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San Francisco Travel Guide

Explore San Francisco

San Francisco has the best places to explore as visiting a look around of the neighbourhoods. Its colourful and cosmopolitan absolute of San Francisco charms to visitors. Its 1.7 mile long Golden Gate Bridge is one of America's top ten construction marvels, don't forget to see it. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, this graceful span (which connects to Marin County) is an unforgettable icon to drive, walk, or cycle across.

The Golden Gate Park, within its thousand-plus acres are gardens, lakes, bridal and walking paths, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and the tranquil Japanese Tea Garden, authentically part of the 1894 Fair Exhibit of World. Tea drinkers ignore a waterfall and pond framed by fragrant wisteria.

The best museum of San Francisco named, the Exploratorium is a fun and entertained, quirky museum of science, art, and human perception that characterize some 650 exhibits. Its pitch-black Tactile Dome may inspire you to approach challenges in a whole new way.

Fisherman’s Wharf, you can get the famous Dungeness crab. You can eat the best crab all year round but they’re best when they're in season, which runs from September/October to about April.

A short ferry ride on the Blue and Gold Fleet will carry you to Alcatraz Island, and the self guide brochure directs you from the former penitentiary's dock to its cell-house. Evening tours, led by park guides, are also available on his island of no escape in the San Francisco Bay.

The cable cars of San Francisco work seven days a week along century-old routes. For an exclusive tour of the city, take the California Street line, which runs from the Financial District, through Chinatown, and over Nob Hill. The Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde lines both terminate near Fisherman's Wharf, board in San Francisco wherever you see a brown and white stop sign.

A dragon draped archway at the confluence of Bush and Grant streets announces the access to Chinatown in San Francisco. Streets teem with fish and vegetable stalls, herbal shops, temples, and eateries. Museums include the Chinese Historical Society of America and Chinese Culture Center.

If you can explore for a short while, hop a Red-and-White Ferry to Sausalito from Fisherman's Wharf. The ride takes one half hour. The panoramic view of San Francisco Bay is spectacular, and Sausalito's sunny, inviting outdoor cafés and small shops overlooking the city are utterly charming.

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