5 Fun Places to Check Out If You're Headed to Super Bowl 50!
The 50th Super Bowl is just around the corner, and this year it takes place in the one and only San Francisco! Levi’s Stadium may technically be in Santa Clara, but there are a lot of fun events happening in and around SF this weekend. There are so many great places that you should definitely check out in Super Bowl city. Here are 5 of our favorites!
1. Alcatraz Island
The island is located in the SF Bay and at one time was a federal penitentiary (from 1934 to 1969). It was even at one time home to the notorious gangster Al Capone. The island is now a major tourist attraction being only 1.5 miles into the Bay. It is also known as “The Rock”.
Did you know that Alcatraz Island was once part of the "triangle of defense" for the San Francisco Bay during the civil war? To this day, you can see remnants of this era on the Island. http://bit.ly/AZcw15 #Alcatraz #sanfrancisco #AlwaysSF #nationalpark #civilwar #history Amazing photo by @thesfbaelife
2. Ghirardelli Square
Where are all my chocoholics? This is a public landmark that is a must see. It is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf area and is full of shops and restaurants, some even dating back to when it first opened in the 19th century. In 1893, Domingo Ghirardelli actually purchased that entire block for what he anticipated to be the headquarters, but in the 1960s, the company was bought by Golden Grain Macaroni Company and moved to San Leandro. It’s now a national landmark and has been since 1982!
3. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
This might be one of the most beautiful locations EVER! It is located in the Marin District and is visually stunning. This piece of work was constructed in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition. It showcased works of art and still hosts exhibitions today, as well as weddings and other attractions.