San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco is a multicultural city open to any kind of difference. The city is inhabited by many immigrants from various parts of the world, a friendly, relaxed atmosphere fells here everywhere. The metropolis is surrounded on three sides with water. In the north and east there is the bay of San Francisco and in the west there is Pacific Ocean . The rest of the world is connected by two bridges.

San Francisko Downtown

San Francisco Attractions

The first and most famous attraction in San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. This is probably the most famous bridge in the world. It was built in the 1930s. Connecting the city with the northern side of the bay. The bridge ride is paid, it was created to help the state overcome the great crisis. The investment already turned in the seventies, and the period of its safe service was planned for 200 years. Thanks to the micro climate of the city, the bridge covers most of the year with fog.

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Golden Gate Bridge

The second one is Bay Bridge, it connects San Francisco with Oakland, which is the second largest city of the agglomeration. Another attraction that is clearly associated with the city is Lombard Street. It is the most twisted street in the world.

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Bay Bridge

Another attraction of the city is the Ferry Building. Former port building for ferries. It was created less than 130 years ago, before the bridges were created, the inhabitants of the city were forced to cross the bay with ferries.

San Francisco attractions-Ferry Building

Ferry Building

Moving farther along the waterfront you will find yourself at Fisherman’s Warf and Pier 39. It is one of the most visited attractions in all states. There are dozens of souvenir shops, restaurants with fresh seafood,  USS Jeremiah O’Brien Liberty Ship and the USS Pampanito Submarine. Both of them took part in the Second World War and today they are a kind of museums available for sightseeing. However, the biggest attraction are sea lions, which lie on the boards of the marina without paying any attention to tourists.

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Pier 39

San Francisco Pier 39

Pier 39

From the wharf, you can also see another attraction or the historic Alcatraz Prison. If you want to visit the most famous prison in the world, tickets must be booked well in advance, because there are sold super fast.

Alcatraz Prison


If you want to see the city from above, I recommend visiting the Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill or Twin Peaks.

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Telegraph Hill

The next symbol of the city is Cable Car, the last manually operated cable car system in the world. There are three lines to choose from, the ride costs 7 $. In order to ride it, you have to wait in line.

San Francisco Cable Car

Cable Car

Another San Francisco attraction is Chinatown. It gathers the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. You can feel a substitute of Asian climate and taste the true flavors of China in many restaurants. Not far from here is the second immigrant district of Little Italy.

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Chinatown Gate



San Francisco Chinatown


The city also has a stately Town Hall, architecturally reminiscent of the Capitol located in the capital of the country – Washington. His dome is the 5th largest in the world.

 San Francisco Capitol

 San Francisco Town Hall

 San Francisco Capitol at night

San Francisco Town Hall

San Francisco is one of the most magnificent cities in the entire United States. There is a specific hippie climate, and thanks to its cosmopolitan nature, everyone is welcome there.

San Francisco Downtown

San Francisco Downtown

San Francisco

For those who love technology, I recommend visiting the nearby Silicon Valley as well. A big attraction is the Computer History Museum. Technological giants like Apple and Google have their campuses there. You can also visit the Stanford University campus.

Campus Google
Computer History Museum