San Francisco Highlights-Halfway to the Stars

August 22, 2019

When I landed at the international airport in San Francisco, its golden sunlight seemed to shine only for me. I am anxiously waiting for my visit, but I only have a few days to explore and experience. While the city’s many attractions are daunting, I have found that some of the activities that must be done are sometimes cultural, sometimes crazy, and are very attractive and valuable at all times.

The nightlife in San Francisco is as diverse as its inhabitants. From drinking a drink or two at a local bar to watching a show at the theatre, you can always find something unique and interesting. So one night, when I jumped into the Alchemist bar and lounge, I did one night. This is a dim, stylish cocktail bar with unique drinks created by some great local bartenders and visiting bartenders. Another nightlife option: theatrical performances are a lot here. The stage is all over the town, I suggest you attend the dinner detective to murder mystery show and learn some charming and fascinating moments.

Fisherman’s Wharf is the place to visit Alcatraz and is the place where people can find the best seafood anywhere. The Scoma restaurant is located in a small alley, hidden near Pier 47. Its charm lies in its hustle and bustle away from the pier. There is also the charming Pier 39 sea lion. Hundreds of these huge, lovely, shiny brown creatures have lived on a dock that used to be a functioning ship dock. People, including myself, watched the animals dozing off in the sun, clumsily tumbling, or fell shortly with their neighbors, but never beaten. Lying on a damp, cool surface is even more appealing. Sea lions are an interesting sight.

Alcatraz Island. Admit – you really want to view it. Although it has been closed since the 1960s, its name is still reminiscent of mystery and curiosity. After all, some of the most notorious criminals in history were placed there, and despite several attempts to escape the “rock”, no prisoners succeeded. The prison is now a huge, abandoned Hulk, gray and ominous premonition, and its watchtower is a daunting reminder to defeat the escape. One of the buildings is particularly memorable. The sea breeze blows through the glassless, open windows, and the only delightful note is the little bird that lives there, jumping from a little concrete to the next, and the powerful currents of the bay to beat the shore.

The small cable car climbed halfway through the stars until the top of Lombard Street. Continue on and enjoy one of the most unique rides in the world. I walked along the steep Lombard Street slopes, admiring the iconic bay windows and stunning views of Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge, Berkeley and Alcatraz Island. The loud sound of the cable car can be heard throughout the town.

For the entire generation, the nostalgia is very deep for us, who are very old. Go to North Beach (not a beach, but a lively Italian neighborhood, quaint shops and sidewalk cafes). This is the location of the City Lights bookstore. Founded in 1953 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, it became a meeting place for Kerouac, Ginzburg and Burroughs, to name a few. I am just immersed in the atmosphere. City Lights is one of the truly great independent bookstores in the United States, and can be viewed and viewed by bookstores all over the country and around the world – all of us want the ghosts of these great men to be around the next bookshelf. The nearby Telegraph Hill provides a good vantage point for the photos.

Known as the best restaurant city in the United States, the chefs of this town are excellent in a variety of cuisines, from classic dishes to every exotic dish on earth. In Burritt Room & Tavern, Chef Lucas Knox found some amazing food. Irresistible is a description of “blue cheese baked apple apples and brown butter walnuts.” I said “nuts” to my diet, I am very happy that I did. The restaurant also hosts cooking demonstrations outside of Charlie Palmer. Bar Burritt Alley is dark, intimate and movie – black. After dinner, my Belarusian will add icing on the cake.

The Fairmont San Francisco adds a touch of luxury (or two or three) to your stay. This hotel happens to be the best luxury hotel on Nob Hill and I found its impeccable service reputation. Anyone looking for a super wedding venue – look at Fairmont.

Before leaving, you may need a cultural fix, and you will definitely find it here. The city has an internationally renowned symphony orchestra and a world-class opera and ballet. On my last night, I saw Alexi Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, Christopher Wheeldon’s Golden Hours and Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony. Cultural restoration? fixed!

You may have noticed that I did not include the Golden Gate Bridge in this list, as of course, it is already on your list. This structure spans 1.7 miles and can accommodate 120,000 cars per day. The Iron Horse is the most photographed bridge of all time and happens to be the most famous bridge in the world.  But you already knew that.