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San Francisco Sightseeing - AlcatrazSan Francisco Top 10 Attractions - One of the finest bridges in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. It is almost ethereal as the fog rests along the water and you travel across it for some fantastic views of the city. Be sure to take this site in and enjoy all of the scenery. While you are visiting you must take the famed rides on the Cable Cars. Remember to always stay within the vehicle while it is moving, you really can’t hang out of it like the Rice a Roni commercial or you might lose your head. Be safe and enjoy the rides through the city on the cable cars. Then you have to see Alcatraz Island. It is also a must see as it sits out in the San Francisco Bay. It is quite a sight to see.

You must also take drive along Lombard Street. It is a fascinating piece of roadway that winds down a hill with beautiful flowers lining the sides of the pavement. Also make every effort to get to the Fisherman’s Wharf. There is so much dining and attractions on this piece of land and it is a great day or evening that you can spend enjoying all there is to do. Take a ride on the carousel, too.

Below we have chosen our choices for the Top 10 Sightseeing Attractions in San Francisco and keep in mind there are so many more things to do and see. Get ready for a fantastic trip and have fun.

Golden Gate Bridge
Highway One North at Lincoln Avenue
(follow 19th Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94122
Take a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge and see the wonderful view of the San Francisco area. It is truly beautiful and you will enjoy the wonderful museum too. It is a day of breathtaking scenery. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world and is 1.2 miles long.

Cable Cars
401 Van Ness
(between Golden Gate and Grove Sts) Admin Offices
San Francisco, CA 94102-4522
While you are in the San Francisco area it wouldn’t be complete without a ride on one of the infamous cable cars. There is also a Cable Car museum where you can learn all about the makings of the cable cars. It is located at 1201 Mason St. at Washington, 415-474-1887.

49 Scenic Mile Drive
1 415 391 2000
The 49-Mile Drive shows you a lot of the San Francisco scenic attractions. It is a trail marked by blue and white seagull signs and you will see many of sights following this route. It starts at Hayes Street and Van Ness Avenue, at the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco

Alcatraz Island
Middle of San Francisco Bay
1 415 705 5555
You can get to Alcatraz on a ferry that leaves every half-hour all year long. There are also bay cruises that circle the island. This is the site of the maximum security prison. It is located on a rocky island out in the bay and it makes and interesting site seeing excursion.

Golden Gate Park
Stanyan and Fulton streets
(Great Highway at Fulton Street)
San Francisco, CA 94118
1,017 acres, 10,000 trees and shrubs, 11 gardens, two waterfalls, 11 lakes, and 40 picnic areas round out the stats for this Bay City classic. Music venues, the Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a children's playground, a 10-acre buffalo paddock, and a gift shop are just a few of park's attractions. The Japanese Tea Garden

3601 Lyon St
(at the corner of Marina Boulevard)
San Francisco, CA 94123-1019
The Exploratorium is a great place to take the kids if you have them along on the trip. There are lots of exhibits that are hands on with a total of 650 in all. It is an interactive museum and the kids will just love it. Most adults do too.

Lombard Street
1000 Lombard St
(between Hyde & Leavenworth streets)
San Francisco, CA 94109-1515
Lombard Street was built in 1920 and is known as the “Crookedest Street in the World.” This has eight angles along a single block. It is a 40-degree descent down the brick-lined street and there are always a lot of tourists in the area that come to see this sight.

Fisherman’s Warf
1 415-956-3493
Fisherman's Warf where you can shop, dine and enjoy an afternoon or evening. At the Pier 39, there are 110 specialty shops, great seafood restaurants and has become quite popular with. There is a Venetian Carousel that you can ride on. It is just wonderful and a definite to put on your list.

The Embarcadero and Taylor Street
(via Red and White Fleet)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415 435 3522
Angel Island State Park sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. You can climb to the top of Mount Caroline Livermore. It is a 781-foot high summit at this wonderful area that became a State Park in 1958. There are no lifeguards on the island and swimming may be difficult, but the scenery is wonderful.

Fort Miley Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Point Lobos and 48th avenues
San Francisco, CA 94121
Things to see and do around Golden Gate are numerous. Take a walk in Marina Green or walk along the Golden Gate Promenade, which will take you 3 and 1/2 miles from Aquatic Park to the Golden Gate Bridge and be sure to visit the Palace of Fine Arts. You could spend hours seeing all there is to do.


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