7 Reasons Students Love English Lessons in San Francisco
You Can Visit the Golden Gate Bridge
This famous bridge was first opened in 1937 and at one time was one of the longest suspension bridges in the world at 1300 metres. You can walk or bicycle across the Golden Gate Bridge for free. The view is incredible!
You Can Enjoy A Variety of Healthy and Delicious Food
Students studying English at St Giles in San Francisco enjoy a range of organic fresh fruits, farmers markets and food co-ops. Some of the parks even have fruit you can eat right off of the trees! This city also offers a range of vegetarian and vegan options that are highly rated by organisations like PETA. The food is just one of the reasons our students love learning English in San Francisco.
You Can Review Your English Lessons in Stunning Parks
Some of America’s best public parks are in San Francisco. Parks make up 19% of the city’s land, (according to The Trust for Public Land) with over 5,693 acres of parkland. Our students love visiting Golden Gate Park (one of the most frequently visited parks in the city.) Here, you can stretch out on the grass overlooking the famous Conservatory of Flowers while you study English contractions and brush up on your conversational English with new friends and fellow students.
Research has proven the emotional and physical benefits of walking through green spaces. In San Francisco, there are plenty of green spaces to choose from. There are even pop-up parks called ‘Parkets’ which offer miniature park spaces with nature and seating.
San Francisco has Incredible Outdoor Activities
From public trails to Ocean Beach, this is a city with the land and climate to enjoy a range of outdoor activities. Your friends and family won’t believe the size of some of the Redwood trees in Transamerica Redwood Park! There are also live outdoor cultural events such as music, theatre and art throughout the city. This lively and plentiful outdoor environment may explain why so many people in San Francisco are emotionally and physically fit.
You Can Experience a Classic Form of Transport
San Francisco boasts cable cars that have been operating since 1873. These unique relics are part of the urban transportation network run by the San Francisco Municipal Railway. They are so famous and cherished that the cars have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
San Francisco Offers a Number of Free Events
There are many free adventures you can enjoy in San Francisco such as guided walks, museums and national parks. Enjoy a free public concert in Golden Gate Park or see The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra in different venues across the city. Once a month, you can take a free sailboat ride with the Cal Sailing Club and there are free weekly bowling lessons in Golden Gate Park on Wednesdays. Do you enjoy the theatre? Visit Free Shakespeare in the Park on Saturdays and Sundays throughout different areas of the city.
San Francisco Emphasises Community
Community activities have been shown to improve health and general well-being. There are numerous group activities on offer, such as yoga classes, concerts, and art installations. One famous artistic activity in San Francisco is known as the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project. Over 300 residents created 163 mosaic panels to line the step risers between Morgana and 16th Street. This is just one example of the community projects that are prevalent in this unique and vibrant city.
There are many reasons to love cosmopolitan San Francisco, including a buzzing, friendly community, famous attractions and an alternative ‘beat’ culture. St Giles is located in a prime location on famous downtown Market Street.
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