With iconic sights and one of the most welcoming attitudes in the USA, San Francisco is a top destination. There are some amazing places to go with very diverse neighbourhoods and communities. Here are just a few of the top things to do in San Francisco.
Ride a Bike on Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous sights in San Francisco and is unmissable. Hire a bike on Pier 39 and cycle along the coastal road across Golden Gate to Marin County. You can either backtrack across the bridge or head further to laid back Sausalito where you can pick up the ferry to San Francisco’s Pier 39.
Take the Cable Car
San Francisco’s cable cars are a feature of the city. Take the car from Fisherman’s Wharf to Union Square and enjoy the scenery. Why not do as the locals do and ride on the outside. The cable Car Museum is a great place to go and learn about this famous form of transportation.
Thousands of Chinese workers came to the West Coast of the USA to build the railroads. Many stayed and the Chinatown community is testament to their culture. Walk round the narrow Chinatown streets with their markets and superb restaurants or visit a temple. You can also join in a tai chi class in places like Washington Square.
Go to Jail
Alcatraz is one of the most notorious prisons in the world. The island lies just off San Francisco and you can take the boat over to the jail for a tour. Other famous museums in San Francisco include the hands on science exhibits at Exploratorium. Golden Gate Park is another superb place for a walk with galleries and museums in the complex.
San Francisco is full of exciting things to do. What will you plan to do during your stay?