The de Young and Legion of Honor are part of the "Fine Art Museums of San Francisco" which meant we were able to enjoy both for the price of one!
(Note: you will have to pay for a whole new ticket if you want to see the special exhibition at the de Young)
While we opted out of the Ed Hardy Tattoo exhibit, we made our way up to the second floor galleries that house art from the Americas and Oceania.
Long hallways direct you to glass walls that overlook the museum's grounds — providing a birds-eye view of outdoor sculptures.
This floor had a few smaller exhibitions on display, one of which was Lisa Reihana's In Pursuit of Venus [infected], which demonstrates the inaccurate European romanticization of Polynesian discoveries (I'll do a separate post on this one, very well worth a look see!).
A whole room dedicated to trompe l'oeil — I was only somewhat in disbelief at this amazing room!
On the ground floor, more exhibitions awaited.
David' Hockney's Four Seasons
And then it was onto the outdoors — I had seen a Turrell sign and had to find it!
Before leaving the museum we took the elevator to the de Young's observation deck, which boasts 360 views of the city and can help you get your bearings.
I would also recommend to walk around the Golden Gate Park if you're up for it after the museum. It's a lovely area and well worth a stroll!