Now I’m a huge techie. Yep. That’s all I have to say. End of article.
I’m a huge techie and have been since I was uploaded to this world, and so far- without a doubt- San Francisco is the best city I have encountered. I’m more into the tech and geek culture side of things, which is why the science side of things might be looking a bit naff- but there’s plenty in that area to consider- just not in this article. I’m selling it really well so far aren’t I?
Without further ado, here are some of the hidden gems which I will share from my own encounters of the city so that you can sound like a local by the time you return from your travels…
1. Apple Store Union Square
There are of course other places to visit in Union Square, such as Macy’s- and it’s also located a one minute walk away from San Fran’s Chinatown- but that’s not what you’re REALLY here for is it? The Apple Store is hard to miss. The solid glass and metal rectangle also features an iconic light up floor which separates the top floor from the bottom. It also is home to the Apple Book of Design- which is available for a mere $199. It is in my opinion – the world’s best Apple Store.
2. The Left Handed Store
As a left handed person, you can often feel isolated, lonely, and sad. HAHAHA who am I kidding. Nevertheless, the left handed store is located among a plethora of other unique and interesting attractions on Pier 39 at the Fishermans Wharf. As a left handed person, I was welcomed in with open arms by the guy running it- but right handed commoners are just as welcome.
3. Arcade Museum
The best kind of museum- the ‘Musee Mechanique’ stands on Fishermans Wharf also, if you walk down the pier for about five minutes away from the main pier- 39. Hopefully there will also be a variety of interesting street performers along the way, as there were for us. Most of the machines in the place are still operable– so make sure you’ve got some change handy…
4. Bus Tours
I know, you’re upset. You came here for niche geek attractions, and instead I’m giving you a bus tour. You should hack this blog. However, score you do, it’s probably a good idea to go a bit mainstream. With a bus tour, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, and a huge variety of other tourist attractions- all in one swift shot. Funnily enough, most of the busses stop at Fishermams Wharf- as you’ll be wanting to visit every place on this list- obviously. There are a number of busses which depart from Union Square, opposite Macy’s. Ask your hotel our visit the tourist info website for more details.
This is kind of more than one attraction in one paragraph. You’re welcome. Twitter’s main offices are located on 10th street. Walk along and you won’t miss the iconic Twitter logo- up on the side of the street. On the other hand, if you want to visit the place the idea for Twitter was first conceived– there’s a fenced off park called South Park (appealing I know), located on South Park Street. You won’t have to stray too far from the centre. Maybe you could hit up both?
6. Yoda Fountain
I only spent one full day in the city, so considering this is the only thing on the list I couldn’t do- I feeling pretty proud. The real question is this: who wouldn’t want to see a statue of Yoda? Just in case you need a bit more convincing, there’s also a small museum located in the lobby of the office. Oh yeah, it’s proper purpose is the office for Lucasfilm- but if you’re quiet they’ll let you loiter around the lobby. The lobby is only open on weekdays, but the statue (which is also located near the Place of Fine Arts Theatre) is open all the time.