Hey friends, this is Marcos again with some more interesting facts and experiences from my trip to the West Coast in America. My next stop was San Francisco, also referred to as merely SF or San Fran by the locals. It is a large city that is the cultural and also the commercial hub of the state of California. I was super excited when visiting San Francisco, and I must say that I was more than happy and satisfied with fond memories of the beautiful city and its people after my visit.
Golden Gate Bridge
The first thing that most visitors do in San Francisco is to go and see the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the most famous bridge in the entire world, with a span of nearly 1.7 miles. There are many places to get a stunning view of this famous landmark of the city, and I used the following four points to catch a glimpse of this landmark.
- Go through the bridge on a bike to reach Sausilito
- Go to Crissy Field which is a sandy beach and gives picturesque views of the Golden Gate Bridge
- Go to Baker Beach, and you will find that form there Golden Gate Bridge looks different and beautiful
- Go to Battery Spencer to get a mesmerizing view of this landmark
Make sure you click lots of photos with your camera to relive the memories of this bridge when you are back home.
My Unforgettable Ride on the Cable Cars
I will always remember the experience of a ride on the cable cars in San Francisco. These cars are available on different routes, providing mesmerizing views of the city to the passengers. You can buy the ticket for a cable car ride from booths made near the lines or get the card for cash directly from the conductor on the cable car.
This is a facility that was once upon a time, a prison where notorious criminals were jailed. Alcatraz is located on an island in the middle of San Francisco. You can get a ferry for Alcatraz from Pier 33. I was fascinated by the tour to various cells in this prison called The Rock.
This is a very famous tourist spot of San Francisco located on the 39th pier. It is a waterfront community where you will find many stalls selling delicious seafood and shops selling souvenirs. I was thrilled because of the mesmerizing views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Rock that I got from this place. I also spent a lot of time with a colony of sea lions that spends time out of the sea on the sand here. From Fisherman’s Wharf, many attractions of the city are within walking distance. These include Madame Tussauds museum, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, and San Francisco Dungeon.
I also paid a visit to Golden Gate Park, which houses the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, and the Japanese Tea Garden.
Keep reading for my next stop on the West Coast. Till then, bye.