San Francisco, California Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in San Francisco and the surrounding area. There's plenty to see right in town, but we've also mapped hidden treasures we've discovered in surrounding cities, from Marin County to the East Bay.

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  • Jelly Belly Factory Tour and Museum

    Jelly Belly Factory Tour and Museum

    Fairfield, California

    The factory that makes the jelly beans that a President once made famous.

  • Big Mike the Muffler Man

    Big Mike the Muffler Man

    Hayward, California

    1960s vintage fiberglass Bunyan statue spent career in front of Hayward businesses before settling at a plastics fabrication business.

  • Nike Missile Site SF-88L

    Nike Missile Site SF-88L

    Mill Valley, California

    NPS conducts tours through remarkably well-preserved Cold War facility, built to fire supersonic missiles at approaching Soviet bombers.

  • Battery Townsley

    Battery Townsley

    Mill Valley, California

    World War II era coast artillery bunker restored and open once a month for tours. Big guns, nuclear pressure tests, former teen burner hangout.

  • Out-of-Control Rombeiro Christmas House

    Out-of-Control Rombeiro Christmas House

    Novato, California

    A holiday-crazed home buried in Christmas cheer and open to the public. Normally includes the rooms inside.

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