San Francisco’s Most Popular Landmarks

Posted on: 11.16.2014 in interact

It’s National Geography Awareness Week, and we are kicking it off with a trip  to one of America’s most vibrant cities, San Francisco. Unlike Tom during the show today, we won’t be quizzing you. We’ll take you on a virtual tour of some of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks.

Check out our slideshow below — and let us know in the comments if you’ve been to these (or any other) popular sites in San Francisco!

 

Golden Gate Bridge, Credit: Alec Perkins
Golden Gate Bridge,
Credit: Alec Perkins

Golden Gate Bridge,
Credit: Alec Perkins

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the top 10 construction achievements of the 20th Century, this suspension bridge connects the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.

Golden Gate Park, Credit: Two+two=4
Golden Gate Park,
Credit: Two+two=4

Golden Gate Park,
Credit: Two+two=4

Covering 1,017 acres of public grounds, Golden Gate Park is 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York. It's is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States.

Transamerica Pyramid, Credit: Wing
Transamerica Pyramid,
Credit: Wing

Transamerica Pyramid,
Credit: Wing

Completed in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco. It formerly housed the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, which gave the building its name.

De Young Museum, Credit: Mark James Miller
De Young Museum,
Credit: Mark James Miller

De Young Museum,
Credit: Mark James Miller

Opened in 1895, the De Young Museum a fine arts museum located inside Golden Gate Park.

Palace of Fine Arts, Credit: PeteBobb
Palace of Fine Arts,
Credit: PeteBobb

Palace of Fine Arts,
Credit: PeteBobb

The Palace of Fine Arts was constructed in 1915 to exhibit works of art during the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Its popularity earned it a such an miniature replica at Disney's California Adventure.

Bay Aquarium, Credit: Binksternet
Bay Aquarium,
Credit: Binksternet

Bay Aquarium,
Credit: Binksternet

Focused on local aquatic animals, the Bay Aquarium has over 50 sharks! Other animals include skates, bat rays, eels, flatfish, rockfish.

Exploratorium, Credit: Amy Snyder
Exploratorium,
Credit: Amy Snyder

Exploratorium,
Credit: Amy Snyder

The Exploratorium museum says it's on a mission to change the way the world learns! It has been described as "a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one."

Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square

In 1893, Domingo Ghirardelli purchased the entire city block and made it headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Today, Ghirardelli Square is a public square with tons of shops and restaurants.

comments

  1. Janasia Bolden

    No, because i dont see the difference in the names. Its still going to be like you are on a Christmas break.

  2. Faeya

    The Golden Gate Bridge if cool my friend went to San Francisco

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