SF Landmarks Overview

Fisherman's Wharf - Culture | Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in SF

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.

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