San Francisco, CA is the premier destination in the Bay Area. Known for is diverse culture and eclectic mix of architecture, music, and art, San Francisco is also a must see for those interested in history. Yes – history. If you hadn’t thought about San Francisco that way, here are some things to consider:
Just Like Back in 1873
Cable cars were invented in 1873 by Andrew Smith Hallidie right in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of the only places that still have cable cars in operation. Take a ride on one of these moving museums painted in the original colors from their heyday. Experience what it was like to travel back in the late 1800s first hand.
How often do you get to see cobblestone streets, let alone walk on them? There are a couple places where you can still find cobblestones that where laid over one hundred years ago, and San Francisco is one of them. Walk along the streets and feel history all around you.
No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a look at the United States’ first maximum security penitentiary: Alcatraz. Visible from bustling Pier 39, Alcatraz is one of the most visited attractions in San Francisco. Hardened criminals, like Al Capone, were housed at Alcatraz because of the isolation the islet provided. Only accessible by boat, the location offered no escape, though some tried. Closed in 1963 because of costs, Alcatraz is now open for sightseers to take a walking tour of the facilities.
San Francisco has a lot to offer, from history to culture, food to nightlife. Let JEK Travels help you explore!