San Francisco

San Francisco is world reknown as a major U.S. city as well as port of call.  Famous for it's resplendent placement amid stunning hills and the cable cars that move you through it, San Francisco is a famous destination for travelers world-wide. 

Visitors will want to visit Fisherman's Wharf where shops and restaurants and outdoor eateries abound.  It is a seafood lovers haven.  Shoppers can avail themselves of Ghiradelli Square while at the Wharf.

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to Chinatown - almost synonomous with San Francisco.  As you enter you will feel you stepped into another culture.    Read more..

Also - a visit to SF requires a first-hand view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  You can catch this from a distance at Fisherman's Wharf or avail yourself of numerous public transportation opportunities that make it easy to get around San Francisco without a car.  Crissy Field near the Marina District offers an awesome view of the bridge as well as an opportunity for a walk among native cypress tree groves, flora and fauna.  Walkers should spend a day in Golden Gate Park - a rival to Central Park in New York City. 

San Francisco is rife with every kind of cultural venue from the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardents, to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to the Ansel Adams Center, and the Cartoon Art Museum.

Visitors generally seek out the world's crookest street (Lombard) and Coit Tower for a view of the entire city, bridge, bay and beyond.  These two experiences pretty much sum up the general terrain of the city and how it has been dealt with.

Destinations are too numerous to do anything but name so here are just a few more to entice:  If you can get to the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, spend a day in the town of Sausalito and visit the Giant Redwoods in Muir Woods.   Oakland is just on the other side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.   Twin Peaks offers another magnificent view of the city and far reaching vistas.  Also, a visit to Alcatraz gets you out on the bay and is an intriguing visit in itself.  San Francisco natives are never at a loss at something to see or do in this spectacular city, so ask a few natives for their recommendations.  The natives are friendly and enthusiastic about their city.

Shopping is everywhere, as is some of the best cuisine in the U.S.  Any local will be honored to influence your selection.  Needless to say, a visit to San Francisco may take several days.

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