Planning a vacation in San Francisco? Have you prepared a list of the best places to hangout there. With that I mean have you checked out the tourist spots you are going to visit. You must or else a lot of time would get wasted in doing so. Let us help you with 7 top tourist attractions. We have tried to incorporate all types of places.
Top San Francisco attractions:
As one of the most amazing places to visit in San Francisco, Alcatraz will charm you with its history and natural beauty. It has had some really famous inmates like Al Capone, Robert Stroud “The Birdman of Alcatraz” and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Don’t worry, it is a free island today. You can go whereever you wish to. Don’t miss Cellhouse Audio Tour. On it, you can hear the voices of the correctional offices and inmates who livd here once. Do visit the gardens. They were maintained by the inmates long ago. The island is also home to some rare flowers and plants.
Golden Gate Bridge
A well known landmark in San Francisco, how can you even think of missing it? It was opened in 1937 and is named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the wonders of the Modern World. Be one of the nine million visitors that come to cross this 1.7 mile bridge on foot or on your bikes or cars. Don’t forget to get yourself clicked on one the most photographed bridges in the world. The views from the bridge will make your visit one of the most memorable San Francisco attractions.
Golden Gate Park
It is the third most visited park in the United States. You can have the pleasure of seeing gardens, playgrounds, lakes and more. You can either take a boat on rent or just stroll on the biking or walking pathways. There is something for everybody here. It also has other attractions like California Academy of Sciences, the Koret Children’s Quarter, San Francisco Botanical Gardens and de Young Museum. You will love the historic windmills, the Japanese Tea Garden and a flower conservatory. If you are lucky enough or you have gone through their events diary, you can acatch up with a movie or some fun event.
California Academy of Sciences
The attractive tourist spot houses an aquarium, a planetarium and the museum amidst a rainforest. The planetarium has the world’s most accurate digital universes. Enjoy San Francisco night tour with music, dance, drinks and more. For kids, there is this “Earthquake: Life on a Dynamic Planet”. Out here, they can walk on a model of earth and the infamous shake house. The star attraction of this tourist spot is its rooftop. It contains multiple weather stations which records temperature alterations. This helps in maintaining inner temperature (cold) via buildings automated system. Do watch “Color of Life,” an exhibition that displays how color change takes place across species in nature.
De Young Museum
It is a century old museum and also the sixth most visited art museum in North Museum. It was founded in 1895. In 2005, it was reopened with some new facilities. You can see a collection of American, international and textile arts here. The colection boasts of 27000 works of art from Africa, America and Oceania. Do take time out to see the largest group of Teotihuacan murals outside of Mexico or the collection of Indonesian carvings. The structure of the museum in itself is enchanting. It has been constructed using stone, wood, glass, copper and these help the structure blend into the natural environment.
The cable cars
It is one thing you should not miss out at all. The cable cars enjoy an iconic status and have been put on city’s only moving historic landmarks. They run on three lines: the California Street Line, the Powell-Hyde Line and the Powell-Mason Line. People generally are dependent on these to get from one part of the city to the other. Your San Francisco city tour would be incomplete without a ride on the cable cars.
For the ones who like to have some peace, Ocean beach is a perfect getaway. Stroll around and enjoy the cool breeze. You will love the panoramic view of the Pacific ocean horizon. You can also set up a bonfire as the sun sets and enjoy the nights.
So what tourist st are you heading to? Do visit them all!