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San Francisco’s 3 Best Tourist Attractions

1. Golden Gate Bridge

2. Alcatraz Island

3. Coit Tower

 

 

 

1. Golden Gate Bridge

The year 2007 marked the 70th birthday of possibly the most beautiful, and certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world. Often half-veiled by the city’s trademark rolling fog, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, named for the strait leading from the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay, spans tidal currents, ocean waves, and battering winds to connect the City by the Bay with the Redwood Empire to the north.

2. Alcatraz Island

Visible from Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island (also known as the Rock) has seen a checkered history. In 1775, Juan Manuel Ayala was the first European to discover it. He named it after the many alcatraces,or pelicans that nested on the island. From the 1850s to 1933, it served as a military fortress, protecting the bay’s shoreline, as well as a military prison. In 1934, the government converted the buildings of the military outpost into a maximum-security civilian penitentiary.

3. Coit Tower

 

Visible from Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island (also known as the Rock) has seen a checkered history. In 1775, Juan Manuel Ayala was the first European to discover it. He named it after the many alcatraces,or pelicans that nested on the island. From the 1850s to 1933, it served as a military fortress, protecting the bay’s shoreline, as well as a military prison. In 1934, the government converted the buildings of the military outpost into a maximum-security civilian penitentiary.

San Francisco Photos & Videos

 

Golden gate bridge nights
Golden gate bridge nights

 

Alcatraz dawn
Alcatraz dawn
Coit tower
Coit tower

 

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