Ever wondered what to do once in San Francisco? Well, we have come up with several intriguing answers. Whether a local or tourist, San Francisco has what it takes to enchant and excite you! Check out 5 spectacular things San Francisco has to offer.
- Strolling Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Walking or biking across the Golden Gate Bridge is unquestionably a ‘must-do.’ Better opt for the east side walkway; it will reward you with a picturesque vista of the city, view of the gigantic skyscrapers emerging from the city’s skyline and the Pacific Ocean unwinding far away to the horizon. Before setting foot on one of the most photographed bridges around the globe, do remember to dress appropriately. The winds and the humidity at midways are freezing even in broad daylight!
- Take a Ride on a Rolling Landmark
San Francisco’s cable cars are famous all around the world. Being officially designated as a city’s historic landmark, they have risen to prominence from the distant past of the pre-automotive era, built to cope with the steep hill slopes where horses refused to scale. Of the three running cable cars, prefer the one on the route from Powell to the end of Hyde Street at Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop on, and you will enjoy spectacular views of Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Bay and the Alcatraz Island.
- Picnic in the Presidio
Starting from April and way until October, Presidio turns into the beating heart of the Grid festivities, hosting a food truck gathering that brings together dozens of food vendors catering for all palates, and music bands and free lawn games for people of all ages. Finally, the “bubble bar” dominating the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground Lawn, adds to the whole experience, with plenty of beer and cocktails, plus a captivating view of the Golden Gate.
- Visit “The Rock” for a Night Tour
The once maximum-security prison and main set of several Hollywood movies is open for some gruesome exploring. Walk the notorious “Green Mile” and touch the bars that confined behind them infamous criminal minds and murderers, such as Al Capone and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud. Visiting the Alcatraz, hearing the whistling wind while walking through the claustrophobic metal corridors is a guaranteed thrilling experience.
- Ride a Vintage Streetcar
If vintage and retro is your passion, the old trolleys rolling back and forth Market Street will drive you crazy. Ride the famous “Desire,” an original New Orleans streetcar, and feel the vibes of that distant epoch when those beautiful cars roamed the roads of the American cities. Let them take you on a journey back in time and stroll down the memory lane of San Francisco of 1830’s.
Truly, the city of San Francisco is one of a kind. Wish to explore more? Why don’t you try it the correct way – the Segway? Book your tour now!