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Take a Day off and Visit San Francisco!

September 26, 2017


50 miles away from Santa Clara University, San Francisco is a city of everything. From leading technology startups companies to various art museums, activities, and cuisines, the city of San Francisco is a fun place to visit for all ages, especially young people!

As a student of Santa Clara University, going to San Francisco couldn’t be more convenient! The Santa Clara Caltrain Station is just a 3 minute walk away from SCU (actually it is just across the road from the main entrance), and a ticket to San Francisco only costs you roughly $10.  

The trip will take you about 1.5 hours and the time schedule can be found on Caltrain Website or Mobile App “CaltrainMe”. Sometimes the schedule will vary! Remember to check the schedule before you leave for San Francisco!


- Activities -

San Francisco is the center of art and liberal activities! By simply searching “SF activities” on Eventbrite, Meetup, or FunCheapSF, you can easily find any kind of activity you want! San Francisco is a very diverse community! There you will be able to participate into various activities and celebrations of different cultures!

- Technology -

Besides Santa Clara Area, San Francisco is another heart of the Silicon Valley! Leading technology startups companies like Uber, Airbnb, Github all have their Headquarter in San Francisco! If you take a walking tour around the city, it is not hard for you to spot the startup companies! And some of these companies allow citizens to take a tour inside the companies. Just send a request email to them and show your interest. It is a good opportunity to see businesses with an insider's perspective.

- Tourist Attractions -

Below I attached some “Best places to visit” in San Francisco, it is written by Lana Law. To read the full article, click the link here.

1. Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge is a California icon gracing San Francisco Bay. It is the most photographed site in the city, with the orange structure backed by blue water, or in many cases, peaking through low lying cloud. At night, the flood-lit structure is equally striking. 

2. Alcatraz Island: The historic and notorious Alcatraz penitentiary, located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, is one of America's most infamous prisons. It operated for almost thirty years, closing in 1963 and re-opening as a tourist attraction in 1973. Some of America's most well-known criminals were inmates here, including Al Capone and the "Birdman," who would later form the basis for the fictional movie The Birdman of Alcatraz.

 3. Fisherman's Wharf: One of San Francisco's most popular tourist areas is Fisherman's Wharf. If this is your first visit to the city and you only have a day or two to see the sights, Fisherman's Wharf is a good place to start. This old section, once the Little Italy of San Francisco, is an area known for its shops, restaurants, and beautiful setting along the waterfront. It's a fun place to stroll around and get a taste for the city. From here, you can also take a sightseeing cruise for spectacular views of the city, or organize a fishing charter.


To view all the fantastic places in San Francisco, click the link here!

Hope you have a nice trip:)








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