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Saturday, April 25, 2009

San Francisco tours-Major tourist attractions

The tour services in San Francisco are known for rendering easy and affordable services to visit the most renowned tourist attractions of the world San Francisco, popularly known as the City of the Bay. San Francisco is a small city but it is completely built with many amazing tourist spots, hence many tourists prefer to go through the tours that operate in the city. The tour services are well known for their services of providing fun tours with a number of preset packages. These preset packages take you to number of popular and well known destinations like: Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, the Palace of the Fine Arts and Ghirardelli Square.

Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge is referred as the symbol of San Francisco; it had been the longest suspension bridge since it was created in 1937. The longest bridge connects the city with some of the major attractions with Marin County, home to art community of Sausalito, Muir Woods, and gateway to the California wine country. It is a must to quote the name of Joseph Strauss, by whom this idea was conceived in the year 1917. It took a decade for the engineer to convince the authorities for his attractive and most viable option. The bridge was constructed in four years with the capital invested at $35 million. Thus the bridge was declared to be the world's longest bridge and it was called as the most magnificent bridge. In remembrance of the amazing far-sighted engineer Joseph Strauss, there is a small statue which was created. The Golden Gate Bridge has been featured in the most popular movies, books and televisions like to quote some of the movies of Superman, Raiders of the last Ark and TV shows like Nash Bridges, Full House and many more. More that 100,000 vehicles cross the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is well equipped with six lanes of traffic, pedestrian walkways and bike lanes on either side. Two points, one on the northern side and the other on the southern side offer the visitors with an opportunity to have a closer view of the bridge. Both of these sides are well equipped with restrooms, telescopes and the southern side also a small well-built museum.

Union Square is the geographical and the cultural heart of San Francisco since 1850, bordered by Post, Powell, Geary and Stockton streets. It is a place where you can shop, dine, relax and celebrate together. Union Square is known as the place to stay and enjoy in San Francisco tours since the 19th century. You can enjoy the accommodations right from the large, beautiful and admirable hotels to the small European styled inns. Some of the notified hotels that can take your breath away are the Grand Hyatt, Westin St. Francis and Campton Place. Union Square is the central hub of San Francisco's mass transit system, there is convergence of number of bus lines on the Square and the Powell Street cable car line transverse. The Square also has the feature of good location because there are many sights that you can walk to like China town and Market Street.

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