San Francisco

Also known as the "City by the Bay," San Francisco is diverse, colorful, and vibrant. Famous for its steep hills, colorful Victorian houses, year-round fog, beautiful panoramic vistas, and excellent cuisine, the city attracts visitors from all corners of the world due to its beauty, culture, history, and dynamic ambiance. Its eclectic mix of architecture, sandy beaches, ethnic and cultural diversity, and entertainment for all ages make San Francisco a great choice for a vacation.

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San Francisco is a diverse destination, encompassing nature, history, art, science and some of the most beautiful scenery along the West Coast of the United States. Pop culture and old traditions are neatly packed into this one fabulous city. Wander around the distinct neighborhoods, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, ride the cable cars and explore everything San Francisco has to offer.

Top attractions in San Francisco

Planning Your San Francisco Visit

How many days?

Some would say for as long as you can, so bear in mind that it’s a big and busy city with plenty to see and do. First-timers should consider spending at least a week there if possible, though even that might not be enough!

Where to stay?

Which of San Francisco’s neighborhoods is best for you depends on the nature of your trip. Fisherman’s Wharf will meet all the immediate needs of a fleeting visit, though Union Square is a more neutral and relaxed jumping-off point for tourists. Other neighborhoods each have their own personality so it’s worth putting in the research, but high-crime areas to avoid include Bayview, Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale, and Visitation Valley.

How to get around?

“San Francisco has one of the world’s most unique public transport systems. As well as buses and trains, the city is mostly mobilized by its historic cable-car network. Although newer trams do operate, visitors may want to ride one of the older ones for the novelty. Be warned though, notable routes such as the F-Market & Wharves line tend to get very crowded!

The city is also very bike-friendly,with extensive bicycle lanes and even bike lockers!”

What people are saying about San Francisco

★★★★★ This was a great way to get to know lesser know areas in San fransisco

Blondina was absolutely the best! Very kind, informative, funny and knowledgeable. The pace of the afternoon was perfect. A nice balance between great food, some exercise to walk it all off, followed by facts of the area that only a local resident would truly know. This was a fun afternoon and we would highly recommend it to anyone. We would certainly do it again the next time we are back to San Francisco.

★★★★★ Fantastic trip to the magical Muir woods

We had a fantastic time on this trip to Muir Woods, our driver and guide Willy was fantastic, very welcoming, funny and knowledgeable. He also played some San Francisco based songs in the bus which was a fun addition. The Woods are beautiful and we would have happily stayed the whole day!

★★★★★ Funny, organized and a enriching experience.

This tour went behond my expectations. During the tour we will watch more than 20 movie clips related to the spot where the bus will pass. The whole experience is extremely well organized and funny. The best part is the guide herself. She will make sure you will not get bored. She truly loves what she is doing. Time will go by so fast as she is such a cheerful and professional guide. Stop your endless search for a tour and don’t miss the opportunity to book this one. You won’t regret.

Other Sightseeing Options in San Francisco

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Top Hotels in San Francisco

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