A Day Tour of San Francisco
Planning a visit to San Francisco? Be sure the check out these iconic landmarks while you are there. For an unforgettable transportation alternative, call Nationwide Limousine Service at 800-339-8936.
Start your day off with a visit to San Francisco’s celebrated Fisherman’s Wharf. Grab some lunch, visit the parks and museums, or do some shopping in this iconic, waterfront market. Make sure to look out over the pier for sea lions who have made home on a few old boat docks and be sure to watch out for the notorious, World Famous Bushman, a local street performer who hides behind trees and bushes to startle people walking by.
Golden Gate Bridge
The architectural staple of San Francisco is, without a doubt, the Golden Gate Bridge. Beginning construction in 1933 and with the help of hundreds of brave workers, this famous bridge was completed for use in 1937. During construction, engineer and designer, Joseph Strauss innovated the use of a movable safety net designed to protect his workers from the dangerous heights. Over the course of construction the net saved over 19 men who later became known as members of the Halfway to Hell club. As one of the most beautiful bridges ever built according to the Frommer’s travel guide, the Golden Gate is a must on your day tour of San Francisco.
This notorious island has a very spooky yet intriguing history. Often referred to as “The Rock”, Alcatraz Island was home to a federal prison from 1933 through 1963 and housed some of the most notorious criminals in history, including Al Capone, making way for some very interesting stories and a few unsolved mysteries. The history of this island, however, includes more than bank robbers and murderers meticulously plotting their prison break. An informative and eerie opportunity awaits visitors at Alcatraz Island.
Next, step out of your comfort zone and experience something completely different on your visit to Chinatown. The Chinatown centered on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Visitors can easily become immersed in an Asian world, filled with herbal shops, temples, pagoda roofs and dragon parades. Enjoy traditional menu items such as chop suey or visit a local tea-house for a relaxing break in your day and a tea going experience that is sure to be unlike any other.
The perfect place to grab dinner or catch a show to finish off your day tour of San Francisco is Union Square. Union Square is a public plaza where thousands of tourists visit every year to top off their San Francisco to-do lists. With many local boutiques, large department stores, small theaters, various restaurants serving countless different kinds of local beers, art galleries, gift shops, and beauty salons, the Square has everything you need for a relaxing night out on the town.