Outdoor Activity / Landmark
Reviewed by Ari B.
"Even though I grew up in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge never seemed to get old or boring for me. My friends and family all make fun of me, bec ..." more
Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, CA 94129
Culture / Landmark
Party Earth Review One of the biggest reasons vacationers come to San Francisco is to see Fisherman’s Wharf, whose twelve million annual visitors put it squarely on top of the heap when it comes to the city’s destinations. Encompassing a waterfront stretch barely a mile long, the area overflows with seafood joints, souvenir shops, sightseers ... more
The north waterfront running roughly
from Pier 35 on the east to
Van Ness Avenue on the west
San Francisco, CA 94109
Culture / Landmark
Party Earth Review No other stretch of road in San Francisco evokes images of tie-dyes and 60s rock like Haight Street, even if the area has since developed into a diverse shopping and nightlife destination that caters to everyone from still-tripping neo-hippies to salon-centric style hounds. The less-commercialized lower Haight – roughly ... more
From the intersection of Haight Street
and Webster Street on the east
to Haight and Stanyan Street on the west
San Francisco, CA 94117
While San Francisco landmarks aren’t hard to come by, the best way to see the most well known of all – the Golden Gate Bridge – is to bike right over it. Cruise over either of the bridge walkways for the 1.7 mile crossing to enjoy the Pacific air.
And here’s a double-dog dare: for an extra physical challenge, take a jog up the central twin peaks. The views from both vantage points are well worth the huff and puff.
If you’d rather rest your legs and take a scenic tour of SF landmarks, look no further than transportation options for hire along the waterfront districts of Fisherman’s Wharf and Embarcadero. Jump on and hang on tight aboard the historic cable cars or hang on even tighter in the back of a pedicab.
The best views of the downtown skyline may be from one of the many ferries that explore the Bay. As you buoy along the water with the wind in your hair, you can contemplate your freedom in the face of the confines of Alcatraz – aka The Rock – which is open for touring.
No matter how you see the major landmarks, be sure to get up close and personal. Devote at least a full day to check out the major landmarks of San Francisco between the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.