As well as San Francisco’s various and unique cultural events, San Fran is also known for its unique beautiful landmarks and breathtaking scenic back drops. The statuesque world famous Golden Gate Bridge which connects the city to the rest of California is a true marvel that overlooks the famous islands in the bay. This iconic monument is one of the most photographed structures in the world. Other features include the Coit Tower which sits atop the famous Telegraph Hill and is one San Francisco’s most noticeable landmarks. Also perched alongside the tower is the tallest building in the city, Transamerica Pyramid.
Other San Francisco Sightseeing hot-spots include Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, situated on the water looking out towards yet another world famous landmark, the Island of Alcatraz. Fisherman’s Wharf features a variety of gourmet restaurants and designer shops and is also the departure point to tour Alcatraz prison, which of course was once the infamous prison but now serves strictly as a tourist attraction. Another must see and unique tourist destination is Lombard Street, also known as the “Crookedest Street in the World”. Lombard Street is the twisting hilly street featuring a series of sharp curvy hairpins that drags the traffic to a complete standstill.
To make sure your trip to San Francisco is central, your stay at a hotel in the Union Square district is highly recommended. Its centralized location features one of the largest shopping areas in the United States. It is a great place to shop for clothes, unique art and hand crafted items for your home. This area also features the legendary Street Trolleys.
One of the easiest and most recommended features to catch all the sights is to take a guided tour with a nationally recognized tour operator such as Trusted Tours. Trusted Tours’ guarantees you will not miss any of the splendor that San Francisco has to offer. This renowned tour company offers fabulous package deals such as: the San Francisco Deluxe Guided City Tours, the Cable Car Tour or the Bay Cruise. It’s recommended that you sign up for the free "Trusted Tours eNewsletter" to get information on their fantastic tour package deals in San Francisco as well as other tourist destinations in the United States.