The Golden Gate bridge is perhaps the most famous symbol of San Francisco. Pictured above this photo is taken from the San Francisco side as the bridge spans the bay to Marin.
The "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco are a row of iconic homes, each with its own individual character and charm that has been made famous by countless movie and TV shows.
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This area of the city is popular with wedding photographers for its stunning backdrop of views.
Hundreds of fishing vessels call San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf home. Every morning before dawn these boats set sail, travel under the Golden Gate bridge and out into the Pacific Ocean where they make a fresh catch that is brought back to the markets at Fisherman's Wharf before 6AM. This ritual has been going on for over 150 years.
The Bank of America does its best to "blend in" with the rest of the authentic architecture found along China Town's main artery-Grant Street.
Coit Tower overlooks all of San Francisco. It can be a strenuous walk to just to get to the tower and then its often an hour wait to climb to the top. However for those into photography the hike and wait can be worth it with 360 views of San Francisco Bay.
Riding the cable car is an absolute must when visiting San Francisco. Pictured above this cable car is at the top of the hill on Hyde Street. Passengers enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco Bay before the cable car begins a firm but controlled descent down the hill into Fisherman's Wharf. The Powell/Hyde line is the line worth riding (vs. Powell/Mason) as it has the best views.
Bay Cruises are a popular way to see the city of San Francisco from different angles. Pictured above is a vessel belonging to the Red White Fleet. These boats sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz and provide ferry services to and from Sausalito.
Authentic, researched travel guide written by experts