San Francisco travel Guide

 

San Francisco travel Guide :

San Francisco is a place of different cultures and combines a cosmopolitan artistic with a rich history and culture. San Francisco is the United States’ second-most photographed metropolis, next to New York City and is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in USA.

* Golden Gate Bridge

* Alcatraz

* Fisherman’s Wharf

* Chinatown

* Museum of Modern

* Lombard Street

* Aquarium of the Bay

* Exploratorium

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, located south of Market, provides a diverse gallery of 20th-century art. It is a popular destination with over 600,000 annual visitors. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) boasts more than 26,000 works and holds fast to its mission of showcasing both established and new artists.

Exploratorium

Exploratorium is a museum featuring more than 600 exhibits, delves into science, art and how the world works. The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events around the world.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz is definitely one of the most interesting places to visit in San Francisco. Alcatraz Island was earlier used as a prison by the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Today, visitors can roam the island freely, taking in the cellblock and the gardens, once maintained by well-behaved prisoners.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco’s the most recognized landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge  visited be more than 9 million visitors annually gazing up at the tall orange towers. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, named for the strait leading from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay. This bridge is one of the 20th century’s greatest practical engineering feats.

Lombard Street

Lombard Street is popularly known as the “crookedest street in the world that draws thousands of visitors each year. This short stretch of Lombard Street is one-way, downhill, and fun to drive. You can also take staircases (without curves) up or down on either side of the street.

Coit Tower

It is one of the best panoramic views of the city and the bay located at top Telegraph Hill, just east of North Beach. Many believe the Coit Tower is a fire hose-shaped homage to San Francisco firefighters.

The tower is merely an expression of Coit’s esteem; a memorial to firefighters lies down below in Washington Square Park.

Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco is small but a great place to visit located on Fisherman’s Wharf. Aquarium of the Bay allows visitors to explore the unique waters around San Francisco and features over 20,000 local marine animals, including massive Sevengill Sharks. Aquarium of the Bay, a nonprofit run by the Bay Institute.

The aquarium uses the octopuses for research and to give the public a chance to observe the mysterious creatures, the largest octopus species in the world.

 

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