The Museums of San Francisco

San Francisco is an enigmatic city that is packed with many exciting attractions and historical sites. It also has a very welcoming bunch of inhabitants, many of whom will be more than happy to point out the best points of interest to polite tourists, and could just be one of the friendliest cities you’ll visit.

There’s also a vast cultural scene to San Fran, which can be discovered through visits to any of its fantastic museums. There are many to choose from and plenty of opportunities to learn about things that cater to your specific interests, so why not start planning your San Francisco museum experience today?

No matter what interests you most, there’s no arguing that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must-see. This exquisite gallery welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors through its doors each year and with good reason; it is well worth visiting. You may also be interested in the fantastic anthropological holdings of the de Young museum, as well as the amazing collection of Asian artefacts housed in the Asian Art Museum, of which some pieces date back as far as 6,000 years.

Some more detailed museums include ones that are ideal for bringing the kids to. These include the Cartoon Art Museum, where you can see original cells from many cartoons from childhood – both yours and the little ones’ – and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not attraction, which is immensely popular with adults and kids alike. Coming up in San Francisco’s future is also the Walt Disney Family Museum, which is bound to go a long way towards tempting yet more kids into this fantastic place of learning.

Other iconic museums include the Contemporary Jewish Museum, which showcases today’s art and culture of the Jewish faith, and the Exploratorium, a hands-on science museum that will have both kids and adults revelling in fun as they learn all about the wonderful world of science.

These are just a few of the many, many museums that can be found in San Francisco. You can be sure that you’ll barely spend any time in San Francisco hotels thanks to the sheer breadth of museums to visit, but that won’t bother you too much – after all, you’ll be so busy finding out so many fascinating facts about San Fran and its surroundings that you won’t even notice the tiredness creeping in until you slide between the sheets at bedtime.

Janine Barclay writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.