San Francisco Holidays
Why visit San Francisco?
San Francisco is a relatively small city by American standards, with the centre spanning a seven by seven mile square, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides. Located in California on the west coast of America, a holiday to San Francisco is a hugely popular tourist destination in part due to the liberal and friendly attitude of its residents.
Sightseeing in San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with San Francisco, you can walk it, run it, cycle it or simply look at it - whichever suits you best.
As the city sits on over 40 hills its a very lively location. This has led to the creation of streets like Lombard Street, the 'crookedest' in San Francisco.
Pay a visit to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 to see the sea lions and stroll around the Aquarium or experience a tour of the waterfront on a segway. Afterwards walk to nearby Ghirardelli Square for a taste of the famous San Francisco chocolate.
Culture & history in San Francisco
Inside the Golden Gate Park, the largest in San Francisco, you'll find the Japanese Tea Garden where you can enjoy traditional Japanese tea in the relaxing surroundings.
No San Francisco holiday is complete without taking a boat to the island of Alcatraz to see where some of America's most famous criminals were housed.
Cable cars are everywhere in San Francisco, and have a long history in the city. The original ran in 1873 and led to a large network of routes. Nowadays it's tourists on their San Francisco holidays who most commonly use them.
Eating out in San Francisco
San Francisco is known for being a multicultural city, and its dining options reflect this. Mexican is a popular choice along with Greek, Thai and plenty of fresh seafood.
With the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, Chinese food is plentiful and of excellent quality. Varying budgets are tailored for across the city from the usual American fast food classics to finer dining experiences.
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