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>> See the Golden Gate Bridge, on Lincoln Boulevard & Doyle Drive, considered to be an engineering masterpiece, built in 1937, offering amazing views from the southeast and northeast ends, also featuring the historical Roundhouse from where you can purchase fine souvenirs or get interesting information about the history of the bridge.
>> Visit the Alcatraz Island, at Golden Gate Recreational Area, considered to be a must see, while visiting San Francisco. The Alcatraz is no longer a prison for dangerous offenders, but a part of the National Park Service, captivation visitors with its staggering history and beauty.
>> Visit the Exploratorium, on Lyon Street, a fun, interactive museum, developed by physicist Frank Oppenheimer and opened in 1969, dedicated to science, art and human perception, featuring hands-on experiences, a tactile dome, a labyrinth and many other intriguing attractions.
San Francisco hasn't been named the country's top running city for nothing: to support this statement there is the Annual US Half Marathon, which will be held on November 7th, in 2010, and which promises a course that will take runners through the city's worldwide-renowned landmarks, including a round trip across the Golden Gate Bridge.
After the run, organizers invite everybody, along with family and friends, to the fun-filled Finish Line Festival, which features live music, refreshments, and massage in the historic Aquatic Park, below Ghirardelli Square, from where you can also see amazing views of Alcatraz or Golden Gate Bridge.
There are numerous fun and entertaining celebrations which are taking place in San Francisco, throughout the year, and some of the most popular and favorite one are listed below. Check it out!
July: San Francisco Waterfront Festival, Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jewish Festival, North Beach Jazz Festival.
August: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.
September: San Francisco Fringe Festival, Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, San Francisco Blues Festival, Folsom Street Fair.
October: The Sacred Thread of Yoga Festival, Castro Street Fair, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest by the Bay.
November-December: San Francisco Crab Season, Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ghirardelli Square, Holiday Festival of Lights.
You will find all the nightly excitement you need, here, in San Francisco, due to the fact that the city has everything from bars to pubs, including fine restaurants and great dance clubs.
The nightlife scene mainly happens downtown, but don't be surprised if, while sightseeing in San Francisco during the day, you encounter the best club you ever seen, hidden somewhere behind the street.
Just in case you run out of ideas, below, there are a few of the most popular nightspots in San Francisco. Check it out!
Atrium Bar - located downtown San Francisco, in the lobby of Hyatt Regency, it is the perfect place for tourists who are searching for a spot to have a cocktail, before dining in the nearby Restaurant Row.
Aunt Charlie's Lounge - This great dancing place can be found on Turk Street, and it offers quality DJ music, 5 nights a week, including electro, hip-hop, indie, 80's and much more.
Bacchus Kirk - If you want to add pool tables to your night out in San Francisco, then this is the place to be in, after the night sets.
The Cellar - Great place in San Francisco, if you plan to dance the night away with friends. The party goes on downstairs, where professional DJs set the dancing mood, spinning mainly hip-hop music, 7 nights a week. The club has 2 spacious dance floors, plenty pool tables and comfortable deep-blue velvet couches.
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