San Francisco highlights in a day

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Itinerary for a day at seductive San Francisco!

Fog tumbling over the glistening golden gate bridge, while gently unveiling itself to show its full glory. A draft of cool breeze blowing down the slopes of the city with lanes dotted with colourful homes while cable cars toot their way down the slopes. San Francisco, is a city like no other!

This city built on 43 hills within a 7 by 7 mile radius fringing the Pacific Ocean has survived fires and devastating earthquakes, but still stands strong with a character of its own.

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

Top places you must visit if you have a day in the city

1. Pier 39 also knows as the Fisherman’s Wharf

Pier 39

Photo of PIER 39, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks
Photo of PIER 39, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

Constructed in 1938, this shopping promenade along the bay is a popular tourist vista point. Having souvenir stores along with many restaurants and the occasional street entertainment, this place sure does pack a punch as your first destination within the city!

2. Indulge in chocolates and desserts at Ghiradelli Square

A landmark public square home to the famous Ghiradelli chocolate company boasts of some lovely restaurants and nice stores. Be prepared to be transported transported into a world of aromas, chocolate and lots of chocolate!

Ghiradelli Square

Photo of Ghirardelli Square, North Point Street, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

3. Lombard Street: the crookedest street in the world!

Famously known as the crookedest street in the world, this street is an east west running street in the city of San Francisco. This street is a steep one block section, having eight hair pin bends tightly packed into it!

Colourful flowers and grand houses line the sides of this street while a large number of cars navigate this crooked narrow lane.

Lombard Street

Photo of Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

4. Grafitti of San Francisco

The street graffiti of the city is definitely worth seeing and is iconic to the cities spirit and character. Pedestrian crossings painted with the colour of the rainbow signifying gay pride and bright murals of wall art painted along dry dark alleyways are just a few examples showcasing the inclusiveness that this city is all about.

Graffiti on the streets of San Francisco

Photo of San Francisco highlights in a day by Offbeat Tracks

5. The Golden Gate Bridge

Heralded as one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th century this suspension bridge spans across the Golden gate strait connecting San Francisco to northern California. Walk across the colossal bridge to tick of the touristy "must do's" from your bucket list.

The Golden Gate

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

6. Shopping at Union Square

This refers to the central shopping, hotel, and theater district of San Francisco. The area got its name because it was once used for rallies and support for the Union Army during the American Civil War,earning its designation as a California Historical Landmark. Come here to visit the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons in the United States.

Union Square is a major tourist destination, a vital, cosmopolitan gathering place in downtown San Francisco, and one of the world's premier shopping districts.

Union Square

Photo of Union Square, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

7. The night lights on the Bay Bridge

The lights of the Bay Bridge, designed by a world renowned artist Leo Villareal, shine from dusk until dawn in a myriad of different patterns that are a visual spectacle.

The lights glistening above the water, changing their patterns every few seconds and casting their reflection in the waters below with the moonlight gleaming behind, is a treat to the eyes.

The lights on the Bay Bridge

Photo of Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States by Offbeat Tracks

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