San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, Frisco, or The City, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.Learn more Book this experience
Union Square is a 2.6-acre public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Dive into San Francisco's Chinese culture with a guided tour of Chinatown, get a heads-up on where to find the best food, and tour the famous Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for a sweet surprise! Your guide will also give you a rundown on the neighborhood's history during the Gold Rush, so get ready for salacious stories. The most famous prison in the world? It's got to be Alcatraz. The infamous maximum-security island penitentiary was closed in 1963, but its legend lives on. Sail across the San Francisco Bay and explore this eerie prison with Alcatraz tickets, and enhance the atmosphere with an audio guide.Book this experience
The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet located near the geographic center of San Francisco, California. Only 928 foot Mount Davidson is higher within the city.Learn more Book this experience
Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay.Learn more Book this experience
The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline.Learn more Book this experience
Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, United States, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds.Learn more Book this experience
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns.Learn more Book this experience
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Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 21 March 1963.Learn more Book this experience
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Ocean Beach is a beach on the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, and the Sunset District.Learn more Book this experience
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Mount Tamalpais State Park is a California state park, located in Marin County, California. The primary feature of the park is the 2,571 feet Mount Tamalpais. The park contains mostly redwood and oak forests. The mountain itself covers around 25,000 acres.Learn more Book this experience
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Travel to San Francisco if you like:🌉 Suspension bridge 🏘️ Town 🌲 Forest 🏖️ Ocean 🗼 Landmark 🌉 Bridge
San Francisco personifies the America of the libertarian movements, where the dream of freedom led by the Amerindians, Africans, Spaniards and Asians can be found in the different districts of the city. The new pioneers of the city, Google, Facebook and other multinationals watch over the avant-garde spirit of the city that you will discover with the help of the cable car. From the Golden Gate, to Alcatraz, to Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's illustrious flowery neighbourhoods lined with its famous Victorian-inspired houses on its sloping streets will captivate you.
Dubbed the most charming city on the West Coast of the United States, traveling to San Francisco you will admire and discover beautiful tourist attractions. The most photographed place in America: Golden Gate Bridge.
It is a suspension bridge connecting San Francisco and Martin Country in the north. The bridge took 7 years to build and was completed in 1937. The Golden Gate Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in the world completed and it has become an internationally recognized symbol in San Francisco and California. Did you know its "International Orange" color was choosen because it stands out through the fog and it is a warm note inside the Bay landscape?
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San Francisco has a cool climate, so you can travel to San Francisco at any time, including the winter months or hot summer days. Even in the summer, when other American cities scorch an average of 40 degrees, San Francisco stays cool with a blanket of fog.
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If you only have 3 (full) days in San Francisco, dividing your days by areas, this is how you should plan your trip:
- 1rst day: Alcatraz morning tour (less tourists) + Fisherman’s Wharf (lunch and visit) + Ghirardelli Square + Golden Gate Bridge views + Lombard Street + House of Ribs dinner
- 2nd day: Coit Tower and/or Ferry Building + Cable Car ride(s) + Chinatown + lunch in Little Italy + Union Square and/or MoMA + drinks in Castro + dinner in Mission
- 3rd day: Alamo Square + Haight-Ashbury (souvenirs) + Japanese Tea Garden (visit and lunch) + California Academy of Sciences + walks in Golden Gate Park + Ocean Beach sunset
There are many activities and incredible sighseeings to do from San Francisco. If you have extra time during your trip, check out these places:
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Sausalito (floating houses, souvenirs - accessible by ferry), Muir Beach and Woods (hike between both), Stinson Beach, Berkeley (museums, university), Oakland (stadium)
Napa Valley (vineyards), Sacramento (capital), Santa Cruz - Carmel - Monterey - Santa Barbara, Yosemite National Park
There is not time limit to spend in San Francisco... But, if you do need an idea, a week should be great to see the most and best of the city.
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