The Highlights of San Francisco No Visitor Should Miss
Picturesque, modern, and beautifully diverse, ‘the golden city’ of San Francisco is a destination that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.
The most popular highlights
The first thing that you are likely to recognise, (and that should be near the top of your list when visiting San Francisco), is the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge. The second highlight that should stand out to you, are the famous cable cars. They are historically important to San Francisco, and yet they are also a popular mode of transport between locals and tourists. The cable cars make it easier to travel between different landmarks, and hot spots within the city. They do travel at a slower pace than you might expert, but you can use this to your advantage to capture some fantastic photographs of your surroundings along the way.
Alcatraz Island is where you’ll find the historical, widely-known landmark, and former maximum security prison of San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz has sparked great interest in people with its captivating history, and stories. It has also provided inspiration for many a film, novel, and TV series over the years.
Fisherman’s Wharf is another popular highlight which is a great place to sample local seafood, shop, and go on tours, or cruises of the area.
Something a little different
If you are drawn to doing something unique on your holiday, or are trying to find a contrast against the hustle and bustle of the city, look no further than this. Hire your family a car from one of the major hire companies in the area, for example Hertz or alamo.co.uk and buckle up to experience San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive. It is a fantastic tour that will introduce you to the different neighbourhoods of San Francisco, and allow you to explore coastlines, and landmarks where you will inevitably soak up the city’s rich history and culture. The 49 Mile Scenic Drive is thought to be the very best way to see the city, and an experience you would be unlikely to achieve on foot, or by public transport.
As a city with so much to offer different tastes, make sure to do your research to prevent missing out on something spectacular. San Francisco has it’s fair share of museums and galleries, including the impressive California Academy of Sciences. It also has an abundance of scenic open spaces, aquariums, historical sites, a lively night life, a range of eateries, and plenty of shopping opportunities.