If you have got the passport pages stamped for your holiday to San Francisco, the city has plenty to offer with respect to entertainment and attractions. For the best and unique experiences here, www.telegraph.co.uk curates a list of must-do and must-see places in San Francisco. Here are few things that you should not miss on your next holiday to SF.
Golden Gate Bridge
Spanning a total distance of 1.7-miles, this famous bridge sees a footfall of 120,000 automobiles on a daily basis. There is a pedestrian walkway that allows for movement on foot, and you can ride a bike on the western side of this famous bridge.
Hop on a cable car
Cable cars have been around the city since the 19th century. There are separate tracks for their movement and are powered by an underground cable. You can hear the familiar sound of the bells from a distance. Purchase your tickets from the turnarounds located at the end of each route and enjoy a spectacular view of the hills from these cable cars.
Right in the middle of San Francisco Bay, you can find the Alcatraz prison on an island that bears the same name as the prison. History has it that criminals were imprisoned here and there has been no record of a successful escape from the heavily guarded cells. The doors were closed in 1960, and ever since, the stories that surround the prison have been legendary.
You can take part in the guided tours that allow visitors to learn about its history in time. It is recommended that you take the Alcatraz cruise to reach the island.
Photograph Sea Lions
The most talked about PIER 39 is a marketplace that has a festive air surrounding it. This waterfront market area is located in Fisherman’s Wharf, and you can watch sea lions near the floats of the market. Visitors to PIER 39 do not miss the opportunity to catch some of the sea lions’ antics.
Located at a stone throw’s distance is the San Francisco Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and Ripley’s. Enjoy delicious shrimp cocktails while on the go.
If you enjoy shopping, do not miss Union Square that is home to some of the biggest brands and boutiques stores like Post and Powell.
Discover North Beach
This popular tourist spot is a cozy area that is filled with European –style restaurants and cafes by the sidewalk. Landmarks like Church of Saint Peters and Paul, the Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill is a vantage point for selfies. If you have time, go inside the tower and enjoy the mural paintings that showcase early San Francisco.
Spend A Day In Chinatown
The entrance to Chinatown is called “Dragon’s Gate” and is located in Grant Avenue and Bush Street. You are transported to another world when you watch the activities in the 24 blocks. It is best to explore this place on foot so you can look at exotic shops, restaurants, temples, museums and markets located within the vicinity.
Wind up the afternoon after feasting on dim-sums or watch the making of the famous fortune cookies.