San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, and, with its interesting history, it makes it one of the best places to visit for a short break. The second most densely populated city in the whole of the states, the city by the bay was first settled by the Spanish and has grown to become one of the most liberal and open-minded places in the world.
The city has enjoyed a great deal of popularity over the years, attracting visitors from all over the globe. Never was this truer than during the hippy era of the late sixties. During this time the Haight Ashbury area of the city was one of the hippest places on the planet, attracting artists, musicians, and people who wanted to live freely during the Summer of Love.
The city has also been a central point in the gay and trans rights movements, and today the city boasts such titles as the ‘gay capital of the world’ and is known for its support of the LGBT+ community.
With lots to do and see in San Fransisco, here are a few of the things that you really need to do:
Visit The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate is a strait that connects San Fransisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. It gets its name from the fact that it was the entrance to California’s wealthy gold country, and as such the area boomed in the gold rush.
The bridge was completed in the 1930s and was the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. The iconic structure is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and it is obligatory that you take a selfie in front of it.
Take A Ghost Adventure
There are lots of creepy things to explore when it comes to San Fransisco. From visiting spots from the case of the infamous Zodiac killer, as well as lots of spooky spots on a tour of the haunted bay area, there are loads of things to freak you out.
The Walt Disney Museum
If you want to see all of the 248 awards that the most famous animator in the world won during his lifetime, why not stop into the Walt Disney Museum and take in the history of one of the most fascinating men in movie history?
Home to some of the most notorious criminals in the world, Alcatraz prison used to be a fort, and a military prison. Between 1930 and 1963 it was used for holding prisoners that could not be held in a regular prison. These included the gangster Al Capone, and Machine Gun Kelly. The prison is situated a mile and a half out to sea.
Visit The MOMA
The Museum of Modern Art houses some of the most iconic artworks of recent decades. Including works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Francis Bacon. If you enjoy art, then this is definitely somewhere that you should not miss.
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