Friday, June 6, 2008

Tired of London? Try San Francisco

San Francisco is a lot like London-lots of fog, water, and a world famous bridge. Also like London, there is so much to do and see in San Francisco that the mind boggles as to just where to start. Having a good home base is also a great idea, so check out the San Francisco Hotels to find one you like.

As a start you might want to hit a few of San Francisco's Top 5 Attractions-these are all solid favorites and sure to make for a memorable trip.

Golden Gate Bridge-this
1.7-mile-long suspension bridge is an icon of San Francisco just as the Tower Bridge is an icon of London.
Japanese Tea Garden-originally part of the 1894 World's Fair Exhibit, this little bit of Japan is part of Golden Gate Park. Is the tea as good as it is in London? You'll have to decide that, but the view is very nice.
Exploratorium-Learn about Earthquakes and Global Warming in one of San Francisco's most popular and interesting museums. While not quite London's British Museum, it is worth a visit.
Fisherman's Wharf-San Francisco's most popular stop offers a great view of
San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. It's the kind of place that would be good to put one of those big Ferris wheels like the London Eye.
Alcatraz-'The Rock' has been featured in many movies, my favorite being The X-Men film where Magneto picks up the Golden Gate Bridge and swings it over to Alcatraz Island, even though it real life it wouldn't stretch far enough.

Other San Francisco attractions include the world famous Cable Cars, Chinatown, North Beach, Alamo Square, and the Red-and-White Ferry. There are tons of great restaurants, theaters, and parks. You'll run out of time before you run out of things to do and see in San Francisco.

Of course if San Francisco is bit far to travel, check out the Dublin Hotels, or maybe look at some Paris Hotels. Of course, the whole world is close to London-and it must be nice to have London to return home to.

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