The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fishermen's Wharf and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory - San Francisco is brimming with amazing, one-of-a-kind attractions to absolutely delight in. With six San Francisco hotels, you're sure to find the perfect home away from home.
Located in Northern California's Bay Area, San Francisco is one of America's top tourist cities as well as one of its most picturesque. San Francisco is also a city full of family fun and tourist attractions not found anywhere else in the world such as the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, the world famous Alcatraz prison and Fisherman's Wharf. Best Western has many San Francisco hotels to choose from, so no matter where you end up in this great city, there is a place to stay.
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One of America's premier landmarks, and one of the most recognized San Francisco vacations attractions, is the Golden Gate Bridge. This beautiful rust-red suspension bridge is the link between San Francisco and Marin County (San Francisco area). You can walk, bike, or drive along this two mile long bridge that can be viewed from many spots throughout the city and is a must-see on your trip to San Francisco. While touring the bridge and its surrounding areas you can view the Strauss statue as well as the immaculate gardens. The annual and perennial flower beds and manicured hedges emphasize the brick sidewalks engaging guests to roam up or down a path to observe the Bridge from a different point of view. From one of its many vantage points you can catch a glimpse of this great city as well as an island that was far from paradise.
Alcatraz, located in San Francisco Bay, is a unique tourist destination. Built in 1934 and closing in 1963, Alcatraz is quite possibly the world's most famous prison. Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and the Birdman of Alcatraz used to call this place 'home'. You can call it 'home' too, but only for a little while. To get here, guests must take a short ferry ride through the bay. Once there, guests can watch videos on the history of Alcatraz prison and tour the cell blocks. After you've served your time in Alcatraz, why not top it off with something besides bread and water?
World renowned for its fine sea food, San Francisco's Fishermen's Wharf is arguably the best place to find locals and tourists mixing together as they dine on the Wharf's various offerings of seafood. Restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf serve such fare as clam chowder, Dungeness crab, and Halibut. We recommend getting out to Fisherman's Wharf early and seeing the fishermen hard at work. This area of town is very family friendly and is host to some of the world's best sourdough bread, which is baked fresh daily in most restaurants. For those of you looking for something a little sweeter, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory is also located near the Wharf. Ghirardelli lets visitors sift through their factory and see the process that goes into making fine chocolates. After dining on the great food that the Wharf provides, visitors can spend a relaxing night at one of the many San Francisco downtown hotels in the Best Western chain.
So whether you're scaling the Golden Gate, doing time at Alcatraz, or enjoying some great seafood, San Francisco attractions will entertain the entire family.
Best Western makes it easy to customize your San Francisco vacation with unique tour packages. There are many tour packages to choose from including: touring the sights of the city by water or land, a photography workshop or cycling around the city.
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