San Francisco Attractions and Entertainment
San Francisco is loaded with an assortment of activities that’s sure to please outdoorsy types, foodies and hardcore travelers. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island to tour the infamous and now closed federal prison, Fisherman’s Wharf – the choices are many.
If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do near you, check out some of these awesome area attractions.
Take a look at some of the popular Tourist Attractions and activities:
Walk on The Golden Gate Bridge
Arguably the most famous bridge in the world, it manages to impress even the most experienced travelers with its stunning 1.7-mile span. Approximately 120,000 automobiles drive across it every day. A pedestrian walkway also allows the crossing on foot, and bikes are allowed on the western side. The Golden Gate Bridge is said to be one of the most photographed things on Earth.
Go to North Beach
Don’t let the term “beach” confuse you – North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter, isn’t a beach at all. It is a neighborhood of romantic European-style sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant avenues. The beautiful Church of Saints Peter and Paul is a prominent landmark. Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill offers a splendid vantage point for photos of the bridges and the Bay.
Ride Cable Cars
Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars run on tracks and are moved by an underground cable on three routes. Their familiar bells can be heard ringing from blocks away. Each one-way ride will provide spectacular views of the city’s celebrated hills as well as exhilarating transportation.
Check out The Rock
Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Some of the United States’ most notorious criminals were incarcerated there. Though several tried, no inmate ever made a successful escape from here. The prison was closed in the 1960’s and stories about Alcatraz are legendary. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the prison as they explore the buildings and grounds.
Shop in Union Square
Union Square is the place for serious shoppers. Major department stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line streets like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. The Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre houses the largest Bloomingdale’s outside of New York and the second largest Nordstrom in the U.S.
Shopping, sightseeing, and touring – seems you got it all covered in San Francisco! Now it is time to take action and make this dream a reality by planning the holiday and booking the tickets.