"If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there
For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair"... and it goes on.
Yes Scott Mckenzie is indeed a genius. What a revelation this song has created. The vibes that flow through your body as you follow the tune. I simply fell in love with the song at first instance.
San Francisco is a beautiful city in the state of California and if you havent visited the place, you ought to plan a trip. Else you are missing a lot in life. The culture, place, the kind gentle hearted friendly people, everything makes you feel the zest for life. You will turn out to be jubilant happy fun loving person. That is the influence the city has upon us.
The whole city revolves around the great Golden Gate Bridge. It is the center of attraction. Now the city occupies 49 square miles of the California state and of course there are many attractable spots as well apart from the golden gate bridge. The whole of 49 square miles is filled with beautiful hills and it is very beautiful during spring and autumn season. Once you land in San Francisco, you can make use of cable cars to traverse around the whole city. These cables have become an incredible historic landmark for the California state.
As I have said earlier, San Francisco is a hilly area. Thus you have the most beautiful place on earth known as Muir Woods. The Muir woods are a beautiful adventurous spot. It is like a Forrest filled with pompous trees known as the Redwood Trees. They are so huge that we appear like tiny group of ants beside them. It takes about 90 minutes just to go around the whole area. The Muir Woods also has breath taking falls.
You must visit Napa valley. Napa valley has got the most exotic wineries from the whole world. They have the oldest of wines and they also give you brief explanation about how they make their wine and how it is managed. Of course you can sample these wines. You can buy some also for back home.
Do not forget to visit Lombard Street, Nod Hill and Chinatown. These places are always busy and filled with lots of tourists from all across the world. The place is literally filled with entertainers and delightful fast food chains and restaurants. The Fishermans wharf is also a similar kind of place but it is always available unlike the above mentioned ones. And fishermans wharf is famous for its sea lions.
Last but not least, make time to visit Angel Island and the famous Alcatraz Prison. Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and Robert Stround where held as prisoners there. The "Rock" movie starring Sean Connery revolves around Alcatraz prison.
"San Francisco is indeed a delightful place to visit" is all youll conclude at the end of the day.