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San Francisco Sights
Overview of Sights
San Francisco has numerous sights and each one so different from the next. The city has a long and colorful history where groups of people from all of the world have used their cultures to shape San Francisco into what it is today. The result is a diverse landscape of sights that will offer any visitor a range of variety, stimulation and above all education.
In order from highest to lowest reccomendation
Alcatraz is one of the most popular sights in San Francisco. Accessible only by boat, a trip to Alcatraz is a journey back in time to seeing how prisoners of the early 20th Century lived and were treated.
Ghirardelli Square is the historic headquarters to the company that is famous for its chocolate squares. Famous in San Francisco and knwon around the world by Chocolate conossieurs, the square is popular relaxing point.
Hyde Street Pier is a journey back in time with up close looks (and boarding) of ships over 100 years old that sailed from Fisherman's Wharf during the height of San Francisco's emergence as a world class city.
Fisherman's Wharf draws millions of visitors annually. Some might say its too touristy, however it is a must see for anyone visiting San Francisco and a neccessary point of interest for those traveling to Alacatraz.
Golden Gate Park is an enormous recreational area to the east of Downtown San Francisco. It is home to dozens of museums, exhibits, biking/walking paths and picnic areas.
Coit Tower towers over all of San Francisco. Visible from most parts of the city it is easiest accessed from North Beach. Once on top guests get spectacular views of the bay, bridges and urban layout.
Lombard Street is known as the "crookedest street in the world". Worth a look but not a sight to spend more than 15 minutes on.
San Francisco's "Little Italy"-full of Italan restaurats, an active and colorful nightlife and popular park. Adjacent to Union Square.
Union Square is the main area to catch a tour bus, shop, dine, board the cable car or take very short walk to Chinatown and North Beach.
Chinatown San Francisco is a dynamic, authentic Chinese experience that can't be found anywhere else except China itself. A must see with rich culture, traditions and food.