Thursday, June 11, 2009

Trip To San Francisco - 3 Days Itinerary

San Francisco is such a fabulous city where you can visit a museum, a mountain and a beach in a single day. Culturally it gives you a very vast and varied experiences, as well as many activities to do. Its modern financial district to Victorian architecture of Castro street. From Chinatown to Japan town there are variety of things to do in San Francisco.

Below is a suggested 3 day itinerary for visiting San Francisco and fun things to do. Day Trip: San Jose

Day 1:

On day one in San Francisco visit Goldengate Bridge and Park. One of the most beautiful bridge in USA does not need any introduction. Take a walk across the bridge or rent a bicycle from Fisherman's wharf and ride it across the bridge. It is very windy up there so do dress accordingly. But it is very unique experience to take a ride or walk across the bridge.    

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Another nicest thing to do is to walk along the beach in shadow of Golden Gate Bridge at Crissy Field. This walk gives you the most beautiful views of Golden Gate Bridge.

In the late afternoon on day one head to Union Square and Chinatown. Union Square is called heartbeat of Sanfrancisco. From best brands in fashion to one of a kind artifacts stores, unique dining places and theaters reside here. Artists working on paintings in Union Square are treat to watch.
Chinatown in San Francisco is probably the largest Chinatown outside Asia. Authentic Chinese restaurants and stores selling original Chinese artifacts, cloths, herbs, jewellery etc are worth the visit. I do not think it is safe to visit this place at night though.

Day 2:

On second day visit floating Museum of USS Hornet, the airplane carrying war ship. The ship fought in World War II and Vietnam War. This ship also carried Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins from Atlantic ocean on their return to earth from their trip to Moon.  Whether you are looking for things to do with kids or for yourself, this is something every American should visit. It is a living memorial to people who defended our country.

In the late after noon head to Fisherman's Wharf, a destination full of history. Generations of fisherman's made their livelihood on San Francisco Bay from Fisherman's Wharf. Today it gives visitors unique and memorable experiences. Freshest sea food restaurants are located here. Many unique cruises like Alcatraz starts from here. Street performers and artist are there to enchant you.

One of the most popular attraction of Fisherman's Wharf if Sea Lions on Pier 39. This is one place where humans vacated space for wildlife. Depending on time of the year number of Sea Lions vary but you can always hear them from blocks away.

Day 3:

One third day take a short hike to Coit Tower built on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco's Pioneer Park. This tower offers fantastic views of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz, Pier 39 , Bay Bridge , Financial District and Lombard Street.

Lombard Street is San Francisco's as well as America's crookedest street. This steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves going down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions built at 45 degree angle. The mansions overlooking the San Francisco bay as well as the street creates an amazing site.

If you are looking for some fun activities do with kids in San Francisco you must visit California academy of sciences and Exploratorium. Both places are equally loved by kids as well as adults. Both teaches about science and art in a very interactive and fun way.