10 Must Visit Places In San Francisco

One of my most favorite cities in United States is San Francisco. I am very much attached to this place because I have stayed there for near...

One of my most favorite cities in United States is San Francisco. I am very much attached to this place because I have stayed there for nearly three years. San Francisco, in short SFO, needs no introduction. Located in the northern part of California, it is one of the most popular cities in United States and a top destination for holidaymakers. It is globally recognized for shopping, sight-seeing, restaurants, entertainment, real estate, jobs, night life etc. Do you want to have fun with friends over the weekend? Do you want to relish lip-smacking cuisine at a restaurant? Do you want to chill out in the beach? Do you want to go for a scenic drive? Do you want to spend the most romantic time of your life with your loved one? The list of choices is endless and San Francisco is the perfect place for fun, bliss and entertainment. The warmth of summer here is as good as the cold of the winter. So no matter which season it is, there is always something to do in San Francisco. If you are living in San Francisco or anywhere near or even planning to visit the place, there are many tourist attractions which you would not want to miss. This has been really tough but here we have 10 must visit places in San Francisco that you cannot afford to miss. Let's check them out!

1. The Golden Gate Bridge

It is almost nine thousand feet long bride which connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Golden Gate Bridge is a gifted example of engineering set in a stunning backdrop and the international orange color of this bridge makes it even more attractive. The bridge is so huge that it can be spotted from many areas in San Francisco.

2. Lombard Street

This is one of the most visited places in San Francisco, given the fact that it is a crooked and curvy street with tight hairpin turns. The street is very steep and a walk up & down the steps is going to be a great workout. As you take a walk down the street, the sweet smelling flowers will mesmerize your senses. You get to experience some wonderful views of the city from the top of the street. This stopover is surely not the one to be missed!

3. Fisherman's Warf

If you are looking for lodging, eating, entertainment or a cruise trip, you have it all in one place – Fisherman's Warf. This place hosts some of the best events of San Francisco which include the fireworks on 4th of July and on New Year as well. There are cruises which depart from the piers at Fisherman's Warf to Alcatraz Island, trip around the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito etc. If you want to experience the best of San Francisco, you should take one of those cruises and sail in the bay.

4. Alcatraz Island

This was once a prison for the American prisoners and is now one of the most prominent tourist spot. It is located offshore in the bay and you can take a ferry to reach there. The history of this place and the breath taking views of the city makes the visit worth it. The island offers an audio tour for people who wish to know more about the place. Don't you think it would be superb to take a look at how the prison looked like back then?

5. Golden Gate Park

If you are a nature lover, you will instantly fall in love with this park. It includes attractions like Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences etc. This is an ideal place to spend a day with greenery, museums, art, lakes, flowers etc. Not only adults but also kids will enjoy being here.

6. China Town

As the name indicates, it is a place of the Chinese community in San Francisco. Are you looking for some interesting shopping experience? Then this is the place to be. It has many things to offer starting from the home decoration items, herbal remedies, Chinese tea etc. You can even enjoy delicious dim-sum for lunch or visit one of the temples in the China Town. The entrance of China Town called "Dragon Gate" is something to look out for. You may even want to click some pictures there to cherish your visit.

7. Palace Of Fine Arts

This is a place which was constructed to exhibit work of arts. It not only holds many art exhibitions and is also a popular tourist attraction. This monument is an inspiration from both Roman and Greek architecture. It is the most sought after destination for clicking romantic pictures of couples. No matter which time of the year you visit this place, you will surely find photo-shoots of the newlyweds.

8. Civic Center

This is yet another historic building in San Francisco. The city hall is the best place to click pictures, get married and if not anything, you can just take a walk around. The well-structured building is adored by all history and art lovers.

9. Twin Peaks

It is the highest point in San Francisco, offering breath taking view of the city. You can see fabulous views of the entire city right below you. Especially if you are visiting Twin Peaks at night when the lights are all lit up, it brings out the beauty of the city. This place is foggy most of the days and warm clothes are a must. Experience the fabulous views right here!

10. Cable Cars

If you want to go way back in time, just get into the cable car. By riding in the cable car, you not only get to see the city but also have a unique fun experience. There is also a Cable Car Museum which exhibits many cable cars. People who are interested in knowing more about the cable car system must certainly make a visit to the museum.

After visiting all these places, I can surely say that this city is one of the most beautiful cities in United States. In addition to the above 10 places, there are many other attractions in San Francisco which makes it a must visit place in California. The scenic locations makes this place a favorite of movie makers and hence many movies and television series have been shot here.
The city, the culture, the ambience, the food, the people – everything about San Francisco is magical. I love SFO and I am sure everyone will love it right from the moment you land here!

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