8 Things to see in San Francisco
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California. It is a popular tourist destination. San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district. So, what we can see and do in San Francisco:
- Golden Bridge -You could book a double Decker tour which is going around the city and trough the Golden Bridge. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco and California. It was initially designed by engineer Joseph Straussin 1917. I think it is possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world.
- You can try a cable car. The San Francisco cable car systems, the world’s last manually operated cable car is an icon of San Francisco, the cable car system forms part of the intermodal urban transport network operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Of the 23 lines established between 1873 and 1890 only three remain one of which combines parts of two earlier lines two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf, and a third route along California Street.
- You could visit a Fisherman wharf. It is a neighbourhoodand popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. The Fisherman’s Market streetcar runs through the area, the Powell-Hyde cable car lines runs to Aquatic Park, at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Powell-Mason cable car line runs a few blocks away.
- Pier 39 is a shopping centerand popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco, California. At Pier 39, there are shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, the Aquarium of the Bay and views of California sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39’s marina. The family-oriented entertainment and presence of marine mammals make this a popular tourist location for families with kids.
- Alcatraz Island, is located in San Francisco Bay, 2k offshore from San Francisco, California. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 21 March 1963. The water currents around the island were always high, which presumably decreased the chance of an inmate escaping. You can get there by ferry from Fisherman Wharf.
- Lombard Street Take the Hyde Street Cable Car line to the ‘most crooked street in the world’ – Lombard Street. Weaving left and right down the steep face of Russian Hill, Lombard Street has been made famous in movies and photographs.
- The Chinatown centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street in San Francisco, California, is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia. It is also the oldest and largest of the four notable Chinese enclaves within San Francisco.
- Beach time or Baseball. When you want to go to the beach you need to drive a bit but its not far. When I been there it was September and water was cold but still you can jump to the water or if you are not beach fan you can go see baseball. San Francisco Giantsare an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. The Giants compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division