Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Unlock the Secrets of San Francisco Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Unlock the Secrets of San Francisco story by: House of Travel You likely know the big attractions of San Francisco - the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and wine. But what else? For those eager to get off the beaten path, here are some lesser-known attractions to enjoy. Bayview and Candlestick Point Some of the most diverse areas of San Francisco, Bayview and Candlestick Point bring together sports, art and stunning natural surrounds. Catch the San Francisco 49ers play a game of football at Candlestick Park, or visit what's known as 'The Point', which is purported to be the USA's largest colony of artists. Then there's the beautiful Bayview Opera House. If you're after beautiful nature trails and hikes, head to the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area to get away from it all. Street Art and Murals San Francisco has a stellar reputation for its art and artists, and has made waves with its stunning variety of murals around the city. Check out the Coit Tower, which has murals dating back to the 1930s. Then there's the murals of the Rincon Annex Post Office, which were painted at the end of the World War II and are said to be a stylised interpretation of the city's heritage. Murals are also prolific around the Mission District and San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco Botanical Garden For a stroll through beautiful surrounds, nothing beats the San Francisco Botanical Garden. It's home to a stunning variety of plants, with over 8,000 different kinds spread throughout 55 acres of lush garden. You might even spot some New Zealand plants in the mix, as San Francisco's unique climate nurtures a range of plants from all over the world. Particular highlights include the bright Magnolia Collection, California Native Garden and Redwood Grove, the Garden of Fragrance and the Southeast Asian Cloud Forests. Which will you choose to see first? Click here for Cheap Flights to the USA or HOT USA Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.