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.
It is very rare for a US National Park to be visited and explored without a car. Not having a car can be a hindrance for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty that the America has to offer. Yosemite National Park is one of the very few national parks that can be enjoyed by everyone without having or renting a car. It is very possible for tourists to come here via public transportation and to discover the area via its own shuttle service. If you are planning a tour of Yosemite and worrying about not having a car, then worry no more, this article is just right for you. Here’s our guide to Visiting Yosemite Without a Car.
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.
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.
Straight from Los Angeles, we headed to our first National Park ever, the Yosemite National Park. The pictures of granite and huge monolith and of waterfalls used to be just that, pictures, until we finally came. The beauty of Yosemite came in full bloom and there is no word to describe it but all the words synonymous to amazing.