The Golden Gate Bridge
The icon of San Francisco is the 1.7 mile Golden Gate Bridge. Famous as one of the most photographed structures in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge sees almost 120,000 cars every day. But you don’t need to be in a car to enjoy this amazing structure, a pedestrian walkway and bike path allow you to cross any way you want.
The most famous prison in the United States and one of the most famous in the world, Alcatraz was home to some of the most notorious criminals during its time as a federal correctional center. Nicknamed “The Rock” Alcatraz sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay and offers tours via the Alcatraz Cruise Ferry which leaves from Pier 43.
Fisherman’s Wharf is home to Pier 39, the Wax Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The waterfront marketplace is one of the most popular destinations in the city. Nothing says San Francisco quite like a fresh crab or shrimp cocktail from one of the many crab vendors. A group of California Sea Lions made the waters around Fisherman’s Wharf their home.
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Ride on the Cable Cars
Everyone has seen the famous San Francisco Cable Cars, and no trip to San Francisco would be complete without at least one ride. They’ve been in operation since the 19th century and show no sign of slowing down.
Shop at Union Square
Home to the largest Bloomingdales outside of New York City, the Westfield San Francisco is the centerpiece of the Union Square shopping experience. Union Square also hosts nearly all major department stores and the most exclusive designers in the city.
The entrance to San Francisco’s Chinatown is located at Grant Avenue and Bush Street. The “Dragon Gate” may be one of the most famous landmarks in the city. A visit to San Francisco is never complete without a Chinatown dim sun lunch.