When exploring a new city you want to make sure that you don’t miss any detail or any major attraction. Whether you are visiting a place with your family or by yourself you want to make sure you immerse yourself in the culture of the place and fill yourself with adventure. Make sure you save money from your daily income and put some aside to travel and visit San Francisco, it will be worth every penny. When visiting San Francisco there are so many things that you could do, that probably in the first visit you won’t be able to see it all. First of all, make a plan of the days that you are staying and then decide which top attractions you want to visit.
Here is a list of the best things you can do when visiting San Francisco.
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
One of the top attractions in San Francisco and one they are known for all around the world, is the famous Golden Gate Bridge. This bridge is located between Marin Country and the San Francisco Bay. Opened in 1937, this bridge is 1.7 miles long and you can admire its beauty from both sides.
2. Alcatraz Island
You have probably heard of this Island from movies or even through tales and stories. Located 1.5 miles off the shore in San Francisco, this island used to be a prison between 1933 and 1963, and now it is a popular place where tourists can take a tour boat and visit the famous prison and see where the prisoners were locked up. Alcatraz has become popular as prisoners like Al Capone used to be locked up here.
Another famous touristic spot in San Francisco is Chinatown. Here you will be able to embrace the chinese culture, as you can experience their traditional cuisine, and walk around the shops and decorated streets in this place.
4. Lombard Street
Take a walk down Lombard Street, one of the most visited places in all San Francisco. This crooked street has become a famous spot among San Francisco as all tourists find this street fascinating because of its unusual shape. This place is located in the hills of San Francisco and usually traffic is very heavy here as the street isn’t really easy to drive through, as it sort of zig zags down hill. This place is completely free to visit, and anyone can come here and take a look.
5. Fisherman’s Wharf
A small waterfront community where you can experience the local cuisine as well as a mixture of other cultures in this place. This place is great for tourists to spend their afternoons in, as they can eat and enjoy the local shops and markets. Being a waterfront spot, this place is famous for its seafood, it has great crab restaurants that you will for sure enjoy on your visit to this place.