All Information about San Francisco
From a day at the park, to a crazy visit to a science exhibit or a day at prison, San Francisco has plenty of things to do to suit everyone in the family. You will find that your visit may be a few days too short to take in all the beautiful sights and interesting places to go, including museums, art galleries and restaurants.
Start at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park a 1,000 acre, 3 mile-long park that attracts both tourists and locals. The park is also home to two of San Francisco’s best-known museums: the California Academy of Sciences and the DeYoung Art Museum. You’ll also find the awesome Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers, both of which perfect places to take some amazing pictures.
You can also count on a fun-filled and educational day at the Aquarium of the Bay. With its over 20,000 marine animals distributed in three different ocean habitats, you’ll be able to get to know just what creatures live in the waters of San Francisco’s bay. There are also plenty of land exhibits that teach the importance of marine life conservation. The awe-inspiring underground tunnels are each 300 feet long, and wind under over 700,000 gallons of water putting guests face-to-face with marine life species including sea stars and even a few scary sharks!
Another thing everybody does when in San Francisco is visit the city’s famous prison on Alcatraz Island. With its award-winning Alcatraz audio tour, available in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Japanese and Mandarin and its scary Night Tour, you’ll never forget your time at this infamous prison. And don’t forget to take plenty of pictures!
San Francisco also offers its guests the Exploratorium. This spectacular science museum invites its visitors to participate in its exhibits each with a “Please touch” sign! The 650+ exhibits are all about different wonders of science of the past, present and future. The Exploratorium guarantees a fun day for people of all ages and is a great place to go with the little ones.
Other important places to visit while in San Francisco include the magnificent Japanese Tea Garden located within the lovely Golden Gate Park. You can also hop on a ferry to check out the great art and food at Sausalito. Or take a few rides around town on the city’s famous Cable Cars. And to finish the day, choose from some of the country’s finest restaurants in downtown San Francisco or at North Beach, also known as San Francisco’s Little Italy.
You just can’t go home without visiting the second largest Chinatown in the U.S. as well as the oldest, San Francisco’s Chinatown. Visitors to this exotic San Francisco neighborhood will feel like they’ve been transported to China! The streets are alive with Chinese culture. There are also several museums that display wonderful works of art, including the Kee Fung Ng Gallery, the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Culture Center. And of course, the streets of Chinatown are lined with yummy Dim Sum snack shops and the finest Chinese restaurants in San Francisco.