The center of Northern Californian culture, entertainment, and finance- the marvelous city of San Francisco has a lot going on. Preview Nation would love to share with you 5 of the hottest, must-see spots in all of San Fran. Let’s explore them!
Visit the massive, ancient Redwoods of Muir Park. It’s one of the only places in the world that you can still see these trees. Open 365 days a year, with wheelchair accessibility and plenty of trails for hiking- exploring this federally protected forest is bound to be a magical adventure.
Be sure to check out Chinatown. It’s the oldest one in the states, and the largest one in the world (outside of Asia). The streets are vibrantly and ornately decorated and filled to the brim with exotic food and experiences- tea houses, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples, and restaurants galore. Chinatown is a world of its own.
Fisherman’s Wharf is a neighborhood/tourist attraction filled with family fun and breathtaking scenery. Just some of the things to do there include indulging in one of the many dining options for delectable, fresh seafood, visiting an aquarium of the bay filled with marine life, enjoying local street performers, exploring the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum, and more. It’s a must see.
Housing the most notorious criminals in history, the Alcatraz prison located on Alcatraz Island is a dynamic and fascinating place to visit. This island was also home to the first lighthouse. You can enjoy a variety of tours of the prison and scenic views of the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate bridge. Tickets sell out, so booking months in advance of your trip is highly recommended.
One popular way to explore and enjoy the city, is to hitch a ride aboard one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars. These cable cars are rich in history, having been ran since 1873 and named a historic landmark. There are 17 miles of track remaining for riders today, offering gorgeous and highly memorable views. Ticket booth lines are usually extremely long, but if preferred you can conveniently purchase yours on an app.