Must Visit Tourist Attractions in San Francisco


Stretching just across seven miles at the top of the peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean; the compact city of San Francisco tends to take everyone by surprise. With its distinctive terrain, spectacular view and personality infused neighborhoods; it is a city that needs to be experienced to do justice to it. Instagram or social media videos would not cut it. Offering something to every age group and every individual, the city has some unique must-visit destinations. Check out some top urban explorations on offer.

The Golden Gate Bridge 

An iconic and the most photographed bridges of the world; the Golden Gate Bridge is the signature destination of this thriving city. Built with four years of hard toil; the suspension bridge opened to all in 1937. Dominating the city’s skyline with its defining red-orange color; the bridge is an outstanding experience to be savored by walking or cycling with family and friends. Keep your camera’s memory completely free as you will have endless views to capture for unforgettable memories.

Alcatraz Island

Feel the chill and the cold sweat that the name invokes in many. Also popular by the name of The Rock, this small island started out as the first lighthouse of the Western United States but soon went on to become the most notorious prison in the country. Hailed as inescapable, it boasts popular stories of failed attempt to escape by criminals Frank Morris, and brothers John and Clarence Anglin. A historic site, operated by the National Park Service; its tour is an immensely popular tourist experience.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Famous as the ‘Little Italy of San Francisco,’ this eternal busy tourist destination embodies everything San Francisco stands for. A historic waterfront and the hub of the city’s fishing fleet, its array of seafood restaurants stand unparalleled. Overflowing with shopping and restaurant options; the destination has plenty of can’t miss attractions including the Pier 39, Madame Tussauds wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the San Francisco Dungeon and the Aquarium of the Bay. The history buffs can explore the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and its Maritime Museum. With enough fun quotients; it’s great for the family as well as single travel.

Lombard Street 

Famous as the ‘crookedest street in the world’, it lays between Hyde and Leavenworth streets. A scenic road, it gets your adrenaline rushing with tight turns, breath-taking views of the bay, fragrant gardens, Coit Tower and the Alcatraz.

Cable cars 

Your entire trip to San Francisco goes down the drain if you miss this famous giddy ride. Running on three lines in the steep streets between Market Street and Fisherman’s Wharf, the entire ride will have you gripping its wooden benches for life. The sigh of relief on reaching the destination is all too apparent at the end of the journey. Astonishingly, it is the way of daily commutation for locals. One ride is bound to make you queue up for a repeat experience with eternity but with just a creaky hand-strap in between.


The above mentioned attractions were just the icing of the vibrant city of San Francisco. Barbary Coast nights, Hilltop vistas, The Castro, Missi

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