Best Things to Do in San Francisco
San Francisco is located on the west coast of the United States, at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula and includes important stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its borders.
The city is known to be one of the most liberal in the United States by openly supporting the lesbian-gay community, new sustainable technologies and the use of marijuana. The city has a very cosmopolitan population where the Chinese and Hispanics abound along with whites or Caucasians.
The main attraction and symbol of San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the San Francisco peninsula to south Marin. You can walk or bike on the bridge to admire its various views and structure.
The bridge is also known to be the place with the highest number of suicides in the world, it is common to see cabins along the bridge for crisis management and a project is currently under way to add a network to the sides of the bridge in order to avoid reducing The number of suicides.
Within the city there are several places of interest, a good starting point is Union Square, in this area you will find hotels, shops, restaurants and bars, making it an excellent area to stay.
Chinatown is another center point that is worth visiting for cheap shopping and try quality Chinese food, this neighborhood is known to be the largest Chinese community outside of Asia.
Near Chinatown you can see the Transamerica Pyramid, which is the highest skyscraper in San Francisco.
But the best view of San Francisco you will get it from Coit Tower, an art deco tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood.
Walking north from China Town is the Italian quarter where you can find several options for a Canoli or Gelato, and from here you can access the most famous street in San Francisco: Lombard Street, which has eight turns , Which give it the title of the most winding street in the United States.
Taking some of the famous trams of the city, you can reach Fisherman's Wharf, this port is famous for its clam chowder in a bowl of bread and its fresh crabs.
From the 33rd pier at Fisherman's Wharf, ferries depart for Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Island located in the center of San Francisco Bay, where the Alcatraz Lighthouse is located, and was formerly used as a military fortification, as a prison Military and later as a federal high security prison until 1963.
San Francisco has two parks that you must visit, the first is the Royal Presidio of San Francisco to the north of the peninsula and where you can access the Golden Gate Bridge, you will also find there the Palace of Fine Arts of San Francisco and the Museum of Walt Disney Family.
The other park and without doubt the most visited is the Golden Gate Park, is located on the west side of the peninsula and covers an area of 4.12 km² of public land. Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in form to New York's Central Park and 20% larger. You will find here the Conservatory of Flowers, the Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Tea Garden.
Finally I recommend you walk as far as you can between the hills of the city, San Francisco is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, with lots of urban art and I also recommend getting lost in its restaurants and bars, because of the great Asian influence it has excellent places to eat fusion food, cuisines from around the world and good party.
And as in every American city do not hesitate to attend an event of the NFL or baseball of the local teams.
I say goodbye as always with a video in 4k of this wonderful city, until the next!