San Francisco is one of the most popular cities in the United States and it has received countless of tourists from around the world. There are lots of attractions to see and activities to be done. But doing all of it is impossible on a short visit. Most of these tourists do not have ample time to fully explore the city but it doesn’t mean they cannot make the best of their visits. If you do not have a long vacation, you must make sure to experience the best activities San Francisco has to offer. Here are the things you shouldn’t miss in San Francisco on your short visit.
Travelers going to San Francisco have their itinerary full with most common tourist spots like Golden Gate, Lombard St, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and others. They would come and go without even taking notice of this small, quaint and quiet town called Sausalito. Probably, it wasn’t even on their radars or if it was, there wasn’t just enough time. Well, they didn’t know what they’ve missed. A quick tour in Sausalito San Francisco is enough to appreciate the beauty of this old-fashioned town.
Right after getting your US Visa approved, you’ve been wondering which state to visit first. Would you head to the East and be welcomed by incredibly tall skyscrapers of New York with a side trip in Washington DC? Or would you go to the West and visit California? How about heading straight to Hawaii and enjoy the beach? That’s pretty much a hard decision to come up to. Then, you decided to go to California first. The land on the west with the abundance of beautiful places to see and diverse culture to explore. The next question would be is, “How will you be able to do it by yourselves?” Continue Reading
Let’s get it out of the way, “San Francisco is pretty expensive.” It is one of the most expensive cities in America and the cost of living is just right up there. Hotels, food, parking, and shopping are quite expensive than in Los Angeles. Yes, traveling here can hurt your pocket, but for travel fiends, like most of us, we’ll always find a way. We can always find a way to visit San Francisco on a budget.
My wife and I knew that upon alighting from the train at Civic Centre Station and having our first glimpse of San Francisco, it was going to be a fun one. Passing by these victorian houses on a cool weather was an ultimate American experience. We knew that seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was the ultimate goal and we decided to not actually just see it. But, to experience it. Since we both loved the outdoors, we decided to bike it. Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, that was the plan. Continue Reading
“Are you sure this is a good idea?” This was the question my wife asked me when I told her we will have to take bus, train, and bus again to Yosemite and then to San Francisco. I told her, “Yes, it is and it’s fun.” Also, it wasn’t like we have lots of options. Taking the public transportation was the only way to go.Continue Reading
Our trip to San Francisco was quite challenging not only because we were first timers, but, also because we didn’t have a car. Renting a car was out of question because it’s quite expensive and the parking. We’ve heard that the parking fee could cost a fortune. Good thing, San Francisco is very accessible and tourist attractions are easy to reach.
If it is your first time in California, San Francisco is one of the two cities you would first think to explore, Los Angeles being the other one. For some people, like me who’ve never been in California, we would think that San Francisco is the exact opposite of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one sprawling city, while San Francisco is compact and very accessible. Los Angeles is loud while San Francisco is more serene. These two cities sure have differences, but, both have diverse cultures that everyone would fall in love with.