There are just a few cities in the USA, that are so enjoyable to visit like San Francisco, because most of the attractions are within walking distance. Especially the districts around the Union Square in the South and around the Fisherman`s Wharf in the North are inviting the tourists to go for a walk or a city tour.
The hilly city San Francisco is located in the north of California and is very famous because of the year-round fog, the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, such as its trams and colorful victorian houses. The most popular skyscraper of San Francisco, the Transamerica Pyramid, is standing in the financial district.
It´s a really European city, which provides a diverse mix of attractions!
– The Golden Gate Bridge: I think you all have heard of this suspension bridge before. It opened in the year 1937 and combines San Francisco with Marin County in the North. Moreover, the bridge is more than 1,6 miles long, 27 meters wide and there is a lot of traffic: The Golden Gate Bridge is used by over 100.000 cars per day!
– Another important attraction in San Francisco is the former prison Alcatraz. Today you can visit it without problems if you get tickets for the ferry in time, which means in this case two to three months before 😉
Alcatraz, which is a 500 meters wide island, is more than 1,2 miles away from the mainland and located in the Golden Gate Bay. The most famous inmate was Al Capone, who was in Alcatraz from 1934 to 1939. Especially the location of the island made escape attempts impossible.
– The Fisherman`s Wharf is one of the most beautiful district of San Francisco and excites visitors with its attractions and sea lions at Pier 39, souvenir shops and restaurants as well as with views at the bay. Furthermore, the Fisherman`s Bay is perfect for an overnight stay even if the hotels are a bit expensive.