Before you get here

There are a few mandatory kinda need to do it things in SF that you probably will want to do.

Alcatraz Island

One of the cooler things to do is visit Alcatraz Island. But if you wait until you get here, don’t be surprised if you can’t get a ticket for the ferry.  It will sell out for weeks in advance during peak tourist seasons.  To buy tickets, visit

Fun SF Films

There are a lot of film shot in San Francisco, but only a few give you a good feeling of what it is like to live here.  Try finding these on NetFlix or elsewhere on the web:

  • Alfred Hitchcocks’s Vergito
  • Armisted Maupin’s Tales of the City (First book – PBS)

If you can’t find these, here is a place you can get help finding The Best of  SF on Film