May 28

This scenic drive around the city is a wonderful way to really see what San Francisco is like. Some people like to walk certain parts of the drive so that there is more to see, but no matter what you decide to do, this drive is unforgettably beautiful and you will have many opportunities to get some really great pictures. There are signs that will point you in the right direction the entire time; however you must have your own car or a rental car to visit this part of San Francisco.

Some of the key attractions on the drive that can easily be enjoyed without getting out of the car include:

1. Great Highway: One of the most beautiful areas of the drive is the stretch that takes you along the Great Highway alongside the Pacific Ocean.

2. City Hall: This is arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The 49 Mile Scenic Drive officially starts and ends near here so you’ll get a good view of it on the drive.

3. Transamerica Pyramid: When this building was completed in 1972, it was one of the five tallest buildings in the world. Its height and unique pyramid shape make it hard to miss when driving around the city.

4: Hills: This drive takes you over Nob Hill and Russian Hill, providing great views. It also takes you up to Twin Peaks where you can look down on much of the city.

5. Lombard Street: Many travelers enjoy taking the drive down beautiful flower-lined Lombard Street, the so-called Croakiest Street.

6. Alcatraz: As long as it’s not too foggy out you will be able to see a view of Alcatraz from the drive. This attraction is worth visiting at least once but if you can’t afford the money or time to ferry over then this is the next best thing.

7. AT&T Park: This baseball stadium is home to The Giants and host to numerous events throughout the year. You don’t have to attend an event to enjoy the beauty of the park, though; you can see what it looks like from the 49-Mile scenic drive.

8. The Bridges: Key attraction is a view of both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. They are both beautiful bridges in their own right and certainly worth seeing on your drive.

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May 22

The San Francisco Zoo is located at the end of Sloat Boulevard at Ocean Beach since 1929. It’s been evolving over time from “animals in cages” to mostly animals in natural habitat. It’s definitely worth a visit, and kids have a great time.

The San Francisco Zoo spans over 125 acres of park-like grounds and includes a carousel, steam train, playground, and a special children’s zoo, along with the animal exhibits and eating places.

There are various attractions inside like: Penguin Island, Steam Train, Antique Carousel, The Lion House, Small Animal Habitats, etc.

Visiting Hours for Zoo is : Daily 10 am to 5 pm. (Winter hours, Nov 7-Mar 12: daily 10 am to 4 pm.)

Entrance Fees:
Adults: $15
Seniors: $12
Children (4-14): $9
Under 4: free.

There are special Discounts for seniors and San Francisco residents (about $3 off).

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May 08

San Francisco attracts the fifth highest number of foreign tourists of any city in the United States and claims Pier 39 near Fisherman’s Wharf to be the third-most popular tourist attraction in the nation. It’s just a single destination that cooks up so many wonderful experiences!

Pier 39 is the main center for shopping and watching street performances. At pier 39, visitors can experience a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 12 Bay view restaurants, and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages including the world-renowned sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment.

Pier 39 announces the opening of the 7D Experience, the most advanced film attraction in the world and the first of its kind in North America. Experience the thrill of a roller coaster and the excitement of interacting with film itself, all without leaving your seat. This attraction features a state of the art digital theater with surround sound, 3D effects, full motion seats and the newest in interactive laser technology.

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