The image you may have of San Francisco can be of the Golden Gate Bridge, however, what this wonderful city offers is more than that and something magical. Once you visit the city surely will it match up to the reality; a new world fairytale. San Francisco and its attractions, all together are just as sensational as you assumed they would be, the cliffs are steep as you envisioned and, yes, there are still psychedelics-influenced teenagers looking to embrace the still growing hippie culture at Haight-Ashbury. It’s no surprise that San Francisco is always among the top-visited tourist destinations in the world.
Although it is densely occupied, the city’s spot by the gardens, parks, waterfront and the course that the cliffs assure you can never notice more than a few blocks make it appear not more than 3 million people.
Among the best draws in the city here is the mandatory stop to the ‘inescapable’ prison, Alcatraz island, as well as a trip across the obvious Golden Gate Bridge, a journey that must be prearranged for a cheerful sunny day. Also home to the M.H. de Young Museum, the Golden hotspot is one of the finest botanical greens in the USA, and a wonderful spot for an intimate picnic. It’s also an abode for bison.
Other hotspots that are worth visiting out include Chinatown and Little Italy (also known as North Beach). The Castro is abode to booming bistro culture and an abundance of little art museums, as well as being one of the main spots for the metropolis’s gay inhabitants.
The Museum of Modern Art is housed in an amazing building in the South of Market, while the Palace of Fine Arts is in Pacific Heights, overlooking the Golden Gate and has a popular science museum. The Place of the Legion of Honour in Lincoln Park has mainly European paintings. Other galleries showcase the African Diaspora, the city’s own art, past and folk craftwork, and Chinese, Mexican, and Jewish heritage work, among other things.
A journey on the streetcars (cable cars) is a must – take an expedition from Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf up to Nob Hill, residence to the wealthy. And the trip is best to see the Grace Cathedral.
The city of San Francisco has some of the most suitable cultures, sightseeing, dining, history and view, and indeed does have many things to offer everyone.
When to visit
Any time of year
The 48-mile drive
The trip to Oakland from across the bay