhouse, press conference room, press boxes, luxury suites, and more. Tours are available in the daytime and evening.

San Francisco City Hall

Designed by architect Arthur Brown, Jr., the San Francisco City Hall you see today was built to replace the one destroyed by the Great Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906. It was built just in time for the World’s Fair of 1915, and awed natives and the world with its gilt exterior detailing, sweeping grand staircase, and massive, 307’-high dome. Located just under a mile from our hotel, the building is now considered a National Historic Landmark and is a favorite site for weddings.

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