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San Francisco, USA

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

San Francisco, the hilly city by the bay, is an iconic destination where diverse cultures, cutting-edge technology,
and a vibrant arts scene come together amidst a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the winding streets of its distinct neighbourhoods,
San Francisco presents a feast for the senses at every turn.

This trip is perfect for solo travellers, couples, groups, and families seeking a 5-7 day Trip packed with history, cuisine, and awesome cityscapes.

Step back in time on Alcatraz Island, indulge in the freshest seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, and experience the rich, multicultural heritage in Chinatown.

The ideal time to visit is between September-November.

Suggested Activities

Of course, any trip to San Francisco is incomplete without seeng this iconic suspension bridge spanning 1.7 Miles and providing breathtaking views of the city and the bay.

Start from the visitor center where you can rent a bike or begin your walk.
Be sure to take a jacket as it can get windy.

Now, you may need to get lucky with actually seeing the bridge, as it is often covered in Fog (108 Days a year, most common in summer, often for days at a time).

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This captivating peek into History is famous for its high-security prison which housed notorious criminals.

Book a ferry ticket in advance with Alcatraz Cruises, the official provider, and you can opt for the audio tour that provides insights into prison life.

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With fresh seafood and shops for souvenirs, this area is a must visit on your trip!

You can spot sea lions at Pier 39, they are most populous in winter.

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Wander the oldest Chinatown in North America, through the Dragon Gate on Grant Avenue, and explore unique shops and enjoy the lively atmosphere!

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These beautiful Victorian homes at Alamo Square are a true visual delight!

Best viewed from the park across the street, AT SUNSET!

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The ancient redwood forests found here are huge!

Trek through on easy to navigate trails with a fascinating view of these ancient wonders!

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Top Tips

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that San Francisco has to offer!

For Solo travellers, these offer a perfect opportunity to make friends!

San Francisco has an incredible variety of restaurants!

From food trucks to Michelin-star restaurants, you can find anything you fancy!

After seeing the main spots, explore the different neighbourhoods, as each has its own unique charm, and you will find hidden gems throughout the city!

Exploring past the main tourist attractions is one of the best ways to experience the city more like how the locals live it!

Make it Unique

Climb this stunning mosaic stairway for a unique photo opportunity!

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Book a visit to Angel Island to get rewarded with epic panoramic views of the bay and city skyline!

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If you like hot sauce, want to test your taste buds, or pick up a unique prank for friends, head to Pepper Palace in Fisherman’s Wharf and purchase some of the world’s hottest hot sauces!

Having this in your Fridge will forever give you a unique experience to bond with house guests!

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to San Francisco is by flying to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which has flights from Major International and Domestic Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of the USA.

How to get Around?

Getting around the compact city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, the iconic old Trams, Cable Cars, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to San Francisco is by flying to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which has flights from Major International and Domestic Cities

Other: You can take a Train, Bus, or Car from different parts of the USA.

How to get Around?

Getting around the compact city is easy with a combination of Walking and Public Transportation.

Buses, the iconic old Trams, Cable Cars, Taxis, Ubers, and Bike Rentals are available.

Safety Concerns

San Francisco is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

Where to Stay?

We recommend staying in Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf for central locations.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
    A highly recommended hostel is the HI San Francisco Hostel.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.