There is more to San Francisco than the Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some of WorldQuest Travel Club ’s favorite places.
Pier 39 – This most visited destination in San Francisco comes alive with dining, shopping, and attractions galore. Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf at Beach Street and the Embarcadero, the location paints a perfect backdrop for views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the city skyline. From these amazing views and a sea full of sea lions to the chowder bread bowls and California wine, this is where all San Francisco vacations should begin.Golden Gate Park – Stretching for three mil
Golden Gate Park – Stretching for three miles along the western edge of San Francisco, this is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The 1,017 acres are reassuring to both mind and body. Included in the gardens are the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the Koret Children’s Quarter.
Alcatraz Island –Alcatraz Island was the sight of the first lighthouse in the Western United States. However, according to WorldQuest Travel Club its role as a penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 makes it famous, especially when talking about the inmates who lived there. Al Capone, and George Kelly are among some of the most famous. The island is now part the Bay Area’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area. As one of the city’s most famous attractions, a visit to the island includes a tour of the very cells that housed the prisoners over 50 years ago.
The Presidio – Once a military installation, the Presidio is now a national park site. With beautiful hiking trails, spectacular vistas, and historic and architectural treasures, this recreational paradise gives you a glimpse into history. Enjoy a walking tour, pack a picnic lunch, or view an exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum as you enjoy this San Francisco hot spot.
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens – Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean on over 100 acres, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens are a historic treasure. Over 250 species are represented among the 1,000 endangered and rescued animals that live there. The Zoo strives to connect wildlife with the visitors and aims to inspire care for nature and conservation efforts. The Zoo offers something for everyone; keeper talks, a rich history, educational talks, and exciting events for children.
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