San Francisco is a city full of life. Traveling to San Francisco will prove to be a wonderful vacation for you and anyone you travel with. San Francisco has seen its fair share of history, one of the most notable points in time being the California Gold Rush. While pioneers digging for gold was the way of life in the 1800’s, San Francisco has come a long way since then. Now, San Francisco is a bustling city with trendy shops and historic landmarks that draw crowds from all over the world. To top things off, there are beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay to be seen from every corner of the city.  So book your San Francisco accommodation now and get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Three days might sound like a short time, but with this itinerary, you will be able to see it all!


Sightseeing in San Francisco - Cable Car


Day One

When you come to San Francisco, you will more than likely be flying into San Francisco International Airport. Being put out right in the middle of the city puts San Francisco at your fingertips. It makes it easy for you to get to every hotspot in the city. To see the entire city, there are several tours you could take. See the San Francisco Bay by boat or the rest of the city by a cable car trolley.

After arriving in San Francisco, your first stop should be to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Island is home of the famous prison named after the island, which housed some of America’s most infamous murderers and crime bosses. First used as a prison as far back as 1861 and a federal prison in 1834, Alcatraz has seen its fair share of criminal traffic. Two notorious habitants of Alcatraz were Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Today, it is a National Park and open to the public for tours. You can reach the island by ferry from Pier 33.


Sightseeing in San Francisco - Bridge


Day Two

The first stop on day two of your three-day trip to San Francisco should be the Golden Gate Bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark in San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge was built in 1937 and was the longest suspension bridge main span in the world at the time. It spans 4200 feet and crosses the Golden Gate Strait which connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The Golden Gate Bridge is a beautiful sight to behold and is one that must be seen when you go to San Francisco.

After you see the Golden Gate Bridge, go to the Golden Gate Park. The Golden Gate Park is a 1017-acre park right in the middle of San Francisco. Development of the Golden Gate Park began in 1871. The Golden Gate Park features dozens of beautiful locations for picnics, walks, and parties. It is a lovely place to relax, eat, lunch, or enjoy any of the numerous flower gardens, museums, or lake-activities it offers.


Sightseeing in San Francisco - Lombard Street


After lunch at the Golden Gate Park, travel on up to Lombard Street. Lombard Street is a famous street in San Francisco that is famous for its zig-zag pattern and steep incline. Lombard street gives you a great view of neighborhoods that make up San Francisco. These iconic neighborhoods overlook the San Francisco Bay and are composed of several colorful Victorian style houses right up against each other all the way up the hill.

Your last stop on your second day should be to Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is a historic neighborhood on the San Francisco Bay. Within Fisherman’s Wharf, you can find several shops and cable cars to take to you to nearly anywhere else in San Francisco.


Sightseeing in San Francisco - Fishermans Wharf


Day Three

On your third and final day in San Francisco, you should visit Ghirardelli Square. Ghirardelli Square is a large public square filled with shops and restaurants. Ghirardelli Square used to be a chocolate factory and the headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. After the headquarters moved, it was developed into a large shopping square to keep the area from being developed into an apartment complex.

After this, you should take some time to go back and see anything you feel like you missed on your three-day trip to San Francisco. Three days is a short amount of time to see any city. It is easy for something to get overlooked. Take some time to revisit anything you already saw or think that you missed. San Francisco, USA, is truly a vibrant city and three days is hardly enough to get all that you can out of it. Think about taking another trip somewhere down the road.


Photo credits – Cable car, bridge, Lombard Street, & Fisherman’s Wharf.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Marriott International

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