The Best Tourist Attractions Places To Visit In San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.
Located one-and-a-half miles from Fisher mans Wharf, Alcatraz is one of the city most popular attractions.
The historic and notorious Alcatraz penitentiary, located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, is one of Americas most infamous prisons.
It operated for almost thirty years, closing in 1963 and re-opening as a tourist attraction in 1973.
Some of Americas most well-known criminals were inmates here, including Al Capone and the "Bird man," who would later form the basis for the fictional movie The Bird man of Alcatraz.

Cable Cars

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The world-famous Cable Cars run on three lines in the steep streets of San Francisco between Market Street and Fisherman’s Wharf.
These cars are a fun ride, especially if you get to stand on the running board, if a bit impractical for everyday use though residents do, in fact, use them on a regular basis.
The cable car is such an attraction that, especially on weekends, it takes longer to wait in line to ride up Powell Street than it does to walk the short but sloping distance.
The cable cars will also get you to the major attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, the Ferry Building, Nob Hill, and Lombard Street.

Legion of Honor

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An impressive Neoclassical Beaux-Arts building in an amazing setting, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor is San Francisco's most exquisite museum.
Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor displays a collection of more than 4,000 years of ancient and Europejewishan art and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a neoclassic building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The museum is in Lincoln Park, a gorgeous green space with a golf course and coastal woodlands and a wonderful place for a leisurely walk.
Just outside the museum, visitors may follow the path along Lincoln Highway, which boasts spectacular ocean vistas and perfect outlooks onto the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fisherman Wharf

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One of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco and even the US, Fisherman’s Wharf runs all the way from Pier 39 through to Municipal Pier at the end of Aquatic Park.
If this is your first visit to the city and you only have a day or two to see the sights, Fisherman's Wharf is a good place to start.
Other tourist attractions at the wharf include museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings, scenic vistas over the Bay and the famous sea lions at Pier 39.

Hike And Picnic On Angel Island State Park

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Angel Island State Park is a wonderful escape to nature.
The Island has been a cattle ranch and beginning with the Civil War at Camp Reynolds, the Island has over 100 years of military history.
With the outbreaks of WWI and WWII thousands of troops both returning and embarking for conflicts around the world were processed through Angel Island.
In the '50s and '60s, the Island saw its last military service as a home to a Nike missile base.
The largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has astounding views of the surrounding bay.
Tourists can enjoy the lovely scenery while hiking or biking on the well-groomed trails.
The island also has five picnic areas, eleven campsites, and several sandy beaches that are pleasant for walking and sunbathing.

San Francisco Chinatown

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Established in 1840s, San Francisco’s Chinatown is reputed to be the oldest and one of the largest and most famous of all Chinatowns outside of Asia.
Many of the Chinese who settled here were merchants or immigrant workers, working on either the transcontinental railroad or as mine workers during the Gold Rush.
The tourist section of Chinatown is mainly along Grant Avenue, from Bush to Broadway.

Golden Gate Bridge

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Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world.
This magnificent bridge, perhaps San Francisco's most famous landmark, opened in 1937 after a four-year struggle against relentless winds, fog, rocks and treacherous tides.
Spanning 1.7 miles from San Francisco to the Marin headlands, the bridge’s sidewalks are open during the day to pedestrians including wheelchair users and bicyclists.

Lombard Street

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Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns.
Often called the “crookedest” street in the world, this scenic road on Russian Hill features tight turns, fragrant gardens and beautiful views of the bay, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower.

Palace of Fine Arts

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The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.
The only structure remaining from the 1915 World’s Fair, the Palace of Fine Arts features a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades situated in an idyllic park setting with a classical European-Style lagoon.
It’s a great place to unwind, have a picnic, and watch the swans float elegantly by.

Transamerica Pyramid

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Located in the heart of the Financial District., the Transamerica Pyramid is San Francisco’s other famous icon besides the Golden Gate.
According to its architect, William L. Pereira, a pyramid is the ideal shape for skyscrapers, offering the advantage of letting more air and light in the streets below.
Finished in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid has a height of 260 meters (853 feet) and is still the tallest building in the San Francisco skyline.
It also has a theater offering a variety of shows, musical and cultural events.

Golden Gate Park

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Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, United States, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds.
Once an area of sand dunes, Golden Gate Park is a large urban park with windmills, bison, museums, lakes and a carousel among its many attractions.
At 1,017 acres, it is about 20% larger than New York’s Central Park, so unless you have a bike, you’ll want to plan which area you want to visit.
A popular tourist attraction is the Japanese Tea Garden with beautiful plants, ponds, bridges, and Japanese-style structures including a tea house.