San Francisco, California, is known for its large hills, with more than 50 of them within the city. The area draws millions of tourists every year who come to explore its vast array of attractions, which include Fisherman’s Wharf, multiple museums, theme parks, beaches, shops, arts, live entertainment and eateries.
Fisherman’s Wharf sits along the northern waterfront area of San Francisco, boasting the most popular attraction in all of San Francisco. it is the city’s fishing fleet base and has been ever since the times of the gold rush. Fisherman’s Wharf is home to places such as the Maritime National Historical Park and Pier 39 with 110 stores and restaurants, many of which specialize is seafood cuisine, while most of these eateries offer scenic views of the bay. Other things to see and do include the signature sea lions, museums, live entertainment and more.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, for its picturesque lights, towers and colors. Activities on the bridge include driving, walking, biking, and shopping across its 1.7 miles length. Things one may see on their journey across this bridge include the Lone Sailor Memorial monument, the Strauss Statue monument, and the Golden Gate Bridge gift shop. Also situated on the bridge is a Café for visitors who fancy a snack while enjoying the view of San Francisco’s spectacular skyline.
Japanese Tea Garden
The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, was originally built back in 1894. It is situated in the Golden Gate Bridge Park, is the oldest public Japanese garden in the entire United States of America. Within the gardens are Japanese plants that are native to Japan, ponds, monuments and bridges. Stroll along the garden paths and you will enjoy the elegant beauty of Japanese style buildings, flower gardens, ponds filled with colorful fish, and much more. A restaurant and gift shop are on the grounds as well.
The Chinatown of San Francisco is the largest Chinatown in the world, other than what is located in Asia. Within this Chinatown, visitors will enjoy exploring the shops, farmers markets, restaurants, and live entertainment. The buildings are decorated with a flair of oriental style, such as the Bank of America, which boasts Chinese Dragon decorations on the outside of the building for all to see. Street signs in the area are displayed not only in English, but in Chinese as well. Multiple Chinese churches can also be seen and visited while strolling through Chinatown.
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