San Francisco Hotels and Recreational Destinations Nearby
San Francisco is a great place to be in. This beautiful city in the state of California's Bay Area boasts of natural attractions and a colorful, multicultural population, making it easy for anyone to feel right at home. Most hotels are located in close proximity to the city's most beautiful and famous landmarks, with easy transportation options readily available.
A visit to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is one of the stops tourists simply must make. This 746 feet high and 90 feet long suspension bridge is hard to miss, with its orange vermillion paint visible from miles away. Why buy postcards when you can make your own? Take a picture at either end, with the bridge as your backdrop; it’s a good way of saying you’ve really been there.
Alcatraz Island, also known as The Rock, Alcatraz used to be a prison that held the country's most notorious criminals until 1963. A lesser-known fact is that in November 1969, Alcatraz was occupied by Californian Native Americans who rose to appeal for employment opportunities in urban zones, which were rather scarce in their settlements. The statements they wrote on the fortress walls can still be seen there.
Visitors can learn all this on a quick cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and nearby Alcatraz from Pier 39. Those who wish to visit Alcatraz Island itself from boutique hotels San Francisco California can offer may take the ferry from Pier 33. Before and after a cruise, guests can enjoy Fisherman's Wharf, filled with various attractions, souvenir shops, and seafood establishments that are sure to whet everyone’s appetites.
While staying at San Francisco boutique hotels, guests can arrange for trips to the California Academy of Sciences, which houses interesting exhibits guests of all ages can enjoy. Its stunning aquarium recreates various marine habitats and features hundreds of exotic fish, live corals, crustaceans, and jellyfish, among others. You can also find the largest, all-digital planetarium in the world in this museum, which reveals striking information about the universe in different shows. Taking it to the next level, this museum also houses a real tropical forest teeming with colorful wildlife and marvelous butterflies.
san francisco downtown hotels can also arrange trips to Californian landmarks outside the city. Santa Cruz is famous for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, home to the United States' sixth oldest roller coaster called the Giant Dipper. Northward from San Francisco, people can visit lush vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. When done with all your sightseeing, you can head to downtown Union Square and take in the city’s cosmopolitan charm.
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