Located in northern California, San Francisco is an alluring city with high-tech offices , diverse restaurants and beautiful fun neighborhood.

A crowd-pleasing destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architectures and prominent landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridgecable cars, former Alcatraz Federal PenitentiaryFisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district.

City has several nicknames, including “The City by the Bay”, “Golden Gate City”, “Frisco”, “SF”, “San Fran”, and “Fog City”, as well as older ones like “The City that Knows How”, “Baghdad by the Bay”, “The Paris of the West”, or, as locals call it, “The City”.

View of the city from Lombard Street

Read on for my guide to San Francisco !

– Must Know before visiting –

  • The first thing you need to know about San Francisco is it has CRAZY hills!! 🙂 The streets basically go straight up. Walking was more like doing lunges!! 🙂
  • Weather is very unpredictable. It can be too cold even if it is summers.Weather changes from hour to hour. Thus, pack yourself in layers. 

City Hall

– Big Bus tour –

Big Bus tours are great to cover all the landmarks of the city. There are three kind og tours Red,Green and Blue tour. We opted for one of the Sausalito tour – Green tour it included  covered Sausalito island too. There other two tours i.e Red tour and blue tour are for day and night sightseeing. You can book the tour in advance or at the moment also.

Tip: Try to get a seat at the top of bus in spite of siting inside for more fascinating views. Make your you have your jackets with you no matter what season it is 🙂

– Visit Pier 39 on Fishermans Wharf –

Fishermans Wharf

It is a great hub in the city where shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues are brought together to make for excellent areas for visitors. You can catch the ferry for Alcatraz tour from here also.

Sea Lions at Pier 39

– Lombard Street –

Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. Decorated with beautiful hydrangeas and plants it really gives you an enticing feeling.

Night view of the rolling roads

– Ghirardelli Square for Sweet tooth –

Visit Ghiardelli Square for treating your taste buds with fabolicious taste of chocolate desserts. They will welcome you with one chocolate square 😉 Do grab it! 😉

– Golden Gate Bridge –

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic sight in San Francisco. You can spot it from various points in the city. Make sure to spend an early morning or evening checking it out and snapping that perfect Instagram pic!

The Golden Gate Bridge

It turned out to fogy as soon as we entered the gate 🙁 but still it was the wonderful sight.

We headed to the bride in the big bus tour which lead us to Sausalito island. You can also rent a bike and ride along the bridge for more wonderful experience.

– Sausalito Island –

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city of San Francisco, is beautiful small Sausalito Island. The charming bayside city is home to a friendly, eclectic group of people and lot of restaurants.

Sausalito Island

City view from the Sausalito Island

So, this was my experience to San Fro. Share how was your’s experience and suggestions in the comment section below 🙂

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Megha

 

 

 

 

 

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