The City by the Bay is not only one of the U.S. top destinations for living but ranks high on the list of destinations for travel as well and for good reason. From its historic appeal in the form of attractions such as Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge to the more “unique” destinations such as Lombard Street or the nearby hotspots such as Highway 1 and Napa Valley, there are hundreds of reasons to make San Francisco your destination for travel any time of the year. Come with Tourico Vacations and learn more about the city itself as well as 3 must visit destinations you won’t want to miss when you travel to this beautiful coastal California city.
San Francisco encompasses an around of nearly 50 square miles and is home to a greater metropolitan population of over 8.5 million. The most densely populated city in the U.S. after New York, this sprawling urban area began with humble beginnings in the year 1776. Established by colonists from Spain, it quickly grew in the early 1800’s thanks to the California Gold Rush. Despite fire, earthquakes and war, San Francisco has grown into one of the most influential cities in the U.S. Choosing what to see and do in an area this large can be difficult, but we encourage you to begin here.
Take A Tour on a Cable Car
San Francisco’s Cable Cars have long been a part of its history. An actual National Landmark, these cable cars are more than just a cheap ride, they offer a feel for the “real” San Francisco and help you get where you want to go all at the same time. Fun, cost friendly and historic, how could you go wrong?
Explore Fisherman’s Wharf
Another of the most iconic areas of the city, Fisherman’s Wharf is another of San Francisco’s destinations that offers a little something for everyone. From food to fun to culture and shopping, almost all visitors of the city make this one of their first stops. Famous for its fresh seafood as well as its many historic sites and quaint shops, Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most famous Wharf’s in history.
Spend Some Time at the Golden Gate Park
Located near to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and so much more, Golden Gate Park is one of the largest urban marks in the world. Over 1,000 acres of green grass, not to mention 2 major museums, playgrounds, sports facilities, a botanical garden in addition to the nearby Golden Gate Bridge make it a stop definitely worth your time and money. While you are here, take some time to head to Alcatraz for an hour or two and explore some of the 80,000 acre Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
Just a taste of the many amazing things to see and do, there are hundreds of other places to go and things to do. Whether you travel for food or a love of the outdoors, history or a desire for art and culture, you can and will find it in San Francisco any time of the year. Learn more about this amazing city and start planning your adventure today.