California is home to a vastly diverse range of activities and tourist destinations. Even the San Francisco Bay Area itself boasts a wide range of activities for the young and old alike. And while many of them would make for a fun and rewarding trip, we thought we’d recommend a few close to the Mascone Center in downtown San Francisco. Thanks to their close proximity to VMworld, these four tourist attractions make for an ideal, casual visit.
San Francisco Tourist Spots: Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39
Pier 39 is home to the world famous California sea lions and spectacular views of the Bay and Alcatraz. There are plenty of restaurants for you to grab lunch or dinner, and dozens of shops where you can find the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends. Not far away is the famous and delicious Ghirardelli square, the National Maritime Museum, and more! It is certainly worth a visit before you leave our golden city!
If you do visit Ghirardelli, we recommend you stop by for a world famous sundae at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.
Take a Ride on a Cable Car in San Francisco
No visit to San Francisco is complete without a ride on one of our cable cars! The cable car is a tradition rooted in San Francisco’s history, one that dates back to the eighteen hundreds. Originally an integral part of San Francisco’s transit system, today San Francisco’s historic cable cars are enjoyed by thousands of tourists from around the world each year. These tourists benefit from a fun ride, amazing views, and a truly unique, San Franciscan experience.
Drive Down Our Windiest Street
Referred to affectionately as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Take a memorable photo of Lombard street to make your instagram followers jealous or or enjoy breathtaking views of Coit Tower and the city below.
And, speaking of Coit Tower…
Offering sweeping 360 views of the City, the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay, Coit Tower has been an essential part of San Francisco’s skyline since its creation in 1933. Named after the wealthy eccentric, Lillie Hitchcock Coit, Coit Tower was built to honor the firefighters and volunteer firefighters that helped protect a great city once ravaged by earthquakes and terrible fires.
The many coins from countries around the world that are caught in the windowsills at the very top of the tower are a testament to just how many different cultures gather to see this world famous landmark.
That’s it for our list of top tourist sites near VMworld 2019! See you at the show, and don’t forget to join in for one of our special give aways at our booth.