10 Top Tourist Attractions in San Francisco – Travel Video

10 Top Tourist Attractions in San Francisco – Travel Video

San Francisco, everyone’s favorite city,
is located at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast.
A compact city of steep rolling hills surrounded on three sides by water, San Francisco is
renowned for its summer fogs, Victorian architecture, cable cars and beautiful vistas. Just remember:
Don’t call it Frisco and do bring warm clothing. The famous quote “The coldest winter I ever
spent was a summer in San Francisco” isn’t from Mark Twain but it is a pretty accurate
statement of the city’s weather. Here’s a a look at the top tourist attractions in
San Francisco. Number 10. Palace of Fine Arts. The only structure remaining from the 1915
World’s Fair, the Palace of Fine Arts features a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades
situated in an idyllic park setting with a classical European-Style lagoon. It’s a
great place to unwind, have a picnic, and watch the swans float elegantly by. It also
has a theater offering a variety of shows, musical and cultural events. Number 9. Chinatown. Established in 1840s, San Francisco’s Chinatown
is reputed to be the oldest and one of the largest and most famous of all Chinatowns
outside of Asia. Many of the Chinese who settled here were merchants or immigrant workers,
working on either the transcontinental railroad or as mine workers during the Gold Rush. The
tourist section of Chinatown is mainly along Grant Avenue, from Bush to Broadway. Number 8. Alamo Square. The Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood
and park that is best known for the famous Painted Ladies row of Victorian houses on
its east side along Steiner Street. There are also many other pretty Victorians encircling
the lovely park. The park includes a playground and a tennis court, and is frequented by neighbors,
tourists, and dog owners. On a clear day, the Transamerica Pyramid building and the
tops of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge can be seen from the park’s center. Number 7. Transamerica Pyramid. Located in the heart of the Financial District.,
the Transamerica Pyramid is San Francisco’s other famous icon besides the Golden Gate.
According to its architect, William L. Pereira, a pyramid is the ideal shape for skyscrapers,
offering the advantage of letting more air and light in the streets below. Finished in
1972, the Transamerica Pyramid has a height of 853 feet and is still the tallest building
in the San Francisco skyline. Number 6. Lombard Street. Located between Hyde and Leavenworth streets,
Lombard Street is famously known as the “crookedest street in the world” although it is neither
the crookedest street in San Francisco nor the steepest. The one-block portion of Lombard
Street that contains eight hairpin turns was created to reduce the hill’s natural steep
slope. The speed limit in this section is a mere 5 mph. Number 5. Golden Gate Park. Once an area of sand dunes, Golden Gate Park
is a large urban park with windmills, bison and a carousel among its many attractions.
It is about 20% larger than New York’s Central Park, so unless you have a bike, you’ll
want to plan which area you want to visit. A popular tourist attraction is the Japanese
Tea Garden with beautiful ponds, bridges, and Japanese-style structures including a
tea house. Number 4. Cable Cars. The world-famous Cable Cars run on three lines
in the steep streets of San Francisco between Market Street and Fisherman’s Wharf. These
cars are a fun ride, especially if you get to stand on the running board. They are perhaps
a bit impractical for everyday use though residents do, in fact, use them on a regular
basis. The cable car is such an attraction that, especially on weekends, it takes longer
to wait in line to ride up Powell Street than it does to walk the short but sloping distance. Number 3. Alcatraz. Often referred to as The Rock, the small island
of Alcatraz served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, and as a prison. It was home
to some of the most notorious criminals of the time including Al Capone and Machine Gun
Kelly. Surrounded by the freezing water of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was believed to
be inescapable. The most famous attempt was carried out by Frank Morris, and brothers
John and Clarence Anglin using an inflatable raft made from several stolen raincoats. Today,
the island is a popular tourist attraction and a historic site. It is operated by the
National Park Service and is open to tours. Number 2. Fisherman’s Wharf. One of the most popular tourist attractions
in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf runs all the way from Pier 39 through to Municipal
Pier at the end of Aquatic Park. For over a century its historic waterfront was the
hub of San Francisco’s fishing fleet and is still famous for having some of the best
seafood restaurants in the city. Other tourist attractions at the wharf include souvenir
stores, historical buildings, scenic vistas over the Bay and the famous sea lions at Pier
39. Number 1. Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge
spanning the Golden Gate, the strait between San Francisco and Marin County to the north.
The bridge took four years to build, and was completed in 1937. The Golden Gate Bridge
was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed, and has become
an internationally recognized symbol of California. The famous red-orange color of the bridge
was specifically chosen to make the bridge more easily visible through the thick fog
that frequently shrouds the bridge.

100 thoughts on “10 Top Tourist Attractions in San Francisco – Travel Video”

  • I last visited San Francisco, with my family, about eight years ago. We spent a week in the city and its environs and we really loved our time there. Sorry to hear it has gone downhill in recent years, based on some of the comments below. Yep, we did see quite a number of homeless on the streets and being from Europe that was a bit of a shock. That’s not to say that we don’t have our own developing problems with homelessness in some European cities.

