March 18th, 2009

Attractions in San Francisco

by Don

San Francisco is one the most populous cities of the U.S. state of California. It is the forth biggest city in California and the 13th biggest city in United States by population. The city is the second most densely populated in the country with an estimated population of 800,000. The city remains as the major economic, commercial, transportation and cultural center of larger San Francisco Bay Area.

It is one of the globally recognized tourist destination especially known for its chill whether, spectacular mountains and the exact blend of ancient and modern architectures. The city is also popular for its large and diverse population which comprises mainly of Asians, Americans and LGBT communities. The city has lots of attractions to see and enjoy. Some of the most popularly visited tourist destinations in San Francisco are as follows.

Golden Gate Bridge

Built in 1937, this bridge was set as an example for engineering masterpiece. This enormous bridge which stretches to 4,200 feet with towers in between is a pioneer to the suspension-bridge engineering. Don’t forget to carry your camera as it is one of the most photogenic locations of US.

Alcatraz Island

It is one of the must see places of San Francisco. Previously the island served as prison for dangerous criminals. Later it was converted into public recreational center and a part of National Park Service. Apart from historical significance, the stunning beauty of nature will definitely captivate you.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf remains as one of the most popularly visited tourist destinations. Though originally being a major fishing wharf, this place is popular for seafood restaurants, gift shops, street vendors, sea ornaments and a great view of ocean. Due to the small parking area, it is advisable to pick a taxi or cable car to reach here.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Your trip to San Francisco will not get completed unless you visit this mind-blowing museum. This museum exhibits more than 15,000 artifacts including 5000 sculptures, paintings and paper works. The museum houses some of the precious contemporary arts of Cindy Sherman, Dorothea Lange, Henri Matisse, Matthew Barney, Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn.

Golden Gate Park

John McLaren, a Scotsman is the person who is behind this remarkable job. He improved more than thousand acres of sand dunes lush green environment. This enormous park stretches from Stanyan Street to the Pacific Ocean and provides trails for jogging, walking etc. The park also comprises of golf course, soccer fields, baseball court, lawn bowling greens etc

Japanese Tea Garden

Situated in a five acres area, this park remains as a picturesque effort in landscape architects art. This park also contains a miniature of waterfall, a beautiful statue of Buddha and a fantastic arch bridge.

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