There are plenty of interesting things you can do in San Francisco, and you should pack your bags well because you are in for a long and wonderful ride. Without deliberating on the intro for too long, we are going to go straight to the point on all the adventure you can have.
The first place you should cross off your list is the Fisherman’s Warf. It is one of the popular places people got to in San Francisco. You can also check out Pier 39 and the Ghirardelli Square, but going to all three places would make your first day in San Francisco as splendid as possible. They are in a small area and are quite easy to find on the waterfront. If you start the trip from the Fisherman’s Warf, you will get the chance to see street performers and an “I heart SF” memorabilia. The Warf is at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets, and you would see hoards of visitors looking for souvenirs to take home. A few blocks on the east, you would find pier 39. Here you would find a lot of things to do, eat, and ride. There is a carousel you can ride, an aquarium, a place to eat, and lots of other things to do! If you have the time, you can also check out the famous sea lions that hang out here – they are a sight to see. On the West side of the Fisherman’s Warf is Ghirardelli Square – a place where you can shop and eat to your heart’s content. This place is housed in the Ghirardelli chocolate factory, and it still operates a soda fountain and a store there.
After having a great time at the Warf and the Pier, you can head to the Golden Gate Bridge to see things you would not want to miss for the world. The Golden Gate Bridge is a place that is as always photographed. No matter where you are in town, you would see the bridge. It is funny how a lot of people still stalk it like a paparazzi tailing a superstar. Who would blame them? this is one of the world’s greatest sights, and you can view it several angles that you please. You can ride a bike over it or drive across it to have a better look at it. If you want to take it all in for a longer time, you can just talk a walk on it. Walking on it would make every ship around it seem very small.
We can keep going on and on about the things you can do in 5 days when you take a vacation in San Francisco, but we are almost forgetting something. There are lots of people from all over the world that would love to come to San Fran, and we have to help them with some tips about the traveling process. One crucial thing we must mention is that travelers from countries under the Visa Waiver Program must ensure that they get an ESTA USA form. Once they fill it properly, they would receive ESTA status in a matter of minutes.
Once that is out of the way, then we can continue.
The next place you should go to is Alcatraz. This is one of the most popular places in the world; if you are a fan of prisons. During its days as a prison, it was placed to avoid. However, it is one of the city’s most popular sites. This is because of the popularity it received from movies for being a place where you would find most of the hardened criminals. These criminals are known for living there or trying to escape from there. The only way you can get there is by taking a ferry. Once you get to the island, you can take a tour around the entire place with the audio tour guide to help you through. Just make sure you don’t follow companies that are known for deceptive scams. A number of companies promised to take their customers there, but only to pass by it without stopping.
Once you are done with Alcatraz, the next best thing is to take a ride all through town with the cable car. These cars are popularly called the City’s moving landmark, and taking a ride through the city would bring you a lot of thrills. After a filling ride through the city, you should head to your hotel and rest well enough for the last day.
The last day you spend in San Fran should be in Chinatown. This is the best place to get a lot of souvenirs that you can take home. The Chinatown in San Francisco is one of the largest communities of Chinese people outside China.