The best San Francisco attractions. How to spend marvelous 3 or 4 days in San Francisco, one of the world nicest cities with the bay, hills and building architecture.
How do you go around San Francisco? The best way to visit San Francisco is on foot. Cable cars are a fun way to travel in some parts of the city.
The world famous landmark is the Golden Gate Bridge. It's convenient to take the bus from downtown financial district, Union Square, Pier 39 to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk or bike on the bridge and enjoy the most of San Francisco Bay. You can find some information at the Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Gift Center (a round building)near the bridge.
The nice park called the Presidio is definitely the place where to spend few hours. The Baker Beach is one of the best beaches of the city. On the other end, there is the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exploratorium.
A little further south is the Golden Gate Park. One of the most visited park in the USA, the Golden Park offers many activities. The Japanese Tea Garden is particularly nice with the Great Buddha and the Moon Bridge.
Where is Lombard street? One of the famous San Francisco attractions is the famous hill of San Francisco. The Lombard street is situated east west of San Francisco and starts at the Presidio.
Events at the Golden Gate bridge:
Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 is one of the best San Francisco attractions. It's very pleasant with excellent restaurants and shops. Don't miss the Boudin Sourdough Bakery where produces the famous San Francisco Tangy Bread. Also if you are here around January, you can watch the sea lions resting on the pier.
You can buy here, tickets to the Alcatraz. The famous prison is quite interesting to visit. The most incorrigible criminals have been locked up.
In the same area, there are the Wax Museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum.
The Grant Avenue is the central street of Chinatown in San Francisco. I enjoy walking around Chinatown. It's really fun watching people shopping for fresh vegetables and all kind of Chinese products. There are excellent Chinese restaurants. Ones of my favorites are the House of Nanking on Kearny Street and the R & G Lounge on Kearny Street.
Don't miss to visit the Golden Gate Fortune Cookies on Ross Aley. This factory opened in 1962 and sent their fortune cookies around the world. Did you know the fortune cookie was first made in San Francisco?
There are few temples in San Francisco Chinatown the Kong Chow
and the Tin How Temples. If you are in San Francisco during the Chinese New Year, don't miss the Chinese New Year Parade, one of the best events in San Francisco.
A fun way to explore San Francisco is taking the cable car. The cable carsare the last ones in San Francisco operated manually. There are three routes downtown to Fisherman's Wharf and along California Street. The most spectacular is on Powell & Market, the cable car turnaround.
Events in Chinatown:
The Union Square is the best place for shopping. It's one of the well-known San Francisco attractions. You can find the famous department storeslike Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. There are also all the luxuruous boutiques Louis Vuitton, Channel, Burberry, Tiffany & Co and many others.
A little further, you will find the theater district on Geary Boulevard. The famous hotel the Sheraton Palace is a ten minutes walk from the Union Square. It's one of the most luxurious hotels in San Francisco.
North you will see the tallest building in San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid.
Events at Union Square:
Polar Bear plunge
Dine About Town
Chinese New Year festival and parade
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Cherry Blossom festival
Cesar E. Chavez 2015 Parade & Festival
Bay to Breakers
Green Film Festival
Sterne Grove Festival
Stanford Summer Theater 2015 Festival
Festival del Sole
Free Skakespeare in the park
Dragon Boat Festival
Treasure Island Music Festival
Christmas crystal Fair
San Francisco Auto show
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Union Street Fantasy of Lights
Christmas illuminations and stores