Destination Spotlight: San Francisco
San Francisco is home to many of the best orthopedic surgeons in northern California, which has allowed concierge medicine to become a popular industry in the region. San Francisco is an exciting city located on the Pacific Coast in Northern California. It’s best known for its cool summers, enchanting ocean fog, hilly landscape, and diverse mix of architecture. In 1855, the California Gold Rush led to a boom in population growth, causing the San Francisco region to rapidly expand into the largest city on the West Coast.
Things to do:
Visit the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark in San Francisco. The bridge is suspended between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge links the northern tip of San Francisco to Marin County.
Alcatraz Island is a notorious prison that is no longer in operation and is now a historical attraction. It is located in the San Francisco Bay about 1 mile offshore from the city of San Francisco. Back in 1933, the island became a federal prison and was designated as the prison that would hold prisoners whom caused trouble at other federal prisons. Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is known for housing the most notorious criminals in American history. This attraction is a must-see when visiting San Francisco.
Cable Car Rides
San Francisco has many fearsome hills throughout the city, causing many accidents during the mid 1800s when horse-drawn streetcars were the main form of transportation. Andrew Hallidie witness a horrific accident on the streets of San Francisco, which ended with the death of 5 horses. After the accident, Hallidie created the cable car railway system, which went into full service in 1878. Today, the cable cars have been refurbished and serve as a main form of transportation for locals and an exciting tourist attraction for visitors.
Pier 39 is famous for its bustling atmosphere with many shops, restaurants, a Video Arcade, the Aquarium of the Bay, a two-story carousel and street performances. Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge can both be seen from Pier 39.
Home of the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball Team, this ballpark is located along the San Francisco Bay in a segment which is named McCovey Cove, in honor of Giants player Willie McCovey.