Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is San Francisco’s #1 tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year. Its full of seafood restaurants and souvenir shops, with a fleet of operational fishing boats docked beside. Tours to Alcatraz run from here. […]

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Established in 1902, Big Basin Redwoods is California’s oldest state park. In the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, its biggest attractions—literally—are its ancient coast redwoods. Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman […]

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Chinatown (San Francisco)

San Francisco has a huge Chinese population, and unsurprisingly has an extensive Chinatown, located conveniently between Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. The area most frequented by visitors centers on Grant Avenue, with the entrance being marked by the Dragon’s Gate” at the corner of Grant Avenue and Bush Street.” […]

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Union Square

Union Square is at the center of San Francisco, alongside the financial district. Its a major shopping area and is surrounded by hotels. For a ride on San Francisco’s iconic cable car to the crest of Nob Hill, join the crowds heading for the turnaround at the intersection of Powell and Market. […]

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Alcatraz

Best known for its time as a federal prison, from 1934 until 1963, Alcatraz Island was initially home to a military garrison, and subsequently military prison. It’s a major attraction, with tours setting out (by boat) from Fisherman’s Wharf. The island itself it operated by the National Park Service. […]

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Golden Gate Bridge

Linking San Francisco to Marin County, the Golden Gate bridge is San Francisco’s most iconic structure. You can walk the bridge the Golden Gate Bridge welcome center, or alternatively from Fort Point National Historic Site. To view the bridge from the North Side, head for the Marin Headlands viewpoint. Bear in mind that the bridge […]

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