While San Francisco is synonymous with Golden Gate Bridge and other popular tourist attractions, you should check out some of their lesser-known secrets for a complete experience. If you are peering into the map, wondering what to do in San Francisco, you will be taken aback by the number of unique attractions and quaint cafes that serve the best food. Meanwhile, you can read more about the culture and lifestyle in San Francisco by visiting www.telegraph.co.uk.
Take a look at this travel itinerary that lists some of the unique things to do in SF.
First Stop- Mama’s
If you have just arrived at SF, you can spend the rest of the day checking-in to your hotel and catch a good nap. Wake up early the next day, and visit Mamas for breakfast. They are known to prepare the best breakfast as is evident from the swelling crowd on all the days. After a hearty start to your day, you can make the next stop at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Head To Pier 39
Hitch a ride to Fisherman’s Wharf to look at the giant sea lions lazing on the ground. Arrive here early, before dawn, so you get sufficient time to soak in the beauty.
Located at Telegraph Hill Boulevard, this architectural structure resembles a fire nozzle at first glance. Apart from the scenic views, you must go through the murals that have been inspired by the Diego Rivera. The paintings inside have a history of their own. They were completed in 1933, and it leaves you feeling awestruck as you walk past them.
You can ride the elevator to reach the top, and this costs you additional money. There are different rates for children, adults, and senior citizens.
How to reach:
You can reach this monument by walking uphill on Lombard Street, or you can ride bus 39 from Washington Square Park.
Climb The Telegraph Hill
When you have reached the top of Coit Tower’s, another spectacular view awaits you when you descend the stairs. You get a chance to spot some of the cozy homes, cheerful flowers and if you are lucky, you might come across a wild parrot.
Reach the bottom of the hill and proceed towards the Bay, where you can ride a trolley at Embarcadero.
Next Stop At Embarcadero
For as low as $2 you can hitch a ride on the popular trolley cars here. 17 colorful trolleys ferry enthusiastic first-timers and repeaters. Relax as you ride past the Wharf, Embarcadero and then finally reach the Market Street.
Step off at the First Street to enjoy lunch at Sam’s Grill. Several trolleys make trips to and fro the First Street. Hop into anyone and take a ride to Castro Street Station that is located towards the end of the line. Enjoy a delicious cookie at Hot Cookie and catch up on some art movies at the Castro Theater.
If you have the energy to travel, stop at the Haight. Wind up your day at Amoeba Music, a famous bowling alley that houses some of the finest collection of music CDs.