Things to do in San Francisco
Whether you are looking for a thrill seeking adventure as you enjoy a zip line adventure, hit the waves with a surfboard, or take a hot air balloon ride over the city, or if you want a more relaxing time with visits to historic sites, the famous San Francisco bay, or exploring the hidden alleyways within the city, there really is something for everyone on offer in the city.
A visit to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without taking time out to go and view its famous sights. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It is probably the most famous landmark in the city. Spanning 1.7 miles, its sidewalks are open to pedestrians and cyclists.
Alcatraz Island is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The infamous island was home to a federal penitentiary that housed famous convicts such as Al Capone. A tour of the island is available, which includes a visit to see inside the prison where the prisoners lived.
For the Adrenaline Junkies
If you are after a more action packed time in San Francisco, why not take part in some of the thrill seeker experiences on offer. The Mammoth Cave Adventure puts you to the test as you squirm, wriggle and crawl your way through natural passages that connect chambers of the underground cave. If above ground activities are more your thing, why not try your hand at some of the activities available in the famous bay, such as wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or for a real adventure, diving with great white sharks. If you prefer activities on dry land, why not hire a Harley Davidson for the day to explore the city, or enjoy a 4x4 off road experience.
For Art and Culture Lovers
The city is packed with theatres and live performance venues. They often host tryout runs of productions that eventually move to Broadway. So you can enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of seeing large productions before anyone else.
Holding a large collection of contemporary and 20th century works of art, The Museum of Modern Art attracts 600,000 visitors a year. If modern art is more your thing, the Fraenkel Gallery offers an intimate environment, hosting a plethora of contemporary art work.
Relax and Unwind
One of the best places to relax and reflect within San Francisco is the Japanese Tea Gardens and Stowe Lake. You can rent a paddle boat and escape the hustle and bustle of the city by enjoying the natural landscape as you meander down the lake, before enjoying a real zen feel at the tea garden.
Whether you want serious luxury and anti-ageing treatments, deep outdoor soaking tubs, a customised massage, or a truly zen experience, there are numerous spas all over the city that can allow you to really relax in style.
Eating and Drinking
For a unique outing whilst in the city, why not saunter through the beautiful surroundings of a private vineyard tour whilst sipping on fine wine. For an unusual dining experience, you can try a lunch or dinner cruise, taking in many of the famous sights by water as you enjoy delicious food and vibrant entertainment.
Rest assured that you will never feel bored with the cuisine on offer, due to the eclectic range available. Whether it is a curbside diner, world class restaurant, or a meal within Chinatown, there is something for even the most demanding of palates.