TOP 10 Things to do in SAN FRANCISCO

TOP 10 Things to do in SAN FRANCISCO

In this video we’ll show you 10 best things
to do in San Francisco. And don’t forget to like this video and
subscribe to our channel. And share your own San Francisco experience
in the comments below. The suggestions are based on our exciting
trip to San Francisco. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 1: FISHERMAN’S WHARF Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular historic
neighborhood in San Francisco. It got its name in the 1800s when fishermen
provided food for hordes of Gold Rushers and the Wharf became a home base
for their fishing fleet. In the 1970s it became
a world famous tourist attraction. Fisherman’s Wharf includes
several interesting locations, such us: Pier 39, where you’ll find restaurants,
shops, and other attractions, for example, sea lions, Bay cruises, carousel,
Infinite Mirror Maze, aquarium, and many more. Visit the Cable car turnaround or take a ride
on one of the famous San Francisco cable cars, the last working cable car system
of its kind in the world. Or visit a Historic Pier 45 and Ghirardelli
Square which was initially a chocolate factory. NUMBER 2: PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE The Palace of Fine Arts is a monumental structure built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International
Exposition to show to the world that San Francisco could be an international city, following
a devastating earthquake and fire of 1906. In addition to the colossal Roman-ruins inspired
architecture it features a lagoon and walkways, making it a popular location for art exhibitions,
and a favorite spot for weddings. Take a short walk through this amazing
architectural masterpiece. You can also visit The Wave Organ, a wave-activated
acoustic sculpture, located nearby. The effects and intensity vary depending
on the level of the tide. Sit back and enjoy the sound of the ocean. NUMBER 3: GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most
recognized American symbols and has been declared
one of the Wonders of the Modern World. It was built in 1937 and was the tallest
and longest suspension bridge at the time of its construction. The bridge connects the strait between
San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. With its “international orange” paint,
and its picturesque surroundings it is said to be the most photographed bridge in the world. You can walk across the bride and decide which
side hides the best spot for a selfie with this iconic piece of history. NUMBER 4: SUTRO BATHS The Sutro Baths is an open area on the ruins of what was once the largest indoor
swimming pool in the world. Built at the end of the 19th century, it featured
six saltwater and one freshwater pool. The baths struggled for many years due to
high maintenance costs and in the 1960s transformed into an ice-skating ring, however,
the facility burned to the ground short after. Nearby, you will find Camera Obscura,
a rare device, based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci. It produces 360 degrees of live images
of the Seal Rock Area. NUMBER 5: GOLDEN GATE PARK Golden Gate Park is a large urban park
consisting of over 1,000 acres featuring hills, lakes, meadows, gardens,
playgrounds, and buildings. The park offers a great escape from the city
life and is an ideal place to take a walk, read a book, or have a picnic. The park is full of interesting locations, such as: Conservatory of Flowers,
Japanese Tea Garden, Beautiful Stow Lake with Golden Gate Pavillion
and Strawberry Hill, Alvord Lake Bridge which is believed to be
the first reinforced concrete bridge in America, Dutch Windmill, one of the two windmills
built to irrigate the park, and many other sights. NUMBER 6: BEAUTIFUL STREETS San Francisco is known for its rolling hills, and beautiful streets with cute and colorful
houses and amazing ocean views. Don’t miss the following locations:
Painted Ladies near Alamo Square, a row of Victorian homes with Edwardian elements,
painted in different colors to enhance their architectural detail with a beautiful view
of Downtown from the Alamo Square park above. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps – a neighborhood
project where the community got together and raised funds to transform 163 steps
into a work of art. Lombard Street with its steep, one-block section
with eight sharp turns, claimed to be “the crookedest street in the world”. There are plenty more streets to discover. See the full list in the description. NUMBER 7: ALCATRAZ Alcatraz Island got its name from the Spanish word usually defined as meaning “pelican”
or “a strange bird.”. The island is famous for its abandoned prison,
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. The first prison was constructed in the 19th century
and rebuilt in 1911. It later became famous as “The Rock” and was
believed to be escape-proof, due to cold waters and strong bay currents. It housed over 1,500 of America’s most ruthless
criminals, such as Al Capone. The prison was forced to shut down in 1963
due to high maintenance costs and bad reputation. The island is now open for public. We recommend reserving your ticket
to visit the island in advance as the they are often sold out. See the description for information
on how to visit Alcatraz. NUMBER 8: FERRY BUILDING The San Francisco Ferry Building is a terminal for ferries travelling across the San Francisco Bay. The building is located on Embarcadero,
the street where San Francisco’s piers start, beginning with Pier 1, located right next
to the Ferry building. The construction of the building was completed
in 1898 as the largest city project at that time. The building features a food, retail,
and restaurant hall, focusing on local and sustainable products and offers an amazing view
towards the Oakland Bay Bridge. NUMBER 9: FINANCIAL DISTRICT Financial district is a Manhattan-like district, a concentration of tall buildings and corporate
headquarters of numerous world-famous companies, such as Wells Fargo, PG&E, and Gap. The district underwent a construction boom
in the second half of the 20th century when the building height restrictions were lifted
due to better earthquake-proof building techniques. You can’t miss The Transamerica Pyramid,
which was the tallest building in San Francisco until recent construction of Salesforce Tower. NUMBER 10: CHINATOWN While San Francisco has not one,
but four Chinatowns, the one located on Grant Avenue
is the biggest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest one in North America. It was established in the mid 19th century
and has played a major role among the Chinese immigrants in North America. It still retains its own customs, languages,
and identity and offers a number of traditional Chinese shops, restaurants, and attractions,
such as the Dragon Gate, Sing Chong Building, Tin How Temple, The Chinese Consolidated
Benevolent Association, and many more. We created a Google map with all the suggestions. The link is in the description. Do you have a favorite place in San Francisco? Share it in the comments below. And don’t forget to like this video
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44 thoughts on “TOP 10 Things to do in SAN FRANCISCO

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  2. Check out our Top Things to Do in CALIFORNIA: ?☀?

  3. #1 Burrito in the world at El Farolito 2779 Mission Street. Ask for Super Burrito with Your choice of meat. Cash Only and about 40 feet away from the escalator to 24th Street BART (subway) station. Hours vary but on fri and sat open until 230am. Read the Yelp reviews.

  4. I enjoyed your video! One of my favorite places in SF is Japantown and Peace Plaza. It has a friendly atmosphere.

  5. Fresh fish prawns serving near coastal region board walk and the malls and the ring rides. Red wood hills trees.

  6. I would have liked you to mention Barbary Lane (Macondray Lane) and the steps from Tales of the City. ?

  7. Says big companies and only says gap and pacific gas. Hmm(google, Uber, air bnb, Pinterest, twitter,Facebook,etc.)

  8. Please do a video about chicago and new york next time! Btw, your content is very helpful and the video is superb.

  9. Great video but the most interesting aspect of SF is its variety of neighborhoods (in addition to Chinatown) such as North Beach, Japantown, The Castro, Haight Ashbury,(hippies/summer of love), The Mission, Hayes Valley, Cow Hollow and The Marina. Also, Dolores Park, Baker Beach (birthplace of Burning Man) and Lands End.

  10. guys, careful in some places(downtown) cause many car thiefs, so lock your car. also, even if you do, they can just smash your window. So, either don't leave valuables in car or just hide valuables (maybe under the seat), except some places are super safe(silicon valley). keep up good work!

  11. Great vid! I visit once a year. Along with the famous places, you also named a few lesser known or specific things to check out. I've learned about some new destinations!

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