Want to travel abroad? This must be a dream of many people. And one area that is quite often visited by tourists is San Francisco. But maybe not many know that some of the tourist attractions in San Francisco are beautiful and worth a visit. Here are some lists.
1. Japanese Tea Garden
The Japanese Tea Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, California. This tourist spot is actually a park, but carries a unique concept with a Japanese style.
The early history of this establishment was as a Japanese Village for the California Midwinter International Exhibition to take place. But now this place is used as a destination for tourists from various parts of the world.
This Japanese Tea Garden building was built by Makoto Hagiwara, an immigrant who also works as a gardener. This place is designed with mostly gardens. Officially, Makoto Hagiwara was appointed to take care of the building until the time of World War II. Therefore, this place also has its own historical value.
2. Transamerica Pyramid
San Francisco also has the Transamerica Pyramid. Ink Place is one of the tallest and possibly most recognizable skyscrapers in the San Francisco skyline. That’s the charm.
Even though it was no longer at the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, this place was still strongly associated with the famous company. So the name of this building is still known as the Transamerica Pyramid.
This building was designed by an architect named William Pereira and was only completed in 1972. This building is one of the five tallest buildings in the world. Currently many tourists from many countries who stop by there to see it in person.
3. Lombard Street
Lombad Street is a highway located between Hyde and Leavenworth streets in San Francisco. Lombard Street itself is known as a winding street.
Because the condition and shape of the road are very winding, the recommended speed limit for vehicles on this road is only 8 kilometers per hour. You can imagine how twisty this road is.
Apart from Lombad Street, there are other world-famous streets, namely Vermont Street and Snake Alley in Burlington. Lombad Street has its own charm for foreign tourists or tourists from outside San Francisco. Interested in driving on these roads? Please prove yourself.
4. Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is one of the objects frequently visited by tourists in San Francisco, California, United States. This park is even the third most visited park in the entire United States. The total number of visitors to this beautiful park is approximately thirteen million people per year.
The park has an area of 4.1 sq km and is larger than Central Park in New York itself. This park was initiated in the 1860s. At that time, the residents of San Francisco felt the need for them to have a public park. Then a plot of land was chosen which was located near the Golden Gate strait.
The main purpose of the construction of this park is for residents’ recreation. In addition, this park was also built to be an attraction for residents so that indirectly, the western city of San Francisco could develop.
Alcatraz is the name of an island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, California, United States. Alcatraz Island is located at coordinates 37°49′N 122°25′W and in the past functioned as a military fortification.
After that, this island has also been used as a prison with fairly tight security. But now this island is an island that has become a historical site.
This historic island is managed by the United States National Parks Service as part of the Golden Gate national tourist attraction. This island can be visited by tourists and has been registered as a National Historic Place.
6. Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the neighborhoods and is also a fairly popular tourist attraction in San Francisco. Many tourists from abroad who come there.
This place is located in the north coast area of San Francisco, which covers the area from along Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street.
Fisherman’s Wharf is so named because during the Gold Rush, fishermen who were immigrants from Italy settled in the area. They then have a livelihood there as fishermen to catch fish and also Dungeness crabs.
7. Golden Gate Bridge
The next tourist spot in San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge itself is a suspension bridge that covers the Golden Gate area, which is a strait on the border of San Francisco and Marin County.
This bridge is the work of an architect named Joseph B. Strauss. At least it took about seven years to build this magnificent bridge. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1937.
The attraction of this Golden Gate Bridge is the bridge itself which is the longest suspension bridge in the world. In addition, this bridge has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. This red and orange bridge makes it easier to see the bridge when the weather is bad, for example when heavy fog starts to appear.
8. Muir Woods National Monument
Muir Woods National Monument is part of the Golden Gate National Tourist Area in San Feancisco, California. More precisely this location is north of San Francisco.
Muir Woods National Monument is famous for its towering crimson woods and is one of the areas where the wind traverses from the trees to Cathedral Grove and Bohemian Grove along Redwood Creek.
There are also Ben Johnson and Dipsea trails for tourists to climb steep hillsides to reach the treetops. From there, you will see stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais in the Mount Tamalpais National Park.
9. Pier 39
Pier 39 is a shopping center and also the best place to see many popular tourist attractions. Pier 39 is built on a pier in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf area.
In this Pier 39 area, there are several shops, eateries, restaurants, video arcades, Aquarium Bay, virtual 3D rides, street attractions, and also views of California sea lions. The pier is also home to the floating Forbes Island restaurant. The carouselis itself is a two-story building and is one of the facilities at the pier. Although not directly visible from the street, Carouselis is very famous.
This place is suitable for tourists from abroad to see the civilization of the coast of California and enjoy the entertainment of the popular family of marine mammals.
10. Coit Tower
Coit Tower is also known as Lillian Coit Memorial Tower. The tower is a building that is 210 feet (64 meters) high. It is located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
The tower has an art deco atyle style and is a building in the city’s Pioneer Park. It is also quite old, and was built in 1933 by Lillie Hitchcock Coit. At that time, the purpose of building the tower was to beautify the city of San Francisco itself.
At the time of Coit’s death around 1929, Coit left a third of his property to the city to beautify the city. It was on this basis that the tower was proposed in 1931, or 2 years after Coit died as a suitable gift to the city from Coit. Finally, the tower was added to the list of national historical places on January 29, 2008.
In addition, there are also several other tourist attractions in San Francisco that are crowded with tourists, including:
- Palace of Fine Arts Theater
- Twin Peaks
- Union Square
- De Young
- Presidio of San Francisco
- Oakland Bay Bridge
- Painted Ladies
- Sutro Bhats
Those are some tourist attractions in San Francisco that tourists can visit. To go abroad, don’t forget to always prepare everything carefully. Happy Holidays.