  • A filthy, cruel city for the rich only. Soulless. Nothing like Armisted Maupin's literature about it. Whatever that was, it died out after 1983 or so. Swamps of homelessness everywhere. An inhuman, insular city (racism from all directions) and quite homophobic. Middle American cities are much more gay in practice than SF. You will be called a faggot here and you will not see men holding hands or risking getting beaten by homophobes here, almost not even in its disingenuous gay ghetto, well a ghetto for rich gays only (yes, I'm gay). Oh yeah, filled with arrogant identity politics addled THIEVES everywhere. As mentioned, you can't leave anything in your vehicle. The City stinks of piss and public defecation in the various downtown neighborhoods. The City does NOT clean up after itself with any vigor. The sidewalks are all stained and grotesque with human medical waste biological impromptu experiments. Nothing says, "I hate you", more than the City of San Francisco. One of the funniest things about SF is its so-called "gay pride parade" (eyes rolling). The "parade" is mostly empty because the city charges participants thousands of dollars to participate as a float, so you might have football field lengths of no marchers (you aren't allowed to march simply because you're gay. You have to pay some exorbitant fee to march! The people watching is meh (There are not many good looking San Franciscans, especially compared to fabulous and REAL New York City…real even after gentrification). There is an antiseptic feeling in the air when it comes to sensuality, which does not dovetail well with the smell. The Folsom Street fair is more sensual but in a FORCED nosebleed kind of way. Very disappointing city. Maybe if they ever bring socialism back, it could be better; but it's a city for the selfish, arrogant, twats at this point. If you're RICH, there are a LOT of excellent restaurants there. I live in Oakland and our restaurant scene by comparison is hit or miss, which is another California thing that is irritating.

  • One of my favorite and most beautiful cities in the world. Too bad Dems are going to ruin it. San Diego my other favorite city isn't far behind

  • Surprised to see a lot of negative comments here! I was there in June 2018 All was great just a little cold (surprisingly 55°) in a late June day! & smelly in the bay near Alcatraz, I guess I didn't go to the wrong places!

  • Such a gorgeous city ruined, what a damn shame.
    Once one of the greatest and most progressive cities in the world ruined by junkies, filth, and deluded liberal politicians. Makes me sad.
    Now most of the comments on a YouTube video sharing the best tourist destinations are warning you to stay away. And who can blame them? Gross city, if you come here you will be disappointed.

  • Don't forget to wear flowers in your hair. I lived and worked in the city for years. It has drastically changed because all the high tech companies are buying up property and now even service based workers (waiters/waitresses) aren't able to live in the city due to the outrageously expensive rents and the cost of living is beyond what's comfortable unless you make eight to ten-figures. Tragic end to what was once a super city.

  • this video is sugar~coating the ****hole that this town has become. People are leaving millions at a time. I was so great in the 70s and 80s. not now though

  • I have a great friend who lives in the Tenderloin. Of course it's a hardcore part of town, but, he doesn't cower in his apartment. He has a great time in the city. I live in Cambodia so I haven't been there in 4 years. I suggest to any visitor to explore SoMa, North beach, Chinatown, the Marina, visit Alcatraz, Delores Park, Valencia street, Golden Gate Park and it's attractions. San Francisco is still great. What you'd rather be in Cleveland? Hahahahaha

  • dont forget to take "the doodie tour". you can get tickets at pacbell park. guide takes you on a tour of stools left behind by the homeless all over the city 😉

  • sunafi falconi says:

    El Apocalipsis 3:15-18 false prophet san francisco what a joke!!!!!!!he was miserable,ugly like you,wear thorns in your hair!!!!!

  • Lived on Treasure Island for 13 months in the early 70's. My favorite city of all times, though with the decline since, you couldn't pay me to go there.

  • Photographe Demode says:

    Frisco is the name given affectionately to the city by people who were born there, and I know what I'm talking about. Using the name "Frisco" fell out of favor in the 1980's with the PC mentality that took over. The city has turned into an overpriced hell-hole unfortunately. I miss the city that it used to be. When I visit I pay hommage to my Grandfather by visiting the house he built in 1908 in the Noe Valley. The place still stands, and is now worth over $1.4 million. Very curious because it was built by a poor Italian man, who built it out of wood that he found from old abandonned cabins from the Gold Rush period.

  • Joseph Contreras says:

    I have been visiting the Haight-Ashbury district, Market Street, Golden Gate Park, Richmond District and the Financial District quite frequently these past few months, and haven't seen ONE needle or human waste on the floor. Some people (many who haven't even been to SF or visited the past few years) are GREATLY over exaggerating about the issue like 90% of the time you're gonna see a needle or human waste randomly lying around somewhere. Every time I visit SF, it's a pleasant experience for the most part. I hope the homelessness/drug crisis gets worked out soon though, as SF it too beautiful of a city to have that reputation as a whole. With that being said, MOST of SF is not what some people (news media) is painting it out to be, and this is all from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. I've visited quite a few big cities in my lifetime, and San Francisco is still one of my favorites.

  • FRISCO IS People y’all, if you grew up here in the city and you say hella and frisco it’s cuz you got that Sf slang. That’s the OG way. Do your research!

