The “City by the Bay” is one of the world’s most romantic and special destinations. The beloved Golden Gate Bridge is a travel icon, recognized all over the planet. The city’s ethnic and social diversity create excitement and curiosity. There are so many attractions here that successive visits are recommended, rather than trying to see it all at one time.
The Orange-red Golden Gate Bridge, spanning the entrance to San Francisco Bay is a fitting doorway into the lovely city made famous in Tony Bennett’s song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
Another “symbol” of the city is the ubiquitous cable car, a must-ride while in town.
One of the city’s most popular attractions is Alcatraz, the infamous island prison where so many of the nation’s most wanted were incarcerated.
The Coit Tower, located on Telegraph Hill, offers incredible views of San Francisco Bay. Also here is a statue to Christopher Columbus.
San Francisco claims to have the “Crookedest Street in the World.” Lombard Street schusses amongst a plethora of flowers as it descends a San Francisco hill.
One of the city’s most popular gathering places is Ghirardelli Square.
Just outside the city is Muir Woods, a quiet and peaceful stand of redwoods dedicated to the famous naturalist..