Surely you know someone who loves San Francisco, and after it, all the towns were boring. Of all the cities in the United States, definitely, one that you must see is the one that we’re talking about today.

It is the 13th most populated city in America, which is very impressive knowing how many cities there are. If you are thinking about why it is so popular and interesting about this city, apart from its restaurants and worldwide chiefs, you are in the right place.

In this article, we will help you with the best things you should do if you decide to visit it. The best way to visit San Francisco is definitely by plane, and by using Cathay Pacific. Without further ado, these are the things:

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most anticipated bridges in the world, the golden gate bridge, connects San Francisco and Marin County. This bridge is unique, especially because it is declared as a modern wonder of the world. This bridge has six traffic lanes, and millions of people cross it every year.

The entire bridge is made of steel and was built as early as 1937. There were no bridges of this caliber, and since then, it has been the longest suspension bridge. An interesting fact is also that this bridge is the most photographed in the world, which means that tourists love it a lot.

Golden Gate

  • Visit the Alcatraz prison island

One of the most impressive buildings you can find in San Francisco, located 1.5 miles from the shore, is the Alcatraz prison. It was built as a military prison sometime between 1933 and 1963.

The whole idea with this federal prison was to isolate prisoners who were making trouble in other states. It was very difficult to escape from this prison precisely because of its position as an island.

Some of the most notorious criminals have resided here, including Al Capone. Today it is no longer a prison but a tourist area.

They let tourists see inside the prison and create a picture of where the worst criminals of that time lived. It is a very interesting place, and we are sure you will love it.

  • Visit the Asian art Museum

If you like Asian art and want to know everything about it, then you should definitely visit the Asian art museum. This museum contains the most and most significant art pieces that have been painted in Asia.

The greatest thing about this museum and the reason why it is popular is that it contains some art pieces that are 6000 years old. In addition to having more than 18,000 art pieces from Asia, you will enjoy very old art styles.

  • Have a Walk by Ocean Beach

If you are for a quiet walk by the sea with very few tourists around, then ocean beach is perfect for you. It is tranquil, and, interestingly, you will be the only one on that beach most of the time. All that can be heard is the ocean hitting the shore and the birds that are always there.

If you really like surfing, you can also enjoy the coves of the ocean beach. Mostly well-trained surfers surf there because the shore is a bit rough, so we advise you to surf only if you already have experience.

  • Visit the Painted Ladies

The painted houses in San Francisco called the painted ladies to have a very unique scene. It consists of several houses that are painted in a maximum of 3-4 different colors. The most famous are several of them in a row, which are well known as painted ladies.

The whole picture is unique, and you probably haven’t seen anything like it. It is very attractive for visitors and many people take photos next to these interesting houses.

Also, what is important to say is that these painted ladies have been in many movies and commercials, more precisely more than 70. The only thing you can’t do is enter those houses because people really live in them. The best and only thing you can do is to take a picture next to it or simply capture all the houses’ panorama.


San Francisco is a specific city full of interesting things to do. These were our picks, and we hope you will enjoy your stay in this beautiful town.