This charming city is home to plenty of iconic landmarks, fascinating neighbourhoods, and remarkable attractions... Read more
If it's a vibrant culture that you're after, you've come to the right place. This city is known for its laid-back atmosphere, great eateries and bars, association with jazz, café culture and micro-breweries - you won't be short of cultural experiences. Whether you're visiting the Museum of Modern Art, taking in a show or heading to the Castro district, the cultural centre of the city's LGBT community, there are plenty of options available to you.
Part of the Bay Area that also includes cities such as San Jose, San Francisco is made up of a series of unique districts. It has a number of famous landmarks, such as the Bay Bridge and Mission Dolores, which is the oldest structure in the city.
Fisherman's Wharf is popular among travellers. Located on the waterfront, there are plenty of seafood restaurants to be found as well as ferry pick-ups to Alcatraz. This area is also home to the well-known Pier 39 with its numerous shops, eateries and bars.
The Golden Gate district has a number of fashionable neighbourhoods like Pacific Heights. Historic landmarks such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge can also be found here.
The largest Chinatown outside of Asia is situated in California and is well worth a visit. Whilst in the area the Art Deco Coit Tower, found in Pioneer Park, can easily be accessed with its spectacular city views.
Getting around San Francisco couldn't be easier. Whether you're looking to explore on foot, hire a car or make use of the excellent public transport system that includes regular subway, bus and cable car services, there is plenty to see and do.
California is also home to some excellent outdoor spaces. The Corona Heights Park, Land's End Coastal Trail and Golden Gate Parks are popular attractions. If you want to explore a little further afield, why not head to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, drive to Lake Tahoe or head south to the luxurious Carmel?