12 Reasons to Getaway to San Francisco, USA

Author: Preeti DesaiPosted on 25-07-2014

The best time to visit San Francisco is in spring from March to May and fall, from September to November.

1. Alcatraz (Prison), San Francisco


The history of Alcatraz prison is fascinating and tragic - also referred to as The Rock, the small island served as a lighthouse, a military prison, and a federal prison until 1963.

2. Cable Car, San Francisco


An icon of San Francisco, California its fun to travel in a cable car and a must do for you - did you know that once upon a time these wooden vehicles were found in many cities of the world.

3. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco


California Academy of Sciences has an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.

4. China Town, San Francisco


It’s interesting to walk through the Dragon Gate, explore the history of Chinatown or enjoy oriental cuisine. Try one of the Golden Gate Fortune cookies still made by traditional machines and folded by hand.

5. Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco


Fisherman's Wharf has a long coastal row of seafood restaurants, street vendors, and souvenir stores - combined with a major fishing pier.

6. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco


Take a hop-on or hop-off bus tour in the night and enjoy a different buzz of San Francisco including the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

7. Japanese Garden, San Francisco


Japanese Tea Gardens spans 5 acres, adorned by views of ponds, Japanese and Chinese plants, sculptures, bridges and bamboo fencing.

8. Mission Street Murals, San Francisco


With over 600 murals, San Francisco's mural tradition is rich and diverse and the colorful Mission District has the greatest concentration of murals in San Francisco.

9. Muir Woods, San Francisco


Take a short drive to Muir woods to enjoy an ancient redwood forest (p to 250 feet tall and 14 feet in girth and stimated to be more than 1000 years old) - drive itself is scenic...

10. San Francisco (Sunset)


Take a walk from Crissy Field to Fort Point a beautiful walk and you will also see a breathtaking sunset behind the bridge.

11. Yosemite National Park, San Francisco


Tour through Yosemite's glaciated valley and check out waterfalls and rock formations; View Yosemite Falls, a gigantic waterfall more than 2,400 feet tall;

12. Tulip Garden, San Francisco


Two historic windmills sit in Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, San Francisco. Note the tulips bloom in February and March.

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