San Francisco is 5th most visited city in the United States popular for both domestic and international tourists. San Francisco is worldwide recognizable for its landmarks. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco are Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Cable Cars, Museums, Lombard Street, Twin Peaks and more.
The Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco Peninsula to the Marin County is one of the most visited suspension bridge of California. Designed in 1917, The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 miles long world's most famous landmark with stunning views of San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.
Located in the western part of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park is a 1,017 acres large urban park. It is a rectangle shape 3 miles long and about 0.5 miles wide, one of the most most visited city park in the United States.
Pier 39 is a popular tourist attraction and shopping center located in Fisherman's Wharf district. The place is known for unique specialty shops surrounded by views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco city skyline. The pier has 14 restaurants, 90+ shops and popular attractions including two-story carousel.
Alcatraz Island is a small island located in San Francisco Bay. This small island was once a fort, a military prison, a lighthouse and a federal prison. Today, the island is known for its history and can reach by 15 minutes ferry ride from Pier 33.
San Francisco's iconic cable cars are the world's last manually operated cable car system. The San Francisco Municipal Railway runs three cable car lines. The three cable lines are: Powell-Hyde (Running from Hallidie Plaza to Fisherman's Wharf via Powell and Hyde Streets.), Powell-Mason (Running from Hallidie Plaza to Fisherman's Wharf via Powell and Mason Streets.), and California Street (Running from Market Street to Van Ness Avenue via California Street.)
San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest outside Asia. The Chinatown is centered on main streets Grant Avenue and Stockton Street. The area is built in the Chinese style and known for its own identity with places of worship, social clubs, stores, and antique shops.
Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, The California Academy of Sciences is a largest museums of natural history in the world. The California Academy of Sciences includes an Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Osher Rainforest, and Kimball Natural History Museum.
The Legion of Honor, also known as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The collections at the Legion of Honor displays 4,000 years of human history including European paintings; European decorative arts and sculpture; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and one of the largest repositories of works of art on paper in the nation.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest modern and contemporary art museum in the United States. It is a seven gallery floors museum that offers 45,000 square feet of exhibition space. The museum's collection includes over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts.
De Young Museum is one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. The museum collection includes American Art, African Art, Arts of the Americas, Oceanic Art, Textile Arts, Works on paper, and Photography. The American art collection consists of over 1,000 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 3,000 decorative arts objects.