San Francisco California Attractions & Things-To-Do
Your Guide to Year-Round San Francisco Things to Do!
San Francisco is a beautiful city, rich in culture, history, and the arts. It is the fourth largest city in California and the 14th largest in the United States, with a population of about 750,000. The climate in San Francisco is comfortable, with cool summers and mild winters, making it a popular place to visit year-round. Tourists come from all over the world to visit, and the city is home to such famous landmarks as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, Coit Tower, and Chinatown.
Unique San Francisco Attractions
There are many things in San Francisco that you won't find anywhere else in the world. The world-famous cable cars are one of these unique attractions. They are the only cable cars in the world still in operation. Lombard Street, known as the crookedest street in the world, is also located here, as is the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio.
San Francisco Performing Arts
San Francisco has an abundance of performance halls and theatres that feature a variety of opera, ballet, symphony, choir, and live theatre performances. The War Memorial and Performing Arts Center is a major location for some of the best performing arts. The War Memorial Opera House is home to the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco Symphony plays at the modern Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. There are over a dozen other excellent locations for almost any type of performance you might desire.
San Francisco Museums and Historical Attractions
San Francisco, with its rich and diverse history and culture, has an abundance of museums and historical sites sure to please the museum enthusiast, the history buff, and the curious. There are museums which show the history of California and the San Francisco area, the history and culture of the Chinese-, Japanese-, and Afro-Americans, many different types of art museums, and special-interest museums, such as the San Francisco Cable Car Museum and the USS Pampanito.
World-Class Shopping in San Francisco
Shopping in San Francisco is a real treat, and guests at the San Remo Hotel will be pleased to discover that they are 1.4 miles from the largest shopping district in the Western United States, better known as the Union Square district. In the Union Square district, shoppers can visit large department stores, specialty shops, designer boutiques, flower shops, restaurants, and many others types of retail locations.
Just south of the Union Square district is the oppulent Westfield San Francisco Centre, a huge gold and marble mall with 1.5 million square feet of shopping, restaurants, and movies. There are also many other sections of San Francisco that offer exceptional shopping opportunities.
San Francisco Sports Venues
For the sports enthusiast, the San Remo Hotel in San Francisco is conveniently located only a 3 miles from AT&T Park where the Giants play baseball, and only 6.5 miles from Monster Park, home to the 49ers football team. Also in the San Francisco Bay area are several teams from Oakland and San Jose, including the Oakland A's baseball team, the Oakland Raiders football team, the Golden State Warriors, a basketball team, and the San Jose Sharks, a professional hockey team.
San Francisco Outdoors: Parks and Trails
San Francisco's beautiful weather makes it a perfect place for outdoor fun at one of the many parks located in the San Francisco area. One of the most popular is the Golden Gate Park (8.0 mi.), the largest man-made ornamental park in the world, with 1,017 acres of lakes, waterfalls, bridges, lawns, gardens, museums, public art, trails, cultural attractions, and even a golf course.
Another favorite park is the Presidio (2.5 mi.), a 1,480-acre scenic preserve with miles of hiking trails and bike routes, plus beaches, picnic sites, and a golf course. San Francisco also has many other parks where you can exercise, play, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. With all these outdoor recreational areas available for your enjoyment, you are sure to enjoy the time you spend in San Francisco, and transportation is easily available from the San Remo Hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
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