San Francisco lies in the northern side of California. The city is famous for its fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, fisherman’s wharf, and Chinatown among many others.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a world-famous attraction that has become the West‘s most enduring symbol. You will be wowed by the attractiveness of the bridge, no matter how you decide to explore it. Whether you want to ride on it, walk or bike across it, you will be stunned by the magnificent views it exhibits and the design of the bridge. Stop by either side of the bridge and buy a souvenir! The bridge is accessible all days of the week for riders, walkers and bikers.
Cable Cars (trollies) are also iconic in San Francisco. The cable car system in San Francisco is one of the last of its kind in the United States. Hop on one of the trollies to enjoy the steep roads!
The Alcatraz – a former penitentiary- serves now as a museum. It stands on an island, so you need to ride on a ferry to get to the island. The museum offers guided tours in the former penitentiary, you will learn about the lives of the prisoners and the failed escape attempts of the imprisonment. It is a trip suitable to all ages, and it is a blast to history and museum lovers.
The Exploratorium is another famous attraction in San Francisco. This indoor exhibit offers plenty of interactive activities for all ages, including themes as the human body, science, and space. You can also explore the Learning Laboratory, the Tactile Dome, and the Shadow Room.
An interesting chic and rich neighborhood is Castro. Castro is the base of the gay rights movement, and it is the base of many famous gay public officials like Harvey Milk. It attracts many tourists with its varied range of some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city. In October, the famous Castro street Fair is held, and it exhibits live music, tasteful food and craft work.
For a full tourist visit, the fisherman’s Wharf is a must-see. This is a waterfront neighborhood featuring the Pier 39 shopping center, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!,Madame Tussauds San Francisco, National Liberty Ship Memorial, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Sea Lion Center, and The San Francisco Dungeon
In addition to all, if you are heading to San Francisco, make sure to visit one of the nation’s biggest and oldest Chinatowns. You will go into a unique cultural adventure, and enjoy the attractive Chinese culture right in the heart of san Francisco. Walk in the narrow alleys, taste the flavorful hot egg crusted tarts at the Golden Gate Bakery, see what the fortune cookie tells you at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, and go back to the 1850s era when visiting Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral and Tin How (Tien Haul) Temple, and not to mention Portsmouth Square: The birthplace of San Francisco in 1835
San Francisco is a lively city, filled with color, character, and history. Make your visit one of the most memorable!