10 Quintessential San Francisco Landmarks That Are A Must See
San Francisco has more quintessential landmarks than most places. We had trouble finding the best landmarks, so we narrowed the essential must-see spots to ten. How many of these landmarks do you think are quintessential San Francisco? Visit these classic and iconic attractions of the city.
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
Since 1937 the Golden Gate bridge has been dazzling locals and visitors alike.
2. San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall is instantly recognizable from any direction. Random fact; the dome of City Hall is a copy of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy.
3. Sutro Tower
This tower is another landmark in the city that you can get near and appreciate. Sutro Tower is a 977 foot tower rising from a hill between Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro. An SF icon indeed!
4. The Ferry Building
The ferry building was completed in 1898, so it has been an integral and recognizable part of San Francisco for well over 100 years. Today, it is the marketplace and ferry hub for the city.
5. Sutro Baths
Sutro Baths is one of the nation's great "ancient" ruins. The Sutro Baths were once the largest set of indoor swimming pools in the world when they opened in 1896. Sadly, the baths burned down in 1966. Today, the baths are a must-see.
6. Cafe Zoetrope Building
Cafe Zoetrope Building is a must-see in North Beach. The building is owned by film director Francis Ford Coopola and is a landmark everyone should know in the city. Admire the architecture and striking beauty of this building. Address: 916 Kearny Street
7. Transamerica Pyramid
Transamerica is recognizable and possible to see from many points around downtown, North Beach, Union Square, SOMA and more. Also, Transamerica Pyramid is a well-known symbol of the city skyline.
8. Cliff House
The Cliff House overlooks Ocean beach and offers breathtaking views. Eating at this restaurant is a must-do for any serious local or visitor. Moreover, there is a lot of history here.
9. Coit Tower
Coit Tower is a must-do for any true San Francisco history fan. historical and recognizable tower. Also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, this tower is 210 feet and located in Pioneer Park. The tower was built in 1933.
10. Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround
The Downtown turnaround is a great landmark and worth doing when you are in San Francisco. A great and enjoyable spot to see the cable cars and watch the turnaround done manually by the operators.
Have you been to any of these landmarks? Share your opinions in the comments below. If you love San Francisco and great food then check out
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