6 Inspirational Places to Visit In San Francisco

by Joe N. Pollifrone 08/12/2019

Traveling to San Francisco soon? Thousands of people flock to the Bay Area each year as guests and tourists. For many of them, the only thing on their list is the Golden Gate Bridge or the Golden Gate Park. But the Bay Area has more inspirational sites to visit than either of them. Check out some of the top attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area and see which of them inspire some new creation from you back home.

1. Alcatraz Island. 

Once upon a time, Alcatraz housed the notorious Alcatraz Penitentiary and has now become one of the eagerly sought after tourist sites in the Bay Area. You can elect to go on a tour of the Prison to see the architecture of the cell houses and imagine how famous residents of Alcatraz like Al Capone lived.

2. California Academy of Sciences. 

This tribute to knowledge houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a museum of natural history and several education programs. It’s not unusual to see crowds of spectators observing penguins strutting around. Others explore space and time in the planetariums. 

3. The de Young Museum.

The de Young Museum is the main exhibit of most modern and contemporary art creations in the greater Bay Area. You can see displays of African artwork, textiles, and photography from various parts of the world.

4. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts.

There are several museums in the Bay Area, but the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts is premier. Enjoy the over 30,000 works of art currently on display, and photography exhibitions curated for particular audiences. You might find a replica worth investing in for your home. 

5. The Cable Car Museum.

This museum is purpose-built to shine a light on the history of the cable car in America. It plays host to a display of three vintage cable cars as well as lots of quizzes and info sections. You can also decide to buy different beautiful replicas of antique cable cars from the gift shop for your home décor.

6. The Museum of Asian Art.

The Museum of Asian Arts is host to one of the largest collections of Asian Art anywhere in the world. You can find art from different cultures and various time zones—from Turkey to China and then India. 

 Get on your journey to find fantastic inspiration in any of these places and see what life brings your way.

About the Author

Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 34 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and led a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.