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San Francisco buzzes with an energy that guarantees everyone a good time. From hip neighborhoods and historic buildings to beautiful beaches and pristine parks, The Golden City is full of things to do and see.

Start with a shopping spree in Union Square, where luxury boutiques line wide streets and vintage cable cars continue rumbling. Then head over to nearby Chinatown – eight blocks packed with sights for a fun-filled afternoon.

The Embarcadero runs along the waterfront between Bay Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, and is famous for landmarks like Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, with its great restaurants and food stalls. Boats depart from this scenic boulevard to Alcatraz Island, just over a mile off the coast. This former federal prison was once home to notorious inmates like Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud. You can hear stories about their lives, crimes, and escapes on an audio-guided tour of the island.

Back in the Bay Area, the Golden Gate Bridge dominates the landscape. Whether crossing in a car, on a bike or by foot, the natural beauty on the other side is well worth the trek. Muir Woods is an isolated canyon full of ancient redwood trees, and the seaside town of Sausalito offers charming boutiques and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay.

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Average weekend price $169 per night
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I love San Francisco.

July 1, 2022

I love San Francisco. Great museums and have been to the opera and symphony. A bit cool in the summer, foggy. But I don't mind it being cool, a nice relief from summer in Las Vegas. Best restaurants on earth. Golden Gate Park is wonderful, The Legion of Honor is one of my favorite museums, although the de Young is nice also. The Flower Conservatory and Japanese Tea Garden are must sees. In Union square the Asian Arts Museum is great.

Sue-Ann
Sue-Ann United States of America
4.0

Safety issues, it’s very unsettling to see so many people...

June 24, 2022

Safety issues, it’s very unsettling to see so many people laying all over the sidewalks, deficating and vomiting on sidewalks, young children being subjected to this is shameful or panhandling everywhere, sometimes being very pushy… everywhere there are signs posted telling YOU to not tempt thief’s as if it’s our responsibility and fault that THEY steal and break in your cars. It’s ridiculous!!! They need to take this beautiful city back from the criminal element and allow the police to protect the public by putting thief’s in jail where they belong!!!!!

Cindy
Cindy United States of America
10

Forget parking!

June 15, 2022

Forget parking! Use public or Uber parking is terrible I grew up there 73 years ago still a really fun city- foodie paradise- everything costs a lot- I had to add gas to my rental car $6.89/gal We ate at the grotto on fisherman’s wharf I’ve been going there since the 50’s! Chowder is yum! Ate dinner on pier 39 at “fox & something? Was great!!!!! Cable car wait was long public restrooms were awful

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It was amazing, visit Alcatraz and Golde bridge 🌉, the...

June 11, 2022

It was amazing, visit Alcatraz and Golde bridge 🌉, the palace of fine art.we used 7 day pass to move around it was a great experience. Good places to eat for example capurro restaurant at the fisherman. And John,s staek house on Ellis St by Union square.excellent etc.

Nubia
Nubia
8.0

Easily accessible as places of interest are nearby.

June 9, 2022

Easily accessible as places of interest are nearby. Public transport was a gem as you could reach to these places with ease. Laid back and chill holiday but avoid the city area as it may be unsafe. Pretty much quiet and boring in the city anyway. Plenty of good food and drinking hole if you are gamed enough.

maryme77
maryme77 Malaysia
10

An absolute must see (visit) while in California.

June 4, 2022

An absolute must see (visit) while in California. A great city, good public transport and not to mention the great Fisherman's Wharf. Must take a cruise and also visit the breathtakingly beautiful town of Sauslito - just a few miles across the Golden Gate bridge. The out of the world century old tram is yet another attraction of SF...

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