The 10 Best Tourist Attractions at Dreamforce
One of the best things about Dreamforce is its location. Centred in the heart of one of America’s most-loved cities – San Francisco, it manages to effortlessly capture the magic of the classic ‘concrete jungle’ with ease.
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Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the San Fran sun in the hope of creating a montage of happy memories. Luckily, they can do just that. With this list of absolute stunners, you will have the chance to experience the classic American culture without breaking the bank. Go on, take some time away from the hustle and bustle of Dreamforce and have some fun.
1) Take a Trip to Alcatraz
Tickets start from $40.99
Let’s face it, not many people go on holiday wanting to visit one of the most notorious prisons in the world. But we know you’re awesome.
Take a trip to the ‘inescapable island’ (although we assure you, it’s fully escapable these days) and have a wander around the cells that held the likes of Al Capone and George Kelly. It’s the perfect chance to be behind bars without having to commit a heinous crime – a win, win situation!
2) Walk Golden Gate Bridge
If you’ve ever Googled San Francisco, this is the first picture that will come up – the Golden Gate Bridge. Illuminated by the city and stretching over 3 miles long, you can breathe in the freshest air that side of the Atlantic. Although beware, it takes a while to complete this adventure so be sure to take a bottle of water with you.
3) Visit Golden Gate Park
It’s no coincidence that places in San Francisco own the word ‘golden’ – this park really is. With over a thousand acres of tranquil gardens, attractions and sporting opportunities, you’ll be in for a treat. Take a day out from your busy hand-shaking and note-taking and play a round of golf or walk around the garden of Shakespeare’s flowers. It’s the perfect getaway without having to ‘get away’.
4) Enjoy Pier 39
Like all the much-loved piers across the globe, Pier 39 is known to give people a good time. With the laser tag challenge and mirror maze, you can take a step back from the professional you and go back to the days of care-free fun. Even better, if you’re a fan of the classic Tom Hanks film ‘Big’, the musical stairs will be right up your San Fran street!
5) Tour AT&T Park
$22 per adult
There’s nothing more American than a good old game of baseball so take advantage of the home to the San Francisco Giants with a tour. You’ll get to see behind-the-scenes of the city’s major league baseball team and discover the rich history that has got them world-wide acclaim. We’re in!
6) Reach the Top of Coit Tower
$9 per adult
If you want the best views of San Francisco’s beautiful skyline, there’s only one place to go. The Coit Tower rises like a phoenix at the top of the Telegraph Hill to give you 360 degree views of the city in all its glory. Whether you’ve got a day full of meetings or a hip ‘n’ happening party late at night, be sure to make time for this beauty before you head back home to reality.
7) Shop at Ghirardelli Square
If shopping is high on your agenda in your down time, head on over to Ghirardelli Square for a cove of hidden gems. With quaint boutiques including Gigi and Rose, Helpers Bizarre and Lola of North Beach, and the most delicious chocolate shops in the city, you’ll be in true San Fran heaven.
8) Dine in China Town
Ever wanted to wake up and have Beijing on your doorstep? Come Dreamforce, you will. Take a trip down to China Town and experience all the very best oriental foods and traditions without having to get on a plane and jet half way across the world. From herbal shops to the Sing Chong building, you’ll feel like you’ve had two holidays in one!
9) Wander the Museums
Whenever you visit a new city, museums are a must. They tell the story without you having to get into a DeLorean and transport back in time. In San Francisco, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the Asian Art Museum that displays over 6,000 years of history, the California Academy of Sciences which houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, plus the Exploratorium, an interactive museum which brings history to life.
10) Enjoy Union Square
With their slogan, ‘I left my heart in Union Square’, you know you’re in for a gooden. With everything you need in one complex, you can enjoy some downtime in one of the most popular places in the city. Don’t worry, you won’t go hungry. With an array of cafes and fine dining, cocktail bars and nightlife, you’ve got the perfect mix for a Cosmopolitan night out.
After a day full of being a culture vulture, why not go to the most unmissable Dreamforce parties – there’s nothing like topping a day off by getting your groove on.