From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the rolling hills, this fabulous city is filled with fun things to do and places to travel. Whether you are visiting San Francisco for the first time or if you have been here before, you’ll never be left out of option for the places to explore. This is one of the diverse cities in the world that has something of interest for every kind of traveler. This article will cover what in our opinion are some of the best places to visit in San Francisco
San Francisco Travelers Tips
- If you are short on days to explore the city, we suggest you take advantage of the Hop On – Hop Off tour. It gives you an official tour of the city, takes you to all the prominent landmark and even has additional options to customize your travel package.
- Know the weather before you plan your travel itinerary.
- Get on a bike and take a tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and the seaside town of Tiburon. There’s no better way of traveling that stopping at places of your convenience. It’s going to be an incredible journey!
Best places to visit in San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge
This famous bridge is always on top of the list for every traveler who is visiting San Francisco. In fact, this bridge is one of the most photographed things on earth too. So, don’t forget to carry your camera along.
Take a tour of Alcatraz
Book a tour of Alcatraz, one of the most attractive sights in the city. You’ll need a ferry to get up here. Take a ferry to the island, walk up the hill, explore the prison buildings of the abandoned facility.
From bird watching to interacting with wildlife, San Francisco has a choice of places to explore if you are a nature lover. We suggest you add San Francisco Zoo and Gardens and Aquarium of the Bay to your itinerary of places to explore.
Another prominent landmark of the city is the Union Square that dates back to 1800s. Whether you choose to shop till you drop or visit the take in a show at the nearby theater district, Union Square is a destination in itself to explore!
This popular area was once called the Little Italy of San Francisco. Take a stroll around this popular tourist area, try some of the authentic local cuisines at the eateries nearby and enjoy a sightseeing cruise. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and Ghirardelli Square are also located nearby.
Golden Gate Park
This gorgeous green space located in the heart of the city is filled with gardens and museums. From de Young Museum to the California Academy of Sciences Museum with Steinhart Aquarium, from the Japanese Tea Garden to the San Francisco Botanical Garden, you’ll need a whole day to explore the Golden gate park.