When people think of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is usually the first thing that comes to mind and for good reason. The iconic suspension bridge famous for its art deco elements, 746-foot tall towers, and distinct International Orange color (which would have been black and yellow stripes had the Navy had its way when it was completed in 1937), is just as stunning when glistening in the sunlight as it is when peeking out of the fog. There’s nothing quite like walking over the bridge, which pedestrians can do between 5am and 6:30pm/9pm depending on the season.But it’s also impressive when viewed from afar; Crissy Field, Fort Point, Baker Beach, and the Marin Headlands all offer excellent vantage points to take pictures and help keep its status as the most photographed bridge in the world.
November 2019: San Francisco may only measure 49 square miles, but this beautiful city offers endless options when it comes to eating, drinking, and exploring. The best way to truly see the city is to put on your most comfortable walking shoes and just get out there and explore; that’s when you’ll discover hidden tiled staircases, colorful murals, cozy cafes with tasty treats, and views upon views upon views. But while exploring on your own is always a satisfying adventure, there are certain San Francisco attractions that consistently delight and are a must-see for tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 14, all of which we think perfectly explain why this magical City by the Bay is one of the most popular places to visit in the world.
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