With its spectacular location, elegant Art Deco styling, and distinctive orange color, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful and most photographed bridges. From this 1.7 mile long structure you can observe panoramic vistas of the San Francisco skyline and many other fantastic sites including a shady eucalyptus grove and historic Fort Point. Make the most of your visit by walking across the bridge instead of drivingâ€”you'll take home great pictures and stronger legs. Admission is free. Pedestrian access is allowed from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week. Phone: (415) 921-5858.
Big Little China
Established in the 1850s, San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the largest and most prominent centers of Chinese activity outside of China. A major tourist attraction, at Chinatown you will find stunning structures like the Chinatown Gate, beautiful temples and churches, interesting characters at Portsmouth Square and great souvenir stores, galleries, bakeries and restaurants. Carefully venture into the mysterious alleys and you will come across painted balconies, a fortune cookie factory, poultry shops, tea shops, unusual instruments and exotic smells of strange fruits and incense. Guided tours are available. Along Stockton and Grant between Bush and Columbus.
San Francisco's premier Bay attraction, Pier 39 draws locals and tourists year round with a wide variety of activities and entertainment for everyone. This San Francisco landmark features 110 stores, 13 Bay view restaurants, the world-renowned sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment. There are more than 25 one-of-a-kind gift stores that carry automobile, Hollywood, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia, as well as flags of the world, Russian dolls, hammocks, kites, and more; plus there are more than 30 stores to shop for clothing, jewelry and toys. On Beach and Embarcadero Sts. Phone: (415) 981-7437.
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