As one of the most popular cities on the West Coast, San Francisco offers up much more than just the Golden Gate Bridge. From sports fanatics to culture connoisseurs, San Francisco attracts an eclectic spectrum of visitors, providing a heavy dose of history, tourism and a rich culture.
With the Good Nite Inn San Francisco ideally located for tourists wanting to soak in the city sights, we thought we’d offer up a few of our favorites things to see and do in the area.
From the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay to the thriving tech hub that has since spread through much of California, the San Francisco area has become one of the best places to meld tourism with business, hence why the Good Nite Inn California attracts both business travelers and tourists.
A little background
San Francisco is based in a relatively compact 46 square miles, and offers up a dense, diverse population full to the brim with colonial and native history, alongside artists and a thriving LGBT community.
Furthermore, the cities Mission status dates back to the 1770s, the long history having amassed a large academic following. San Francisco boasts a huge student population, too, many of whom are recruited into the ever-growing startup culture.
With famous figures such as Harvey Milk setting a precedent for the open-minded and liberal culture of the city, San Francisco matches its warm personality with warm weather, bringing average temperatures which rarely fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Levi Stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers NFL team and is the most popular sports arena in the San Francisco Bay area. With a capacity of 68,500, the stadium is one of the most tech-savvy out there, having its own downloadable and free app which keeps you updated on game information and ticket deals.
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Dubbed the “Harvard of the 21st Century” by Slate Maagazine2 Stanford University in San Francisco is a research university which is ranked among the best academic institutions in the world. With its diverse selection of faculties, the college hosts galleries and exhibits which are open to the general public.
California’s Great America Theme Park
Run by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, California’s Great America Theme Park is a family theme park which includes a great selection of rides and attractions. With thrilling roller coasters such as the Gold Striker giving older guests a heart-pounding adrenaline rush, younger visitors will delight in the carousels and swings.
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Fisherman’s Wharf gained its name from the 19th-century culture of Italian Immigrant fisherman in the area. The Wharf is located on the waterfront of the city and includes a range of museums and shopping destinations. With its beautiful views over the San Francisco Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf includes the Musee Mecanique, a museum full of vintage arcade machines, as well as the Powell Hyde Cable Cart which stops off in the area. Teeming with mouthwatering restaurants and quirky pier side attractions, the Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the top spots for tourists in the city.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is the iconic red suspension Bridge running across the San Francisco Bay. This 1.6-kilometer bridge links San Francisco to Marin County, and dates to 1932 when construction started. This bridge has become the icon of the city, and no visit is complete without at least a glimpse of it.