The city is always there in the bucket-list of every world’s traveler simply as of its laid-back culture, friendly locals, delectable food trends, stunning architecture, contemporary art, and landmarks. It is an inviting spot for every age say it to be a child, an adult, or a teenager you find your absolute time in the city.
When you think of San Francisco, one thing that etches to your mind i.e. two-mile long Golden Gate Bridge no doubt it’s the city’s prominent landmark but the reasons to visit the city are beyond the mainstays.
If you’re considering San Francisco as your next destination, here, we have compiled the top attractions you must visit during your vacay! Keep reading!
With the creation of Alcatraz Island is a deep and interesting past. The island was initially built to facilitate the lighthouse, mainly the first lighthouse of the Western United States, apart from this, there were other purposes too for the construction of the island and that was to serve as a military fortification and a federal prison.
Presently, the island offers the most stunning view and no one is to blame you if you never wished to leave the place. The island has offered an eye-pleasing background to many blockbuster movies and “The Rock” to be one of a few. You can also opt for guided tours but make sure to book in advance.
- Location: San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
- Timings: DAY-TOUR: 8:45 AM TO 3:45 PM
NIGHT-TOUR: 5:55 PM TO 6:30 PM
- Best-Time: April-May or September-October
Golden Gate Bridge
The signature landmark of the city is a no way miss when you’re on a San Francisco vacay! The impressive design of the bridge is a clear epitome of the modern architecture of the city. A visit to the Golden Gate Bridge is wrapped with exciting things for everyone. Whether you want to hike, bike, take a tour, or just sit back, the place rolls you with a unique experience. There is also a “Welcome Center” that offers insight over the historical background of the bridge.
How to Reach?
If you want to reach the place, you can access the public bus services no: 10, 70, 93, 92, and 101. All will stop at a toll plaza, where you can walk towards the Bridge.
- Cost of Public bus: $2.50/person (one way)
- Timings: every day 9:00 AM To 6:00 PM
- Best-Time: 365 days
- Free-Walking Tours: Thursdays and Sundays; pre-book yourself
- Height: 227.4m
- Length: approx 2 miles
Ferry Building is the place where market streets convene water. The building is easily accessible through public transports. It is a unique spot serving with various purposes- a terminal for ferries, a food hall with the finest dining, and dwelling an office building. It is well-known for the amazing coffee and water-side view. So, if both are your preferences then you must add this to your itinerary.
- Location: 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
- Timings: every day, 7 AM TO 10 PM
A Beach Day Out
The city is bestowed with an amazing assortment of beaches and thus is also known as a beach town. If you want to relish a beach day out that we guess you must want to, here, we have picked the best beaches in the city, you can surely pick the one that suits you.
- Aquatic Park: the best beach in the city that offers good swimming.
- Baker Beach: offering a stunning view of the grand Golden Gate Bridge and is also a nude beach.
- Fort Funston: if you want a wild beach.