San Francisco is one of America’s most undeniably beautiful and popular cities. Those thinking of a vacation in San Francisco will no doubt be delighted by the city’s colorful Victorian homes and rolling hills. It’s also known for its famous Mediterranean climate so you won’t have any problem enjoying the great outdoors during your trip to San Francisco.
Most visitors start their San Francisco vacation at San Francisco International Airport, the largest international terminal in the United States. While the airport is located a little ways outside the city, visitors can use San Francisco’s BART transportation system to reach the downtown area and then visit San Francisco on foot, bicycle, or the famous cable cars.
Once in the city, a good bet for starting your San Francisco holiday is Pier 39, home to street performers, restaurants, shops, and San Francisco’s famous sea lions. Or, opt for a stroll through Presidio Park to enjoy the unbeatable views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Culinary tourism in San Francisco is another big draw and you can’t miss the vibrant Mission District and its dozens of tasty international restaurants (not to mention lively bar scene).
Whether you’re looking for wide open spaces or cosmopolitan buzz, you could hardly do better than to travel to San Francisco. So what are you waiting for? Check out these recommendations from real travelers about the best places to eat, sleep, and visit and discover all that San Francisco tourism has to offer.