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When in San Francisco…

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bridgeThis year, we’re hosting our annual client forum in San Francisco. San Francisco is a unique city filled with food, art and culture. We’ve put together a list of attractions that are not to be missed. Even if you’re not attending our event, you might want to put some of these items on your “to do” list for a future trip.

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark in San Francisco. There are a number of ways for visitors to catch a glimpse of the bridge. Many people enjoy renting bikes to take a trip across the bridge to Sausalito, viewing the bridge from a harbor cruise, or driving across the bridge on the way in or out of town.

Second only to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island is another landmark that San Francisco is famous for. Tours of Alcatraz offer a close-up look at the site of the first U.S.  built fort on the West Coast and the infamous federal penitentiary.

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Fisherman’s Wharf is a launching point to a number of other attractions, including bike rentals for a trip across the bridge and tours of Alcatraz. Fisherman’s Wharf is home to PIER 39 where you’ll find waterfront dining, shopping, harbor cruises, and entertainment options. PIER 39 is also where you’ll see the famous sea lions that have inhabited the docks for over 20 years.

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Just a short distance from Fisherman’s Wharf you’ll find Ghirardelli Square. At the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop you can satisfy your sweet tooth with an authentic hot fudge sundae and pick up a few treats to take back to the office. Ghirardelli Square is also home to a number of other unique shops and dining options.

cable carSan Francisco is a city of ups and downs, meaning it’s very hilly! You’ll definitely get tired walking around, so the popular cable cars are a great transportation option. Cable cars stop at a number of locations around the city so they should be able to get you close to your destination.

If you’re a baseball fan and you have an extra night in the city, you can check one of America’s great ballparks off your list. Head over to AT&T Park to see a San Francisco Giants game. They have home games every afternoon or evening from September 9– September 14.

If you want to make time for some shopping, Union Square is the place to visit. Union Square is one of the largest shopping areas in the U.S. Whether you are looking for a department store or a specialty store you will find it there. There are also plenty of places to refuel with a coffee or quick bite to eat.

Finally, if you’re attending the Client Forum you will have the opportunity to visit the Exploratorium during our evening event. Located on San Francisco’s Pier 15, the Exploratorium is a one of a kind museum with creative, thought-provoking exhibits. It is internationally recognized as the premier museum of science, art, and human perception.

If you have other recommendations we would like to hear them. Leave a comment and let us know your favorite things to do in the city of San Francisco! 

Kristin Ferguson

Kristin Ferguson

Kristin joined Boston Financial in 2012 as Social Media Community Manager. Kristin is responsible for Boston Financial's social media strategy as well as developing and managing internal and external online communities. Prior to joining Boston Financial Kristin worked in online marketing at Edvisors where she was also responsible for social media and community management. Kristin is a graduate of Stonehill College. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kferguson10.

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  1. Lauren Tamulevich

    I was just on vacation in San Francisco in July and loved it! My favorite attraction was definitely Alcatraz. The audio tour is very interesting and you can spend as much time as you want exploring, as the ferries come by every half hour. I would suggest going early though; it gets crowded quick.

    The cable cars are cool to look at, but a bit overrated, and very, very crowded. They only allow a certain number of passengers on board at each stop, so you may be waiting for a half hour or more to actually get on one.

    Lombard Street is a must see! The views from the top are gorgeous and the flowers and surrounding houses are beutiful. Also, definitely stop by the Palace of Fine Arts…very cool architecture.

    Last but not least, bring a sweater no matter what the weather is….it changes faster than here in New England 😉

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