One of the smallest cities in the USA at only 49 square miles, San Francisco sure packs in a whole lot for such a small space. Within that small and compact space, lays a cracking city that offers a vast amount to see and do for any traveller, young or old.
It would be very easy to stay in San Francisco and spend an age uncovering all of the wonder of the city, but today we are going to look at 3 reasons to get on a plane or in a car and head off to San Fran.
Top Attractions in San Francisco
- The Culture
San Francisco is a cultural hub. If you’re seeking a city rich is culture, history and a constant offering – then San Fran is for you. The city is home to internationally recognized symphony, opera and ballet companies – you’ll never be short of a thing or do to do and see. And of course, as with all great cities, Museum’s come in abundance. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, the de Young Museum, the Palace of the Legion of Honor are a few of the great museums on offer here.
And 2015 will bring a string of excellent cultural festivals and celebrations, such as the famous San Francisco Comedy Festival, the 18th annual Rhone Rangers wine festival and an entire calendar full of must see and must experience goodness.
- The Great Golden Gate Bridge
Upon visiting San Francisco you are not only expected to see the Golden Gate Bridge, you are obliged. One of the most famous bridges in the world (if not the most famous) – it’s a sight to behold and something you’ll marvel at. Standing proud at a huge 1.7 miles in size welcoming an estimated 120,000 vehicles every day, this bridge is a sight to behold. You can also cross the bridge on foot via the pedestrian walkway and for the keen cyclist bikes are allowed on the western side. If heights aren’t your thing and you don’t want to travel across, you should go and see it anyway – it’s well worth the visit.
Some may see this as a bit of a strange and maybe even morbid tourist sight, but make no mistake about it – this notorious former prison is a popular choice for the historian and curious traveller. Located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz prison was formally home to some of the United States’ most notorious criminals. The prison shut its doors in the 1960’s and stories about Alcatraz are legendary. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing you to experience the entire history from an educational point. To reach the island, take an Alcatraz Cruises ferry from the popular Pier 43.
If you’re thinking of visiting San Francisco, you’ll be pleased to know that Hotels in San Francisco are amongst the finest in the world. Travelling here for young and old is an experience that can’t be forgotten. So what are you waiting for? Get to San Francisco today for bright lights and a trip to be remembered.
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