As the romantic song “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” by Douglass Cross & George Cory, composed in 1954, San Francisco is a city that charms with its hills, cable cars, cloudy mornings, blue skies, wind and the bright sun …
It is the city that Americans fantasize about, make music and where they leave their hearts, a place of myth and magic. With a dazzling edge, it is America’s best quality living city and its fascinating mosaic of ethnic neighborhoods is one of the most charming features.
San Francisco enchants by the geography, architecture, music, gastronomy, climate, parks, walks and good purchases. The city was built in the midst of 43 hills and hills, set in the Pacific Ocean, hillsides, street performers, spiers that contrast with Victorian houses, important museums, big houses of spectacle and a bridge that is considered one of the architectural wonders of the World, the Golden Gate Bridge.
Unlike many other American cities, you do not need a car to explore San Francisco, as it occupies an area of only 120 square miles. Among the iconic landmarks are the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Lombard Street and Chinatown. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, the city is blessed with a Mediterranean climate that makes it a tourist destination of choice all year round.
In this city there are companies of theater, opera and ballet of great importance to the world-wide level and frequently it is stage of premieres of pieces connected to Broadway. San Francisco is also considered one of the cities with the best gastronomy of the United States. The different cultural influences, the proximity to the freshest ingredients and the best chefs of the country result in unforgettable gastronomic experiences throughout the city.
Attractions and sights
It is the most visited area of San Francisco. Have fun with street entertainers, indulge in fresh seafood and stroll through unrivaled shopping.
It is a separate attraction in the Fisherman’s Warf region. It has about 100 shops, restaurants, 4D cinema, sea lions that are in the sun on the platforms, stage for artists presentations, etc. There is also the Aquarium of the Bay. What Pier 39 has of most interesting (as well as the rest of California) is the “wild life”. The intense occupation of coastal areas, the intensification of fishing in past decades, and the prohibition of sea lions hunting have caused these beautiful (and smelly) mammals to take refuge here at Pier 39.
The Walt Disney Family Museum
This museum is located in the Presidio Park and is a good opportunity for those who want to get to know the Mickey Mouse family and friends. The museum has ten interactive galleries.
Golden Gate Bridge
The famous Golden Gate Bridge bridge appears in immense films and is one of the business cards of the United States. The bridge delights in its size, architecture and color. It can be enjoyed from different points of the city, being the most important Fort Point, Vista Point and the marina region.
Crossing the bridge, whether on foot or by bicycle, is a great walk (there are exclusive tracks for bicycles and pedestrians). The fog is quite common in the region of the bridge, which is often hidden. When this happens, a siren alerts the craft to the presence of the bridge, which can be heard in many parts of the city.
It is one of the most famous streets in San Francisco due to the fact that one of its hillsides is extremely steep and runs zigzagging. It is a good place to take pictures of both Lombard Street itself and the cable car with Alcatraz Island in the background.
Alamo Square / Painted Ladies
In the Alamo Square area are the Painted Ladies, which are the six Victorian homes that survived a fire that devastated the city. It is a widely visited and photographed spot in San Francisco, with some becoming famous in movies and television shows.
Buena Vista Park
In the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, close to Alamo Square, is Buena Vista Park, which offers great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Golden gate park
Golden Gate Park is immense, larger than New York’s famous Central Park, and offers many attractions such as the California Academy of Sciences, the Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, picnic areas and sports fields. Book at least one day to get to know the park and select the attractions that interest you most.
It is another park of San Francisco and it houses the Palace of the Arts and the Exploratorium (museum in which the visitor can interact with the exhibitions).
A beautiful church, right in the heart of San Francisco.
Union Square is the heart of San Francisco, with many shops (Macys, Apple, Sephora), cinemas and a good mall (the Westfield). Market Street has very good shopping. On the top floor of the Macys is the Cheese Cake Factory restaurant, which usually gets crowded at the weekends.
Close to the Union Square area is the China Town portal. Unlike New York, San Francisco’s China Town is more organized and clean. In this region are concentrated several stores that sell typical Chinese products and also souvenirs, whose prices are generally smaller than in the stores located in the region of Fisherman Warf.
It is the famous gay district of San Francisco, in which you can find in many points a flag with the colors of the rainbow. Sympathetic or not, it’s worth knowing the neighborhood.
Provides a beautiful view of the city of San Francisco. To climb to the top of the tower you need to go by elevator.
This is a landmark of San Francisco since it has been transporting people since the end of the 19th century. There are three lines – Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Street Line – and each offers spectacular views of the most famous mountains.
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