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Places to visit in San Francisco

The Golden Gate

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San Francisco, in northern California of United States, is a hilly area on the tip of a peninsula surrounded with the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s popular for its dense fog, beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Traveler touring to San Francisco must head towards the Iconic Golden Gate, a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-long (1.6 km) bridge connects the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge has also been declared as one of the most beautiful human creation of the modern world by the American society of civil engineers.

The construction of the bridge took 4 years, it started in January 1993 and ended in April 1997 and was opened in May 1997 for public use. One can feel the suspension of the bridge by just walking down in each step. The bridge is popular for enjoying a long Drive, a silent walk and for riding a bicycle with refreshing air. It is also nowadays famous for a pre-wedding photoshoot. According to the Frommer’s Travel Guide, the bridge possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed bridge in the world.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from city, California. The little island was created with facilities for a tower, a military jail, and a federal jail from 1934 till 1963. Starting in the November month of 1969, the island was occupied for over nineteen months by a bunch of Native Americans from the city,  World Health Organization were a part of a wave of Native policy across the state, with public protests through the Seventies. In 1972, Alcatraz became a part of national recreation space and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

The traveler could reach the island with a 15 minutes ferry ride from pier 33. There are snacks available on board. The place is best for the people, studying History about San Francisco and the Prison. The island’s facilities are managed by National Park Services as a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. If you’re thinking of vacationing a Family tour to San Francisco then, Alcatraz island is a perfect place to visit and explore more about the ancient history of the prison and surrounding. It is also one of the best places for the photoshoot and creating documentaries.

 

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