It’s truly not surprising that songwriter Tony Bennett left his heart here in San Francisco. The Gold Rush, hilly San Francisco has always attracted those who are free-spirited and have an eye for adventure. This breezy and cool California city is the most refined cousin of Los Angeles’. San Francisco combines the city-buzz radiated by its Southern counterparts and also carries a small-town essence.
The Fisherman’s Wharf is an exclusive tourist area which offers magnificent views of Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The Yosemite National Park makes the city lot more enviable for adventure travelers. You must also explore the history and culture of the city in the districts like The Castro and Mission. The largest Chinatown outside of Asia, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside Asia. You can watch fortune cookies being made; enjoy Chinese delicacies which are absolutely yummy. Visit the Alcatraz jail having 104 year history which was only a federal prison for 29 years and over those years it had 4 different Wardens. San Francisco is abode to jaw-dropping sights, world-class cuisine, comfy cafés and booming nightlife venues. So you can always stay busy here.
The weather here is very much fickle. Even if you start your day with a sunny morning, you might encounter drizzles at day end. So do not forget to carry a jacket with you as you prepare yourself for cool breezes and dampness. The Bay Area is home to numerous universities but do not expect any discounts as San Francisco is expensive for all. Do not raise your expense and hassle by having a car instead prefer public transport. Only if you have a high budget you can hire a cable car and enjoy the drive. You can avail the San Francisco city pass for $60 to enjoy unlimited rides on city transportation. Cable cars in San Francisco are available at $6 for a one way trip but if you own CityPass, you can ride them for free.