With the diversity of the landscape of San Francisco, you can climb the mountain before lunch, spend the afternoon at the first-class museum and dine at the world-famous fishing dock. Being able to enjoy so many things within one city makes San Francisco one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Here are our top things to see when you visit San Francisco:
Golden Gate Bridge
This bridge is one of the most recognizable destinations in the world. Rising up to the height of 65-storey skyscrapers and extending over 4,200 meters, this entrance bridge welcomes visitors to San Francisco.
This fascinating neighborhood supports an estimated population of 100,000, making the San Francisco Bay Area the largest of all outside Asia.
Every visitor should see Alcatraz Island located in San Francisco Bay and learn the history of that former federal prison, lighthouse, and indigenous occupation site from 1969 to 1972.
As San Francisco's most popular tourist attraction (and "tourist trap"), the dock boasts plenty of activities. It's a bustling place to spend a few hours on a cold boat ride, eating some warm pickled crab or crabs, or watching the multitude of sea lions. But keep your wallet nearby, as the dock also ranks high among fraud artists and tourists.
San Francisco cable car
The city’s iconic cable car system is the last in the world to continue to be used constantly. With a fee of about $ 5 for a one-way trip, you can nostalgically ride some of the city's most interesting streets. For the most authentic experience, stand on a treadmill and stick to one of the outer pillars. This is something you will never forget.
This bohemian district (marked by the intersections of Haight and Ashbury streets) gained fame as the epicenter of the hippie subculture in the late 1960s. Today it is a unique and interesting part of the city populated by independent businesses and restaurants.
Few cities in the world have the eclectic mix of activities, architectural diversity and geographical variations that San Francisco offers. The city has successfully managed to blend its rich, historic past and contemporary present, making San Francisco one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.