How To Doodle A Cities of Wonder Map
STEP #1 — JOT DOWN A LIST OF YOUR FAVORITE SAN FRANCISCO LANDMARKS
Below includes a list of our top ten sites to see in San Francisco! You may not have space on your map to include too many handwritten notes; however, researching interesting facts about your favorite sites in Iceland may turn out to be a separate fun project in itself.
1. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
Acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges, there are many different elements to the Golden Gate Bridge that make it unique. With its tremendous towers, sweeping cables and great span, the Bridge is a sensory beauty and engineering wonder featuring color, sound and light. As of February 28, 2019, over 2 billion vehicles have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge since it was opened to traffic on May 28, 1937. Learn more.
2. ALCATRAZ ISLAND
Alcatraz Island was once a fort, a military prison and a maximum security federal penitentiary. A structure of complex history and natural beauty, Alcatraz welcomes over 1.5 million visitors per year, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the island's layered history of crime and punishment, the judicial system, national defense and freedom. Learn more.
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF
Well-known as San Francisco's most famous waterfront community, Fisherman's Wharf is a favored destination for both visitors and locals alike. The Fisherman's Wharf of today rests on land created from the rubble of buildings destroyed by earthquake and fire of 1906. Once the main point of entry to San Francisco, the heritage of these early years and fisherman contributes to the modern day neighborhood filled with the freshest seafood, world-class restaurants, tours, shops and more. Learn more.
4. LOMBARD STREET
The "Crookedest Street In The World" aka Lombard Street, is one of San Francisco's most popular landmarks. Every year, millions of visitors walk or drive down its eight sharp hairpin turns, all while admiring the Russian Hill mansions and perfectly landscaped structures, which qualifies it to be one of the city's most scenic sites as well. Learn more.
5. CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
The California Academy of Sciences' mission is to explore, explain and sustain life. Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, visitors have the opportunity to explore deep sea, deep space and everything in between while venturing through the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Osher Rainforest, Kimball Natural History Museum and more. Every visit supports scientific research, environmental education and sustainability innovation around the world. Learn more.
San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. As one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco, is it the ideal spot to learn more about the attractions, cuisine, history and architecture of Chinese culture. Learn more.
7. CHILDREN'S CREATIVITY MUSEUM
The Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco is a hands-on multimedia art and technology experience designed to build creative confidence in children. The mission is to nurture creativity and collaboration in all children and families, which is expressed by providing opportunities for creative expression, innovation and critical thinking. Opportunities include an animation studio, community lab, innovation lab, tech lab, music studio and more. Learn more.
8. PAINTED LADIES
In American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses repainted, starting in the 1960s, in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details. One of the best-known groups of "Painted Ladies" is the row of Victorian houses at 710-720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square Park in San Francisco. This grouping of Painted Ladies is also sometimes referred to as the "Postcard Row" or "Seven Sisters". Learn more.
9. CABLE CAR MUSEUM
From the first run of a Cable Car in 1973, to present day, learn about the extensive history including the inventor, technologies, builders, expansion and more of the cable car industry by visiting San Francisco's Cable Car Museum. Learn more.
San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art is on the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States. Discover works by artists from around the world including Frida Kahlo, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Julie Mehretu. Exhibits include an outdoor sculpture garden, thirty-foot living wall and incredible views of the city. Learn more.
STEP #2 — REFERENCING A DIGITAL MAP OF SAN FRANCISCO, LOOSELY PLOT OUT LOCATIONS OF YOUR FAVORITE LANDMARKS
No need to be perfect in your plotting, but sketching out an erasable grid and using an "x" to plot the locations of your landmarks on your paper are great starting points.
STEP #3 — DOODLE IN YOUR BEST LANDMARK ILLUSTRATIONS
Start with illustrating the place you want to visit first when you arrive to San Francisco, and continue to doodle until you have replaced every "x" on your plot with a beautiful drawing that represents each top spot that you have selected.
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STEP #4 — WRITE IN YOUR TITLES
Label each of your chosen landmarks in your own handwriting, and don't forget to add the name of your city to your page in big, bold letters!
Labeling Our Landmarks + Adding Our San Francisco Title
STEP #5 — DOODLE IN ILLUSTRATIONS OF ICONIC FEATURES
Pick out the icons that best represent your ideas of San Francisco city life (dogs, sailboats, cable cars, etc.) and doodle them onto the page using your imagination.
STEP #6 — FINISH UP YOUR SAN FRANCISCO MAP BY SKETCHING IN YOUR STREETS
Using the digital map from Step #2 as your reference, draw in the roads of San Francisco, connecting each landmark as you doodle.
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