San Francisco, the birthplace of social media (Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Pinterest all began life here), is a hub of expression and individuality. San Francisco offers a different take on the Californian lifestyle with mouth watering cuisine, breathtaking views of the harbour and rocky terrain, and incredible culture.
Here are the best things to see, do, and places to stay in San Francisco.
What can you do in San Francisco?
Visit Golden Gate Park
For the full San Francisco experience, a visit to Golden Gate Park is a must. With eclectic scenery of bonsai trees, redwoods, and an array of flowers throughout the year, this free-spirited park is a great place to connect with nature. In addition, the gigantic park is ripe with hidden treasures and secret spots that lend inspiration to the arts and creatives from all over the city. You can also find the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and an aquarium.
Tour the infamous Alcatraz
Alcatraz was originally designed to detain deserters for the American Civil War and remained a prison until 1963. Some of the most notorious criminals (including Al Capone) were imprisoned here. You can book a tour during the day, or (if you’re looking for something a little more terrifying) book a night tour to really get acquainted with the small rocky island prison.
Golden Gate Bridge
There’s a glow to the Golden Gate Bridge that makes it such an engineering marvel. The glow stems from the iconic orange colour that is reapplied by 28 daredevil experts each week. You can view this famous landmark from most city vantage points, or you can book a cycle tour across the bridge to really appreciate the views.
Because of the weather system within San Francisco, it’s worth making your way to the end of the bridge so that you can witness a natural magic show – the bridge being blanketed in the late afternoon fog. You can also watch the unveiling of the bridge the following morning. Both are overwhelming and emotional experiences.
Best Hotels to stay in San Fransisco?
Situated in the upmarket neighbourhood of Nob Hill, the Ritz Carlton San Francisco offers stunning views across the bay and Financial District. The contemporary interiors offer extensive amenities that can be expected at a 5-star hotel. And the crown jewel of this hotel is the restaurant, headed by a famous Michelin star chef.
For A Landmark
Sticking with the Financial District, the expansive Palace Hotel is pure indulgence. The opulent chandeliers, glass-domed ceiling, and marble columns give this hotel a unique decadence.
For Bay Views
The Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square provides guests with undisturbed panoramic views across the bay. This hotel is all about location with one – three-bedroom suites available and top-notch service, including a fine-dining in-suite opportunity.
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