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47 Things To Do in San Francisco

47 Things To Do in San FranciscoSan Francisco is a vivacious and exciting city offering a plethora of sights to see and activities to engage in. Visitors of all types are sure to find experiences to savor and enjoy in this delightful city. Click to enlarge the picture and read about top attractions, restaurants, shopping locations, and night life activities!

One of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks is the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is a cable suspension bridge that spans 8,931 feet across the San Francisco Bay. Deemed one of the “Modern Wonders of the World,” this feat in modern engineer connects the northern tip of San Francisco to the Marin Headlands, which is commonly known as the gateway to Northern California.

Another world famous site can be glimpsed from the bridge on clear days- Alcatraz Island. This historic island served as a prison housing only the most dangerous and hardened criminals for 69 years. This prison was billed as being “inescapable” and housed many infamous criminals in its day- including gangsters such as Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly and even Mickey Cohen. The island has not been an active prison since the 60’s but remains one of the area’s top tourist attractions. Rumors abound about the island being haunted by past inhabitants and most visitors do agree the infamous location leaves one with a spooky feeling and a shiver running down their spine. Famously known as “The Rock,” the island is now run by the National Park Service and visitors are allowed to tour daily.

Another world famous attraction in San Francisco is Fisherman’s Wharf. This sparkling spot offers world class dining, historical sites, museums and even boat tours. Set along the shore of the San Francisco Bay, this fun and vibrant destination has fun activities for any tastes. For shopping, pay a visit to Union Square. There, you'll find everything from art galleries and antiques to specialty stores and clothing shops.

San Francisco is also renowned for its stunning architecture and beauty. Home to stunning Victorian era homes known to the locals as “Rows of Painted Ladies”, the buildings have been immortalized in many Hollywood productions, including movies and television series alike. Many downtown San Francisco hotels are also known for their Victorian architecture.

In addition to the breathe-taking architecture, another of San Fran’s local favorites is its cable cars. These world famous open air street cars provide a unique and charming mode of transportation for truly experiencing the city, and should not be missed.

San Francisco is a sparkling gem on the west coast offering exceptional and tantalizing experiences that simply cannot be found anywhere else. When in San Francisco, be sure to take time to savor all of its treats!

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