San Francisco is one of the most popular cities in the world. No wonder, there is so much to see and do in this city! The Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Warf and gay district Castro are the best-known symbols and you should definitely see and visit them all. Clint Eastwood, Monica Lewinsky and Sean Penn were born and raised in San Francisco.
Everyone knows the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic red bridge that connects San Francisco to Marin County. They painted it red because that would be visible in the often-present fog. You can walk over this bridge to behold its beauty.
The Chinatown of San Francisco is the second biggest Chinatown in North America and a tourist attraction. The Chinese streetlights, flags, restaurants and antique shops with pagoda roofs, make that it’s like walking into a real Chinese town.
Alcatraz is the notorious former prison on an island. Although many tried, no one ever managed to escape from this island. The prison closed in 1963 and is now available to visit. You can learn all about some of the most notorious prisoners of the United States, as they were kept in this prison. Be aware that you have to book a visit months in advance!
Fisherman’s Wharf is an old neighbourhood where fisherman’s used to live in the 1800s. It is home to Pier 39, a tourist attraction build on a pier where you can do lots of things. You can watch the well-known sea lions, which stay on the floats at this pier. There are street performers, an arcade hall, shops, a carousel and a street theatre. If you’re hungry there are tons of restaurants where you can eat delicious seafood like the Fog Harbour Fish House. You can see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz through the windows of this restaurant.