Beloved city, San Francisco, situated at an angled tip of a cape amidst the San Francisco Bay and Pacific coast. A dense city covered with sharp rolling hills, fenced on all three sides with water, acclaimed for its beautiful summer fogs, Victorian design buildings, cable cars and lovely vistas. That city where the hottest summer would seem like the coolest winter owing to its beautiful topography and climatic conditions. A city that brims with these awesome experiences delights the soul of the travelers.
A place for fine arts
Palace of fine arts is the only edifice remnant from 1915 world’s fair that features a conventional Roman tower with curved walkways located in a tranquil park setting based on a traditional European panache lagoon. A beautiful place to calm down, relax and have a look at the white swans that pass elegantly through the waters. The theater situated there offers varied cultural, musical and themed shows.
The pretty Alamo Square
A vivid suburban neighborhood and park acclaimed for its famous splattered row of Victorian houses along the eastern side of Steiner Street are the Alamo Square. These beautifully painted houses become the interesting feature of San Francisco’s postcard. The park encompasses a playground expanse, a tennis court that is often visited by tourists. On a bright day, the Transamerica pyramid building and the apex of Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge can be viewed from the park’s epicenter.
The mighty Transamerica pyramid
Situated beside the core of the Financial District, the Transamerica pyramid of San Francisco is an iconic representation. William Pereira, architect of the pyramid portrays the desirable silhouette for skyscrapers, provides plenty of air and light for the streets beneath through his architecture. Elevated to 260 meters, the Transamerica pyramid stands tall in the San Francisco skyline.
Streets and Parks
Known for being the most crooked street in the world, though it doesn’t seem to be, the Lombard street is located in-between the Hyde and Leavenworth streets. This street at one point has eight hairpin turns so as to reduce the natural steep slope of the hills. Previously an expanse of sand dunes is now the Golden Gate Park, a huge urban park filled with museums, ponds, windmills and a merry-go-round. Spreading across to 1017 acres makes it mission impossible to travel without a transport. Japanese tea garden filled with bright plants, lakes, bridges and Japanese style tea house never fails to attract its beholders.
The island of Alcatraz
Popularly known as the Rock, the petite island of Alcatraz serves many purposes of being a lighthouse, a military rampart and a prison. The prison has witnessed many tarnished criminals. The subzero water of San Francisco Bay made Alcatraz an inescapable venue. In the current scenario, this island serves as the most popular tourist alluring spot and a significant historic site.
Cable cars for a fun ride
The renowned cable cars of the world come from San Francisco that runs on three line across the sheer areas of Market Street and Fisherman’s Wharf. A travel through cable cars guarantees fun ride especially while standing on running board. Though unfeasible for daily use, many inmates travel regularly through them. On bustling weekends, there’s a huge crowd lined up for a ride to Powell Street. So grab on a ride instantly.