Northern California is poised to have San Francisco. The sole city county and cultural hub of NC has a total area of 121 sq km. It is one of the most populated cities in the world. Tourists from all over the world visit San Francisco every year. Not to forget Americans from other states also find it an enjoyable travel destination.
If you are planning to visit San Francisco, few things you need to make sure that you know almost everything about the place. San Francisco is also a peninsula called San Francisco Bay area and it is considerably large, spanning over 600 sq km. As it is under the State of California, do a homework on the laws of California.
Most importantly, make a list of must see places. The top tourist destinations in San Francisco are Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Zoo, Asian Art Museum, Coit Tower, Pier 39 and Angel Island State Park.
You can start with Alcatraz Island. Visiting the place is like reliving history. Mob kingpin such as Al Capone was imprisoned here. The place has prison cells where infamous criminals stayed at some point of history. Remember the movie Escape from Alcatraz? Both self-guided tour and formal guide tour options are available.
Coi Tower blocks the view of the skyline. Once you are on top of the tower, you could get a bird’s eye view of the whole city. It’s an amazing experience. The tower was built in the 30s. Some believe the tower was built to pay homage to firefighter. There are murals and artworks on the lobby that describe the era of 30s.
The bridge is 2.7 km long. The Bridge spans over the Golden Gate strait and a channel with length three-mile between Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. In 1937, four years after it was built, the toll tax was just $0.50. The architecture of the bridge is one of a kind.
If you are visiting San Francisco with kids, the zoo is a must go place. The zoo has hordes of animals such as zebras, cape buffalo, spider and rhesus monkeys, elephants, Asian elephants and bear. Many insects like Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, velvet ants, termites, bees and terrariums are also in the zoo.
Pier 39 is a renowned tourist attraction in San Francisco. It has shops, restaurants, aqua mammal center, a video arcade and arrangements for street performances. Tourist spend time at the place, enjoy the delicate food and get entertained.
The more you know about San Francisco before arriving there, the better for you. Get details about the places to visit, carry a map of the city every time and interact with locals in case you can’t locate a place. That way you can have fun traveling San Francisco.