San Francisco is a stunning city with a unique landscape, full of colourful and creative people who will make your stay here a memorable one. Considered one of the coolest cities in America with a rich and cultured history, there is much to see and do if you choose to study English here.
Five things to see and do in San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge
The incredible architecture of the Golden Gate Bridge needs to be seen to be believed. The 2,737m bridge links northern San Francisco to Marin County and is a wonder of the modern world. Did you know the "Golden Gate," actually refers to the body of water it spans?
Alcatraz Island and Prison
Located over a mile from the coast of San Francisco, Alcatraz is the world famous maximum security prison which closed its doors to criminals in 1963. It formerly housed some of the US’s most dangerous criminals – including Al “Scarface” Capone - and you can now take tours around the whole facility.
Ferry Building Marketplace
If you consider yourself a foodie, don’t miss out on making regular trips to Ferry Building Marketplace, which showcases small regional producers that practice traditional farming or production techniques and promote area's vast ethnic diversity.
Go wine tasting
Escape the stress of the city and visit Napa or Sonoma Valley for a wine tour. The two areas not only offer amazing wine, but also stunning views.
Ride the famous cable cars
You will have undoubtedly seen them on TV or film, and the San Francisco cable car system is one of the lasting images you will have of this fantastic city. Did you know that it is the world's last manually operated cable car system? Take rides across the city and beat the steep walks uphill!
Study English in San Francisco
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