San Francisco Attractions

TransAmerica Pyramid

The moment the Transamerica Pyramid’s construction was completed in 1972, the skyscraper’s unique silhouette instantly made it an iconic San Francisco landmark. Before its completion however many people were opposed to the construction of the tower. TransAmerica Pyramid When the …

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Union Square

The third largest shopping area in the United States, San Francisco’s Union Square is home to tons of upscale stores and hotels. A tall column at the center of the square commemorates a victory in the Spanish-American War. History of …

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USS Pampanito

The USS Pampanito is a historic submarine that saw a lot of action in the Second World War. The submarine is now permanently docked at Pier 45. Visitors can get on board the ship and walk through its cramped spaces. …

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Yerba Buena Gardens

The Yerba Buena Gardens are the result of the revitalization of a seedy area around Mission street that started with the construction of the Moscone convention center. Built on top of the convention center, the gardens have become the center …

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Civic Center

San Francisco’s Civic Center area, which encompasses a number of excellent classical-style buildings and well as some modern structures, is a real treat for lovers of architecture. History Civic Center Plaza After much of San Francisco was flattened by the …

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Haight-Ashbury

Commonly known as “The Haight”, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is most closely associated with the Hippie subculture of the 1960s, some of which is still evident today. Early History Haight & Ashbury Street corner When San Francisco was just a …

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Hyde Street Pier

Part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, Hyde Street Pier is the perfect tourist attraction for lovers of boats and sea-faring history. Several of the historic ships moored here are open to the public About the Pier Hyde …

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Alcatraz
The Rock

Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is best known as the site of the infamous penitentiary where some of the country’s most notorious criminals were imprisoned. Alcatraz Island The first European to discover the small island …

Alcatraz

The Rock

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