What do see and do…
Rich in cultural history, Alcatraz Island gives visitors a first-hand look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast. It’s also the site of the infamous federal penitentiary that has long been subject to legend and lore (and made famous by a few Hollywood movies!). The island also has a scenic side known as the Rock with the gardens, bird colonies and picturesque bay views that are parallel to none.
Address: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Fort Mason, B201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Golden Gate Bridge
A trip to San Fran wouldn’t be complete without a walk or ride along the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Garnering worldwide attention in countless movies, the Golden Gate Bridge is an engineering marvel. One of the most-photographed sites in the world, it is open to pedestrians, bicyclists and automobile traffic 24 hours a day and is located 220 feet above the water’s surface, stretching 1.7 miles long.
Address: Location: West side of San Francisco on U. S. 101
The second largest in the United States next to New York City, Chinatown in San Francisco is best to explore mid-day when all shops are open and the streets are bustling with vendors and people. Stretching eight city blocks with two main streets – Grant and Stockton – it’s the perfect place to pick up that must-have souvenir to bring back home, or sample a gourmet treats.
Address: Between Grant Avenue and Stockton Streets, San Francisco
An icon to the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower sits on Telegraph Hill and overlooks the entire San Francisco Bay waterfront. Built by what was left of the Lilie Hitchcock Coit’s inheritance after her death, it fulfilled her dream to beautify the city she so loved. Don’t miss the lobby’s murals, which are considered to be one of California’s best examples of depression-era public art.
Address: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd , San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 362- 0808