The United States is home to many iconic cities that are home to many iconic attractions and each and every one is different from every other.
One very well-known city, which is a top tourist destination for people from all over the world, is San Francisco in northern California.
Visiting San Francisco is on many people’s travel bucket list and there are many reasons why. First of all, the city has fabulous weather for most of the year. It’s rarely too hot or too cold. From time to time, it does get foggy, rainy and windy but the sun shines much of the time.
San Francisco became famous for many reasons. The city has been featured in numerous songs, movies and hit television shows. However, it’s an era in history that brought the city to the forefront of pop culture. In the 1960s, the city was a haven for the hippie counterculture and the place to be if you were involved in the peace movement and human rights. Back then, you could be anyone you wanted in San Francisco without judgment. Remnants of that counterculture and very special era in American History are still seen and felt in the city today.
The city is located along San Francisco Bay which leads out into the Pacific Ocean. The city is also known for its steep hills so there are plenty of places from which to enjoy the fabulous views.
While visiting San Francisco, you will encounter many interesting things and experience many adventures. Some of the top attractions in the city include the following so grab some brunch in San Francisco and get out there and visit:
- The famed Golden Gate Bridge
- Alcatraz Island, where you can visit the infamous prison of the same name.
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- The Cable Cars
- Golden Gate Park
Planning a trip to San Francisco is fairly easy because there is so much information available about the city. This makes it easy for you to book your entire trip yourself without outside help.
The best place to start is online with a search of the city. Read about it and learn the history, culture and geography. Check flights for the dates you would like to travel and create alerts if you wish to find the best deal.
When searching for hotels, make a list of all the ones that are appealing to you and research each one and read reviews from past travelers before deciding which is best for you.
Next, research all the attractions that are in the city so you have an idea of what you would like to see and do before you arrive. Take note of the locations of these attractions so you spend less time searching for them when you are there. If you wish to embark on guided tours, it may be a good idea to book these in advance as they tend to fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.
Once you have all the information you need, you can go ahead and book your trip. You’ll never forget a trip to this beautiful city and there’s certainly no shortage of epic adventures to be had and memories to be made.