5 Great Attractions in San Francisco

Friday, 01 Oct 2010 04:20 PM

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 If you associate terms like fun, food, and frolic with your dream vacation as you plan to travel America, then San Francisco is the place to be. The Bay City of San Francisco is a welcome destination with its sunny beaches, superb seafood, and certainly some of the best shopping. San Francisco is indeed a traveler’s paradise. Every curve and bend in San Francisco has an interesting story to narrate.  It wouldn’t be way off the mark to say that if you want to have an interesting travel experience, plan a trip to San Francisco.

Do you love to explore? In that case, San Francisco tourist attractions would certainly not let you down. From a visit to Alcatraz Prison, a walk along Pier 39 to watch sea lions, looking at more than 20000 types of marine life in the aquarium, to the bay, to taking a tour of the famous Jelly Belly Company premises, the list of San Francisco attractions is seemingly endless. For people looking forward to unwinding, you can gorge on delectable sea food  and then spend the rest of the day sunning by one of its many beaches!

Interested to learn more about this spontaneous city? Eager to know which San Francisco tourist attractions should make on your sightseeing list? Let’s get started:

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Gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge is where you should first. It isn't an exaggeration to call the Golden Gate Bridge one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Built in 1937, this often photographed architectural wonder is about 8981 feet in length. Besides admiring the Golden Gate Bridge from the observatories, built on both the left and right sides of the bridge, you can bike or hike from one end of the bridge to the other. Do not forget to enjoy a good cup of coffee and some snacks at a café built near this orange colored beauty.

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Fantastic Fisherman Wharf is home to various San Francisco attractions like the Pier 39, the fun filled Ghirardelli Square, and the Maritime Museum. Fisherman Wharf ranks high on the San Francisco sightseeing list. Stroll down Pier 39 and buy mementos, watch sea lions sunbathing, and indulge your appetite with clam chowder and fresh crabs, while visiting Fisherman Wharf.

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Don’t watch San Francisco cable cars from afar. If you want to enjoy the true spirit of San Francisco, then take a ride in the San Francisco cable cars. Traveling on the century old routes taking you to downtown San Francisco and Fisherman Wharf; these cable cars were declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964. These cable cars are also called living monuments.  They give you the thrill of a roller coaster ride for as little as $3 per trip!

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The busy and bustling Union Square is famous for having held rallies at the time of the Civil War in America. This San Francisco attraction has now become the third largest shopping destination in North America. Home to boutiques of famous designers, including Dior, Prada, Armani, and Gucci, the Union square is considered to be one of the hottest and most happening places in San Francisco.

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The Amazing Alcatraz tour gives visitors a rare insight into this fort built on an island, which served both as a military prison and a harbor defense fort, in the 19th century. Known to be a home away from home for notorious criminals like Al Capone, Alcatraz is certainly one of the most mysterious of the San Francisco attractions. A two-hour tour of this San Francisco tourist attraction, besides narrating some interesting tales, also showcases rare flora, nesting and roosting sea birds, and amazing marine wildlife.
 
Plan a visit to sunny San Francisco to experience its beauty and enjoy its history.

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