Cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, and of course, that famous bridge…. San Francisco beckons visitors with a mild climate, world-class dining and culture, and of course, that famous rolling fog. Attractions here include the fascinating former prison island Alcatraz, the hippie haven Haight-Ashbury, and the outdoor splendor of Golden Gate Park. Did we mention the Golden Gate Bridge? Cross over that famous span to Sausalito for a waterside meal and soak up that sophisticated Northern California lifestyle. Some key advice: Temperatures fluctuate during the day and microclimates are all around, so dress in layers!
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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
Named for the Golden Gate Strait that it hovers over, this famous suspension bridge is a wonder of engineering and San Francisco's signature sight.
Once a prison, now a fascinating tourist attraction with a rich history, this compact island is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is overseen by the National Park Service. Visitors can reach Alcatraz via a 15-minute ferry ride from Pier 33.