San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The city was founded on 29th June, 1776 and today it is one of the most advanced cities in the world. San Francisco is everyone’s favorite city, located between the San Franscisco Bay and the Pacific coast. The city is the world famous for its Golden Gate Bridge and the Cable Cars. Traveljee has compiled a list of the most popular tourist places in the city of San Francisco.
8 Best Tourist Attractions in San Francisco for Tourism
1. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular tourist attraction in the United States. It is a suspension bridge between San Francisco and Marin Country. The Golden Gate Bridge took seven years for the complete construction. At the time of completion, it was one of the wonders in the world. The orange color was specially chosen to make the bridge more easily visible in the thick fog of San Francisco. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.
2. Cable Cars
The Cable Cars are the world famous, which runs in the San Francisco since 1873. These cable cars are still running in three lines on the busy streets of the city. It is the most popular tourist attraction among the local people. They usually ride on the cable cars on weekend to reach another street. You have to wait longer on the weekends. The Cable Cars are the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.
3. Lombard Street
Lombard Street is a famous street for its steep, one-block section with eighth tight hairpin turns. The Lombard Street is located between Hyde and Leavenworth streets. Due to eight hairpin turns, the speed limit of this street is mere 8 km/h or 5 mph. Lombard Street also appeared in the movies, Vertigo and Alfred Hitchcock.
Chinatown in the city of San Francisco was established in 1840s. Most of the Chinese settled here were mining workers, merchants or immigrant workers during the Gold Rush. Chinatown in San Francisco is considered the largest Chinatowns outside the Asian continent. There are also so many Chinese hotels as well as restaurants to provide you the original taste of Chinese food. Chinatown is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.
5. Sunrise and Sunset Points
San Francisco is the most popular place to see both Sunset and Sunrise. Crissy Field beach in the Marina district is the best place/point to see sunset on the bay. You will also able to see Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Baker Beach in the Presidio is also another sunset point in the city. There are also other options available such as Ocean Beach as well as Sutro Park for sunset.
San Francisco is also the great city to view the sunrise. There are lots of sunrise points in the city such as Mount Livermore, Angel Island State Park, Golden Gate by Sportfishing boat, Las Trampas Peak, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, Wildcat Peak, from Tilden Regional Park and Vista Peak, Garin Regional Park.
6. Alamo Square
The Alamo Square is another the most popular residential neighborhood and park in the city of San Francisco. The Alamo Square is much famous for its painted ladies row of Victorian houses. On a clear day a San Francisco, you can enjoy watching Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid building from the middle of the park.
7. Transamerica Pyramid
The Transamerica Pyramid is located in the heart of the city, financial district of San Francisco. It was constructed in 1972 and become the tallest building in the city of San Francisco till date. William L. Pereira was the architect of this building. The Transamerica Pyramid is also one of the most popular buildings in the city. It has a height of 85 feet (260 m) and is still the tallest building in the city.
8. Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood located in the city of San Francisco, California. The F Market streetcar runs through the area, the Powell-Hyde cable car lines runs to Aquatic Park, at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Powell-Mason cable car line runs a few blocks away. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.
Article last re-published on April 30, 2015.