The bay of San Francisco, when not shrouded in fog, is one of the most dramatic settings for a city anywhere in the world. But naturally, San Francisco city breaks are not only wonderful parks. One of most famous San Francisco city breaks attraction is the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is a remarkably impressive piece of 20th century engineering. While crouched in the middle is the grey homunculus of Alcatraz, a fascinating counterpoint of utilitarian ugliness to the graceful functionality of the bridge. Serving as a link between San Francisco and Marin County, this bridge supports the roar of nearly 100,000 cars per day.
To impress you the most, I should say that this san Francisco city breaks attraction is over a mile long, having been built to withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour by swinging nearly 27 feet in its center! The easiest viewpoint to observe the bridge is from the waterfront near Fisherman's Wharf. It will take you over an hour to walk across it and back, but its better not try it if you are not properly dressed - the wind is really cold.
Another popular San Francisco city breaks destination Fisherman's Wharf, being the economic centre is noted for its shops, restaurants and museums. Providing excellent San Francisco city breaks for shopping opportunities, be ready to leave a good deal of money there- it is just impossible not spend many hours exploring this "neck of the woods".
San Francisco city breaks are unimaginable without its famous museums of interest: the Museum of the City of San Francisco, the Treasure Island Museum and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum present lots of amazing exhibitions. But The Underwater World Museum is really a must. It is a massive aquarium holding 700 000 gallons of water and millions of fishes.
Visitors can take the tour through the 300 foot long transparent tunnel filled with sharks, rays and experience the thrill of facing a shark 'eye-to eye'. Don't want to take hazards? Then go to Chinatown- one more san Francisco city breaks attraction.
To reach this San Francisco city breaks attraction catch bus number 45 from Market and 3rd Sts. Down, then you will be able to enter from Dragon's Gate (the south entrance). Then you will find yourself in Grant Avenue which is the main of all San Francisco city breaks tourist attraction. Be ready to spend your money here (if you haven't done it in the Fishing Warf centre) as shops with up-turned roofs and dragon lampposts sell selling everything from kites to homeopathic ointments and at rather decent price. Pop in at the Fortune Cookie Factory or see the fine Cantonese wood carvings on Kong Chow Temple, and experience famous cable cars that run down two sides of Chinatown just exploring this fascinating area.
These old carriages still ply routes in the city, with a lone brakeman all that stands between the passengers and plummeting down the precipitous thoroughfare unchecked. San Francisco city breaks include Alcatraz Island which some time ago was a maximum security Federal Penitentiary. Now this San Francisco city breaks attraction is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Well, these are only a few of the items on the unlimited list of San Francisco city breaks. You are sure to find something even more exciting and interesting to do - it's just a matter of looking!