The land of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and those adorable cable cars that navigate the hilly streets of the city, San Francisco is found in the Bay Area of Northern California. A walk around the city will reward you with great landscape views of the city’s architecture and of the beautiful bay.You’ll discover the surprising microclimates that are unique to San Francisco and that add a touch of magic to your trip. While it’s raining in the outskirts of the Golden Gate Park you’ll be able to experience a warmer, tropical, temperature in Dolores Park.
In San Francisco you can enjoy one of the many beaches and parks that are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the most visited units of the American National Park System, attracting over 13 million visitors a year. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and relax at the Golden Gate Park or explore one of its many features, including the MH de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, the Japanese Tea Garden and more. Alcatraz awaits you, and will fascinate you, as it has countless other travellers. For the past 150 years it has been known as America’s maximum-security penitentiary and today visitors can take a ferry and have a slightly eerie, though very informative, visit of the prison.Shop and stroll in Union Square, go for a sunset cruise or appreciate art at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. You can do these things and many more, but most of all, make sure you explore and discover San Francisco’s many faces and unique features.