You might be surprised to find out just how many people out there are planning on moving to San Francisco because this is hands down one of the best and most beautiful cities in the world. However, if you’re not convinced of it yet and you want to come here in order to get an idea of how it looks and how life is here, then below you’re going to find some of the best places that you should visit to put your curiosity to rest.
San Francisco has a total of forty-three hills and,believe it or not, these are not the tallest of them all, even though they are almost one thousand feet high. On the other hand, it’s a lot easier to get to these peaks and they offer you one of the most amazing views you’ve ever seen of the bay and also of the city.
You may also be unaware of this, but while other hills have been built upon, Twin Peaks are the only ones in San Francisco that weren’t built on and they look the same as always. However, when you do decide to come here, it’s recommended that you wear warm clothing regardless if it’s summer. That’s because the breeze coming from the Pacific Ocean is quite cool and you’re certainly going to be cold.
Palace of Fine Arts
This amazing palace is actually the only remaining structure from the nineteen fifteen Panama Pacific Exposition. Along with the grounds, the palace has been fully restored and it can currently seat around one thousand patrons. If you love art and want to see what San Francisco has to offer in this regard, then it would be a pity not to come visit this place.
Surrounded by renovated industrial buildings, restaurants, galleries and shops, Ghirardelli Square can be found in a restored factory area and it’s a breathtaking place to visit. The square was actually inaugurated in nineteen sixty-four and it was one of the many projects that had the purpose of giving old abandoned factories new life. These days the place is a wonderful center that attracts thousands of art lovers, shoppers and people who want to enjoy a delicious meal. Its belfry which was built in nineteen sixteen looks exactly like the Chateau of Blois in France. There are also some other additions you’ll be able to enjoy when coming here, including terraces with amazing views, fountains and rose gardens.
Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley are two very well-known areas where grapes are grown in order to produce high-quality wines. If you didn’t know, Napa is one of the biggest towns in California that is about fifty-two miles from San Francisco. The climate here is not only dry, but the place is filled with great scenery that would certainly have you take hundreds of pictures when coming to visit here. At the end of the day, no matter if you’re a tourist or you just want to get a feel of the city and possibly move here later on, by visiting these amazing places you’re going to experience what San Francisco is all about.