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When it comes to major American cities that are true international cities, few can hold a candle to the city of San Francisco. The city of San Francisco has played an important role in the development of the United States, especially involving its westward expansion and the growth of California. As far as things to do in the city, there are so many options for visitors to take part in that it sometimes is hard for a traveler to see everything they wish to see before their vacation comes to an end. The city of San Francisco offers historical sites, art galleries, sporting events, a vibrant waterfront, beautiful natural areas, famous landmarks, wonderful shopping and what some describe as incomparable eating establishments for the lucky visitors to the city to partake of.
Here are five great places to visit in the city of San Francisco.
Converted from a military installation to a federal prison in 1934, Alcatraz is one of America’s foremost notorious prisons. Despite the fact it was only used as a prison for 29 years, it’s probably the most famous. There are two main reasons for its being so well known; firstly the notability of prisoner which were housed there, and secondly, its image recorded by Hollywood’s moviemakers. By current standards, the prison wasn’t large, housing only 250 inmates, but because of its island location, there were never any escapes recorded from it – thus adding fuel for entertainment industry to create movies such as “Escape from Alcatraz” where real life escape attempts were transposed into movies for the big screen. TV’s “Mythbusters” have since proved that escape was in fact a possibility, despite Alcatraz’s reputation to the contrary.