With the diversity of San Francisco's landscape, you can climb a mountain before lunch, spend the afternoon in a first-rate museum, and dine at the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf in the evenings. The opportunity to enjoy so many different things within a city makes San Francisco one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Here are our top things to see when visiting San Francisco:
The Golden Gate Bridge
This bridge is one of the most popular destination points in the world. Rising to the height of a 65-story skyscraper and extending to an astonishing 4200 meters, this port bridge welcomes visitors to San Francisco.
This glamorous neighborhood supports an estimated population of 100,000 people, making San Francisco's Chinatown the largest of any outside Asia.
Visitdoor must visit Alcatraz Island, located in the San Francisco Bay, and learn the history of this former prison, lighthouse, and site of Native American occupation from 1969 to 1972.
As San Francisco’s most popular tourist attraction (and the “tourist trap”), the pier boasts plenty of activity. It's a great place to spend a couple of hours on a delightful boat trip, eating some warm apricots or crabs, or watching the sea lions crowd. However, keep your wallet close because scaffolding also ranks high in scam artists and tourist repairs.
San Francisco cable cars
The iconic cable city system is the latest in the world still operating on a permanent basis. For a fee of about $ 5 for a one-way trip, you can take a nostalgic ride through some of the city's most interesting streets. For the most authentic experience, stay on board and hold one of the outer poles. Somethings is something you will never forget.
This bohemian district (marked by the intersections of Haight and Ashbury Roads) gained notoriety as the epicenter for the hip subculture of the late 1960s. Today it remains a unique and fascinating part of the city populated by independent businesses and restaurants.
Few cities in the world boast an eclectic mix of activities, architectural diversity and geographic variations that San Francisco offers. The city has successfully intertwined their rich, historic past with a contemporary present – making San Francisco one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations.