What do you need to know in San Francisco? What should we do and do not miss out on vacation to San Francisco?
One of the best things touring in San Francisco is that its city, although the city is “big” regarding performances and facilities, geographically, this city is actually small – only 49 square miles. As a result, it does not feel like going to San Francisco so easily and quickly.
It is also easy to spend a weekend in San Francisco, and you feel still not experiencing what you feel in San Francisco. Below here is a list of the ten things I suggest to you not to get bored and not to miss out on anything of interest in San Francisco.
Do you know The Golden Gate Bridge? One of the most famous bridges in the world managed to impress the most experienced traveller with an amazing 1.7-mile range. About 120,000 cars drive it every day. The pedestrian street also allows crossing on foot, and bicycles are allowed to walk on the west side. The Golden Gate Bridge is the best place to take photographs attractions in the world.
Cable cars have been hauling communities around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars were on track and moved by underground cables on three routes. Their familiar bell sounds can be heard from the end of the block.
The ticket (which is only $7) can be purchased at the turnover of the cable car at the end of each route. Each one-way trip will give you a spectacular view of the city’s famous hills and exciting transportation.
Also known as Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the centre of San Francisco Bay. Some of the most famous criminals in the United States are imprisoned there. Despite some tries, no inmates escaped from “The Rock”. The prison was closed in the 1960s and the story of the legendary Alcatraz.
A visit to Alcatraz is fascinating. An ancient prison tour with its background, allows visitors to learn about prisons as they explore buildings and land. To reach this island, take the Alcatraz Cruises ferry from Pier 33.
Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to PIER 39, a festive marketplace that is one of the city’s most popular attractions. A community known to the Sea Lions of California has been living in Marina PIER 39 and visitors will walk along the nearby fence to see their antics. From there, walk to Dungeon San Francisco and Madame Tussauds, you’ll find famous crab sellers selling crab and shrimp cocktails.
Union Square is a place for you who is a shopaholic. The department stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line up like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. Westfield San Francisco Shopping Center is the largest Bloomingdale outside New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S.
This place is romantic, European-style café, restaurant and sidewalk shop, centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant roads. St. Peter’s beautiful church and Paul is a beloved landmark.
The Coit Tower above Telegraph Hill offers a great place to take pictures on the bridge. Inside the tower, there was a painted floor-to-ceiling mural in the 1930s depicting the early sights of San Francisco.
The Dragon Gate is commonly referred to as the entrance to Chinatown on Grant Avenue and Bush Street. Inside there are 24 blocks of hustle and bustle, mostly happening along Grant Avenue which is the oldest street in San Francisco.
Inside the city, it is so much to be explored on foot, while walking you will find exotic shops, famous restaurants, unique snacks, temples and small museums composed of its boundaries. You can buy ancient herbs from herb stores, relax and enjoy a “dim sum” lunch or watch making of a fortune cookie.
Eating in San Francisco is a special attraction. Known as one of America’s best restaurant towns, San Francisco chefs excel at incorporating fresh local ingredients, authentic international flavors and creative genius touches. You can choose your favorite cuisine – Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Moroccan, Indian, Malaysian, Mexican, Greek, Russian or “fusion,” a combination of all of them.
The nightlife in San Francisco is a constantly changing scene. The “hottest” club is currently in the South of Market and Mission district, with live and recorded rock and Latina music. Many genres music can be found all over the city.
Last things, a visit to San Francisco would not be complete without a cultural experience. San Fransisco is home to the internationally recognized symphony, opera and ballet. Many actors and artists introduce their work in San Francisco and the avant-garde theatre and dance mark the city.
San Francisco Museum of Modern, the Legion of Honor and other museums and galleries devoted to the best classical and contemporary art. Not as a home of art, but San Francisco is also home to the California Academy of Sciences which popular things are a planetarium and natural history museum.