All Information about San Francisco
As one of California’s hottest tourist spots, it’s no wonder there’s so much to see and do in San Francisco. This fun and exciting California city is full of attractions from theme parks, to exotic neighborhoods to amazing museums. So, plan to stay a few days, because there’s a lot to see.
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with its 1,000 acres, is over 3 miles long, and attracts plenty of tourists and locals. The park is home to two of San Francisco’s loveliest museums: the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Art Museum. It also houses the amazing Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers, both of which are the most photographed attractions at the park.
People from all over the world also come San Francisco to visit the city’s famous prison on Alcatraz Island. Once there you’ll find the best history lessons you’ll ever listen to: the award-winning Alcatraz audio tour, which is available in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Japanese and Mandarin. And a stop at the prison’s gift shop is a also a must.
San Francisco also offers its guests a chance to see all there is to see at the Exploratorium. This spectacular science museum invites its visitors to participate in its exhibits, as most of them say “Please touch”! The over 650 exhibits display wonders of science past, present and future, making the Exploratorium a great place to go with the little ones.
The second largest Chinatown in the U.S. as well as the oldest, San Francisco’s Chinatown is a stop that everyone makes when visiting this California city. Visitors to this San Francisco neighborhood will find a wide variety of exotic glimpses into Chinese culture. There are plenty of museums that display amazing works of art, including the Kee Fung Ng Gallery, the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Culture Center. And of course, Chinatown’s streets are full of all sorts of delicious restaurants including Dim Sum snack shops and fine Chinese restaurants.
It’s also a few blocks away from North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy. North Beach was once home to the U.S.’s largest display of beatnik culture. Today it is like stepping into another country, with streets lined with tempting Italian restaurants that fill the air with the smell of pizza, pasta and the like. North Beach is also home to some of the city’s most beautiful churches, including a shrine to the city’s namesake Saint Francis of Assisi.
And of course, what trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay. With its over 20,000 marine animals spread across three different environments, you can see just what lives in the waters of San Francisco’s bay. There are also lovely land exhibits that aim to teach visitors about the importance of wildlife conservation.
The amazing underground tunnels, each 300 feet long, will put you under over 700,000 gallons of water and face-to-face with all sorts of marine life, including sea stars and even some sharks!