  • In 1915, The Palace Of fine Arts was built already before the fair. Fires don't burn down such structures built out of stone and they were not built by horse and carriage.

  • justsomeawesome dude says:

    Just like LA it’s disappointing and not worth the time and effort to get there. All of California is a carp! California at its prime was one to see and experience — like at least on the 70s or 80s — but now it’s worse then Texas — and that’s saying something! Don’t waste money to go to California!

  • Frederick Carr says:

    Why did they edit out all the homelessness, feces, hypodermic needles and graffiti that makes San Francisco, San Francisco! This video is a delusion of how the City really is!

  • Richard Rauhecker says:

    also forgot, homeless people, free needle exchange, urine and feces on the streets, pan handlers, prostitution etc, etc not the city it use to be. oh, I forgot, those needles end up on the streets

  • Thomas Wilson says:

    Wish I watched this before moving and eventually leaving. Terrible weather and the homeless population with crime and fecal matter, syringes and anything you can imagine is all about. That said as an east coaster it’s nice to experience the west for the first time, minus the 3500/month rent or 800k home depending on area.

  • ken heinemann says:

    What I remember most of my San Francisco vacation was the large amount of human shit on sidewalks and drug addicts.

  • James G. Gibbs says:

    Caution Landmines! Piles off them everywhere you step. And syinge traps.
    Don't forget the liberal and homeless Zombies.

  • Graeme Duncan says:

    I can’t be bothered going all the way to San Francisco so imma just go to all these places on Watch Dogs 2

  • And don’t forget the poop 💩 💩 and the homeless drug addicts with free clean needle provided by the sf Democrats office, Gavin Newsom, he’s aunt Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein…

  • austin teutsch says:

    I hope they reopen Alcatraz because we're gonna need extra room when Bill Clinton and his cronies get convicted of fucking little girls. Bye Billy Boy, your free ticket and pass has now been stamped.

  • eduard gevorgyan says:

    Сан-Франциско, любимый всем город, расположен на оконечности полуострова между заливом Сан-Франциско и побережьем Тихого океана. Сан-Франциско, компактный город с крутыми холмами, окруженный с трех сторон водой, известен своими летними туманами, викторианской архитектурой, канатными дорогами и красивыми видами. Только запомни: не называй это Фриско и принеси теплую одежду. Знаменитая цитата «Самая холодная зима, которую я когда-либо проводил, была летом в Сан-Франциско», написана не Марком Твеном, а довольно точным заявлением о погоде в Сан-Франциско. Обзор главных туристических достопримечательностей в Сан-Франциско.

  • I would add the Walt Disney family musuem. Its really amazing all the stuff they have to show. Toward the end they have a model of Disneyland thorough the years and it is byond epic. If your a Disney fan or a fan of animation the musuem is not to be missed.

  • Ten top attractions tourist will see in San Fransisco 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩. Welcome to San Franshitsco

  • Divina Ledwith says:

    That peper work he need to getting done but they need us to geving that jarth time because he cant that is way are is this not should ne reathing lake this one they is pick rock is need to that is tow Norma in selso .

  • Divina Ledwith says:

    Look they seving maney for long time ithey are seving maney in tow he cant going to back to phippines that is was telling us i thing is one yeas to get in wanna going back reatard.

  • you forgot the famous stow lake in golden gate park where a mysterious white lady all in white frequents late at night asking if you seen her baby.

  • I love San Francisco! I just visited last month and i had so much fun! I also made a travel film about it 🙂

  • Call it what you want. People all over the Bay Area call it “Frisco” or “The City” or “SF”. No one from here actually calls it “San Francisco” unless they’re speaking to someone from out of town.

  • So, a couple things from a current resident. 1. Skip the Wharf. It’s become nothing more than a place for below average food and cheap toys to sell dumb tourists. 2. This list not containing Crissy field, lands end trial, or Dolores park is a shame. There is also Coit tower and twin peaks both worth a look. Do yourself a favor and find those 5 ahead of some others on this list. Lands end will take your breathe away.

  • Startup Saturdays says:

    We offer an awesome night tour in San Francisco. You can purchase your ticket from this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/san-francisco-tours-25570357263

  • You forgot: The Embarcadero, Union square, Presidio, The Walt Disney House, Coit Tower, North Beach (Italian community), Ghillardelli's Square, and Dolores Park

  • “Don’t call it Frisco” wtf? I’ve lived here for 30+ yrs and we (locals) always call it frisco. Either frisco or “the City” as oakland is known as “the town”.

  • I hear San Francisco is the greatest…..I can't wait to visit.
    The first thing I'm gonna do is shit on a sidewalk downtown. I hear you can call the cops and they come and give you free syringes for us to shoot up heroin. They won't wipe your ass, but they won't arrest you either. This place is the greatest !

  • So I have never been. Been to Seattle and LA. From what this video shows, it seems to be somewhat of a mix of the two. Is that a fair assessment?

  • Although I've never been to foreign country, I love the climate and tourist attractions in San Francisco. I think artificial buildings are combined well with nature.

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