San Francisco: Don't-miss Sights.

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Someone asked:

What are the DON'T–MISS SIGHTS in San Francisco?
This page has some that will take about 114 hours (nine 12.7 hour days) to see.

A link to links to EVERYTHING, most of which you've never thought!
Because
the above site is so comprehensive, few URLs are given here.
They are, however, being added for your convenience.

MAPS
City Hall's Information for Visitors
The San Andreas Fault About Earthquakes
USGS's Information about Earthquakes
Highly recommended: City Guides

CAVEAT EMPTOR
Commercial sites and publications should be regarded with extreme skepticism because they are more likely to recommend those who advertise with them, regardless of quality, in preference to The Best who mightn't advertise with them. Further, such sites and publications might not have what you seek only because they do not pay to be mentioned. You are advised, regardless of where you travel, to ask local people about commercial sites' and publications' recommendations.             
Here's a newspaper article every traveller should read.

Please suggest an oversight that you think should be included.

GRATIS
Beach Chalet
Beniamino Bufano's best work
Cable Car Powerhouse and Museum
China Beach (aka James D. Phelan State Beach) [per David Kaye]
Chinatown, CHina [Telephone] Exchange, Portsmouth Square
City Hall
Clement Street from Arguello Boulevard to Park Presidio Boulevard [per Dave Hatunen]
Cliff House
Crown-Zellerbach Building
Dozens of Art Galleries
Eureka Valley's Castro Commercial Neighborhood
Ferry Building
The Filbert Street Steps [per Hatunen]
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston [per Hatunen]
Fort Point [per Craig Glassner]
Golden Gate Bridge

Grant Avenue (duPont Street) from Market Street to Lombard Street
Haight Street from Central Avenue to Stanyan Street (Haight-Ashbury)
Hundreds of Beautiful Victorian Homes
Jackson Square
Japantown
Lincoln Boulevard through El Camino del Mar [per Hatunen]
Maiden Lane
Market Street from the Ferry Building to Dolores Street
Market Street Railway
Melvin Belli's office (look through the window) Too late. It's gone!
Mission Dolores
Mission Street from 16th Street to Cortland Avenue (The Mission)
Mount Davidson
Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium
Pink Triangle Park
Plaque, Bronze, where Brigid O'Shaughnessy shot Miles Archer [Hatunen]
Polk Gulch
The Presidio, Presidio Army Museum (what's left of it!)
Presidio Terrace
Saint Mary's Cathedral, Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Scientology (TransAmerica née Fugazi Bank) Building
Scores of Murals
Streetcars from around the world
Sutro Baths' ruins
Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower, Marconi Monument
Thousands of the World's Best People
Tivoli Bed & Breakfast
TransAmerica Pyramid
Twenty-fourth Street from Castro Street (Noe Valley) to Potrero Avenue
Twin Peaks
Wave Organ
      For the above, allow approximately 76 hours.

GRATIS
Alamo Square
Alcatraz Island [per Glassner]
Golden Gate Park, Steinhart Aquarium, Stribing Arboretum,
      California Academy of Sciences, Dutch Windmill, Strawberry Hill
Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral and Labyrinth, Huntington Park
Justin Herman Plaza; walk through Villaincourt Fountain
Lincoln Park, Holocaust Memorial
McLaren Park (Magnificent views!)
Union Square
Washington Square, Saints Peter and Paul

      For the above, allow approximately 20 hours.

GRATIS
Carnelian Room
Clift Hotel, Redwood Room (recently "remodeled" to trash!)
CityScape
Fairmont Hotel, Lobby, Crown Room, Tonga Room, Formal garden
Palace Hotel, Garden Court, Maxfield's
Regency Hotel, Eclipse, Equinox
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Saint Francis Hotel
Top o' the Mark
      For the above, allow approximately 5 hours.

Cable Cars ($)
deYoung Museum ($)
Haas-Lillienthal House ($)
Japanese Tea Garden ($
Octagon House ($)
Palace of the Legion of Honor ($)
      For the above, allow approximately 13 hours.


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San Francisco has about nine CLIMATEs.                    Weather
Seacliff, where the idle rich live, has the worst; Dogpatch, where the working poor live, has the best. We NEVER go out without carrying a sweater or jacket and you shouldn't. Those you see covered in goose pimples shivering in their shorts are those at whom we laugh not for their misery but for their arrogance in rejecting the advice we know they, and you, received.    
DUBOCE PARK: ~37.77°N 122.43°W                                    Altitude: ~22m/72'

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LAKE MERCED: ~37.73°N 122.50°W                                                 Altitude: ~10m/32'

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