Things to Do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is a popular destination around California, US. Alcatraz is considered a National Historic Landmark since 1986. The island has served as a prison until 1963. You can still see the abandoned prison on the island with the oldest operating lighthouse on West Coast.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge is on top of each San Francisco visitor's list. It appears as a symbol of San Francisco and one of the seven wonders of the world! The bridge is generally the best spot to take some memorable pictures of San Francisco, especially at sunset with San Francisco skyline in the background from Marin headlands, northern end of bridge.

Cable Cars

Cable cars of San Francisco are another historic symbol of the city famous all over the world. The cable cars are convenient means of transportation inside the city, departing from Union Square and reaching the crest of Nob Hill. For better views seat on the eastern side of the car that faces the bay.

Pier 39

Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf is a shopping and restaurant center in San Francisco. It is a popular destination for families and friends. The area suggests wide shopping opportunity from saltwater to hand-made jewelry and much more. Thus, this is the right place for you to shop some souvenirs.

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is a major fishing dock and one of San Francisco’s most visited attractions. It features the Pier 39 shopping mall and many seafood restaurants and souvenir shops lined across the coastline. Most of ferry rides and tour to Alcatraz island and Marin County depart from here.

Lombard Street

Lombard street of San Francisco is famous as world's crookedest street. The street has 8 turns! Lombard Street is one of city's most popular attractions. The street is decorated with flowers and green compositions and is surrounded by mansions of Russian Hill.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is a large urban park in San Franciso. It is larger than the Central Park of New York and often compared with it. The park contains miles of green areas, lakes, flowers and trees, up to 7,000 species of plants. It is perfect spot to take day off, relax from the hustle of San Francisco in a natural surrounding.

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay, located in Western California, is connected with the Pacific Ocean through Golden Gate Strait. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the bay. The bay is 60 miles long. It is considered to be one of the finest natural harbors in the world!

AT&T Park
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AT&T Park is the city's only professional sports center that hosts races, concerts, performances and other events. It is home to San Francisco Giants. The complex is used also for private events placing up to several thousand people. It is considered the greenest ballpark in United States!

Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Building Marketplace is a terminal for ferries and a market. Ferries depart from here to travel across the bay and arrive back. It is also a market place as you can find here numerous shops, restaurants and coffees. The large marketplace suggests a variety of local agricultural goods and dishes.

Chinatown

San Francisco Chinatown on Grant Avenue is the oldest of four notable Chinatowns of San Francisco and all over North America. It is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Chinatown is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. It suggest a diversity of cultural attractions, temples, shops, markets, stores and much more that might interest you.

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks are two hills that rise 304 meter high above the city of San Francisco. It is a must-see attraction on your San Francisco visit list. The hills sit right in the center of the city. Twin Peaks is the second highest point in San Francisco after Mount Davidson. Obviously, it is the best viewpoint in San Francisco. It offers a stunning 360- degree view of the city and ocean.

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