Best known for the Golden Gate, cable cars and steep, rolling streets, San Francisco is a beautiful city in northern California, set on the tip of a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. After the California Gold Rush of 1848, San Francisco flourished into a lively city that now offers tourists an abundance of exciting things see and do.
Undoubtedly, the Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s number one attraction. Tourists can drive, bike ride or walk across this famous suspension bridge to admire and photograph stunning views. Another of the city’s most prominent landmarks are its historic cable cars, which present a memorable way to experience the steep inclines and main sights.
San Francisco is a city rich in history and culture known for its lovely Victorian homes and ethnic neighborhoods, of which Chinatown is the most famous with its colorful array of shops, markets, architecture, traditions and food. A popular waterfront district lined with souvenir shops and seafood restaurants, Fisherman’s Wharf is where tourists can take a ferry to Alcatraz Island to tour the notorious prison.
San Francisco packs many world-class art galleries and museums such as the distinguished Legion of Honor. Top-notch theaters, operas and ballets present a variety of live performances. The San Francisco Zoo, Steinart Aquarium and the Morrison Planetarium are great family attractions. The AT&T Park is the stadium home of the city’s major league baseball team, the Giants. Just outside the city are beaches and recreational areas where tourists can relax, swim, sail, surf, camp and see local marine and land species.