5 Places to Visit in San Francisco

5 Places to Visit in San Francisco

The Golden Bridge 

Well if this is your first time in San Francisco you probably did your research and it is probably already on your list of things to do while visiting.  

The bridge is one of the modern wonders of these modern times. Grab your camera and be prepared to take amazing pictures from different viewing points.  

We recommend taking a short drive to Sausalito to have some other angles and perspectives of the bridge. The bridge itself is only one mile long 

This is one of the most photographed bridges in the whole world.  

Finished in 1937 the Bridge primarily served to transport water into san francisco. You can also bike, run or walk the bridge across. And you can visit the gift shop on the San Francisco Side.  

The Painted Ladies 

These Victorian houses located near the Alamo Square are a staple of the architecture of the cities. The name comes from the book Painted Ladies by  Michael Larsen  and Elizabeth Pomada.  

These buildings have become iconing to the cities since they are many used to represent San Francisco’s architecture. Built in 1982   by Mathew Kavanaugh, these houses will give your San Francisco photos a postcard look and proof that you have been there. 

The Palace of Fine Arts 

Very close to  the golden Gate Bridge (on the San Francisco side) it is the palace of fine arts. It is a majestic place to visit and walk around. This structure was constructed in 1915 in order to exhibit works for the Panama-Pacific Exposition.  

Again one of the most iconic places in San Francisco to photograph  it is a main attraction for tourists from Featuring a lagoon and rotunda in order to mimic those European settings.  

China Town 

Visiting San Francisco and not spending some time in China town is like eating a hot dog without buns.  Head down to Chinatown to and enjoy some amazing food. This is an amazing place to take pictures and also buying some souvenirs. Don’t forget the souvenirs.

Ghirardelli Square 

Head over to this awesome landmark. Ghirardelli square is one of the most iconic public squares in San Francisco. You must go and visit the shops and treat yourself to some Ghirardelli sweets. 

It was at some point the headquarters of Ghirardelli Chocolate company until the company was bought by Grain Macaroni Company in 1960. 

The square also features the Fairmont Heritage Place hotel, one of the few hotels around Fisherman’s wharf.

Fisherman’s Wharf

After you are done wandering around Ghirardelli square head over to Fisherman’s Wharf. You can actually just walk over there. 

This is a great way to end the evening as you can choose to have dinner at one of the many choices there are to eat and of course to enjoy the great clam chowder. 

But right before dinner make sure you entertain yourself and the family by visiting some of the attractions like:

Pier 39, Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, Musée Mécanique, Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.