San Francisco Attractions
San Francisco is a city full of history and with hundreds of places to visit. If you already know the different neighborhoods here we suggest the essential trips to make in San Francisco:
Our favorite places to visit
- Almost 3 kilometers long, the Golden Gate Bridge is, more than just a symbol of San Francisco, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
- Alcatraz is the most famous prison in the world and one of the essential places to visit in San Francisco. From the ferry crossing to the island, to the prison cells, Alcatraz is a unique experience.
- Founded by Spanish missionaries with the goal of evangelizing the Ohlone Indians, the Dolores Mission was the first building in San Francisco.
- While it may not be the steepest street (although it is known as such), Lombard Street is the most famous street in San Francisco.
- The Twin Peaks are the best place in San Francisco for viewing the city. They are more than 900 meters high.
- Constructed at the start of the 20th Century in a style that reflects "Les Invalides" in Paris, the City Hall is one of the most remarkable buildings in San Francisco.
- Located in the higher part of Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral is one of the most important religious buildings in San Francisco and in the whole of the United States.
- Golden Gate Park is the lung of San Francisco, a park that is over 5 kilometers long, greater in size than Central Park in New York.
- Located in Fisherman's Wharf, the Aquarium of the Bay is a place to appreciate the different ecosystems present in the San Francisco Bay.
Unusual places to visit
Other things to see in San Francisco that are not usually seen in other cities are the following:
- One of the most unusual highlights in San Francisco is the USS Pampanito, a Second World War submarine with a long history.
- Constructed in 1943, this merchant ship was part of a fleet of 6,000 ships that assaulted the beaches in the Normandy Landings.
Already visited those places? Then it is time to get to know the different museums in San Francisco.