11 must-see San Francisco destinations that most people don't know about

One of the coolest things about Google Maps is that it lets you explore a destination before you even visit.

In case you’ve been considering a sojourn to California, we’ve picked out some hidden gems of San Francisco.

Even if you don’t make trip to the West Coast, you can live vicariously by scoping each destination on Maps.

Stroll through the Cayuga Playground, which features the beautiful wooden folk art of gardener Demetrio Braceros.

You can still visit the apartment featured in 'Ms. Doubtfire' -- the 1993 film starring Robin Williams as a father who masquerades as a British nanny to spend time with his kids.

Take a free tour of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory to watch its three employees rapid-fire folding the little treats.

Where: 56 Ross Alley

The Sutro Baths are a popular tourist destination, but when you're there, make sure you check out the Camera Obscura, the last remaining structure of the amusement park that used to reside on the beach.

Swoop down Broadway to soak up the deviant decadence of The Condor, made famous in the 60s for being the world's first topless strip club.

Where: 560 Broadway

Let the ocean speak to you at The Wave Organ, an acoustic sculpture that projects the rumbles and gurgles of the sea through a series of pipes you can perch beside.

Tromp up the wildflower-scattered trail to the top of Billy Goat Hill Park to plop down on the swing and enjoy a lovely view of downtown.

The Abner Phelps House has a rather ambiguous history, but it's widely known as the oldest house in San Francisco. There are two main theories: Either Abner Phelps purchased it in New Orleans and had it shipped in sections to SF, or it's built of wood from Maine because SF didn't have any sawmills back in the 1850s, when it was built. Visit, and postulate for yourself.

Although most people know about the 'The Stairways of San Francisco' generally, the set of steps at 16th Ave are some of the best. Gird yourself for a slightly tiring trek up, but the views along the way and at the top are worth it.

Where: 1700 16th Ave

Get details about other steps and stairways here and here.

Although the well-manicured Lombard Street is commonly known as the most crooked street in the world, that designation *really* belongs to Vermont Street, according to members of San Francisco's Department of Public Works.

Channel the 1967 Summer of Love by making a pilgrimage past The Grateful Dead House, where the band lived from 1965 to 1968.

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