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Several years ago, I lived in California for a little more than a year and one of my favorite locations to visit was Fisherman's Wharf. There is so much to see and do! Food and beverage is a centric part of any travel experience no matter where you are, and San Francisco is a hotspot of producing world-renowned wines! If you've never experienced dim sum, there's no better place in California to try it than San Francisco. Despite what you may think, not all of the best dim sum is in Chinatown. All over the city, you will find restaurants that are serving traditional dim sum in new ways. From old-school parlors who are passing dumplings around on a cart to upscale eateries who are pushing the boundaries, dim sum is a staple in the city's food scene!

๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐š'๐ฌ ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ is known for its 450+ miles of stunning coastal views from Los Angeles to San Francisco. If you're just passing through and get hungry during your drive, there are no shortage of places to eat. Along the coast, you'll find plenty of restaurants serving up local dishes with a spectacular view!

๐’๐š๐ง ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐š'๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐š, ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐-๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ. The city is home to many iconic landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island with history dating back to the California Gold Rush. To help make sure you don't miss a thing, I've compiled the ten must-see sights in San Francisco:

Palace of Fine Arts - ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’๐’๐’! Built for the 1915 Worldโ€™s Fair, the Palace of Fine Arts features a classical Roman rotunda that is situated beside a traditional European-Style lagoon.

Chinatown - ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’'๐’” ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’”๐’Š๐’‚ . The Gold Rush brought many Chinese immigrants to the city in the 1840s. By the time the gold had run out, a thriving community was established.

Alamo Square - ๐’€๐’๐’–โ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’๐’Š๐’„ ๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’•๐’— ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’. Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park that is best known for the famous Painted Ladies, which are a row of colorfully painted Victorian houses set against the backdrop of downtown.

Transamerica Pyramid - ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’Š๐’“๐’† ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ต๐’†๐’˜ ๐’€๐’๐’“๐’Œ, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚ ๐‘ท๐’š๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’… ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’ . Completed in 1972, the building is located in the heart of the financial district, and at 853-feet tall, it is still the tallest building in San Francisco.

Lombard Street - ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† "๐’„๐’“๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’…" Lombard Street is another one of San Franciscoโ€™s many iconic locations. Sitting at a 27% incline, Lombard Street features eight tight turns to help cars safely navigate down the road.

Golden Gate Park - ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’…๐’๐’๐’“๐’”, ๐’‘๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’„ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ. The park is roughly 20% larger than New York's Central Park, which means there is plenty to do. The park is home to museums, lakes, carousels, windmills, bison, and even a Japanese tea garden.

Cable Cars - ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’โ€™๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”. The world-famous cars date back to 1873 and were built sturdy enough to survive the earthquake of 1906 that destroyed most of the city. The cars run on three lines in the steep streets of downtown between Market Street and Fishermanโ€™s Wharf.

Alcatraz - ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’š ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’„๐’Œ๐’š ๐‘จ๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’› ๐‘ฐ๐’”๐’๐’‚๐’๐’…. As early as the 1840s, "The Rock" served as a military prison before becoming a maximum-security prison. There were 36 failed attempts to escape Alcatraz in the history of the prison. Some of the countryโ€™s most famous gangsters called Alcatraz home, including George "Machine-Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis and Al Capone.

Fishermanโ€™s Wharf - ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’โ€™๐’” ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’โ€™๐’” ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’‘๐’๐’‘๐’–๐’๐’‚๐’“ ๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”. The wharf is filled with shops selling fun knick-knacks and restaurants serving up everything from Dungeness crab to sourdough bread. The wharf is best known for being home to Pier 39, a 45-acre waterfront complex filled with restaurants, shops, with perfect views of the bay.

Golden Gate Bridge - ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’˜ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’…๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’…๐’ˆ๐’†. When it was completed in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge spanned 4,200 feet, making it the longest suspension bridge in the world. A trip across the Golden Gate Bridge will take you from the city of San Francisco to Marin County, where you can find incredible views of the city and bay below.

๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค? ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™š๐™ข๐™–๐™ž๐™ก ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™›๐™–๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ช๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ!


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