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San Francisco, California – Visitor’s Guide

Updated on October 21, 2015

San Francisco, California – Visitor’s Guide

The city of San Francisco, also known as “The City by the Bay,” has a population of over 852,000 people is absolutely phenomenal. There're all sorts of diverse people, cultures and backgrounds. It sits at the tip of a peninsula in the bay area and separates the Bay from the Pacific Ocean. There are two main bridges connecting to the peninsula; the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, “Bay Bridge” and the world renowned Golden Gate Bridge.

Whatever you're looking for; the flagrant, artsy, hippy, or the hipster, you'll find it here!m

The main reason people want to visit this amazing city is it has so much to see and do. Listed below is a simple guide to some attributes you'll find interesting and will give you many reasons to visit, like popular places and things to see.


Some people assume that going to California will be very warm where you can swim in the ocean, lay on the beach and soak up the sun. San Francisco isn’t that type of place. The summertime is from June to October, and the average temperature can get up to 73°F and as low as 56°F. Wintertime is December through February with an average high of 58°F and lows around 44°F.
So, even in the summertime, bring a jacket or sweater with you just in case!

Some things to do and see;
  1. Wake up early and go down to peer 39 and check out Fisherman’s Warf. If you’re there early enough, you’ll be able to see the sea lions lying around soaking up the early morning breeze.
  2. Eat at Mama's, you can get a huge breakfast at Mama's, and you might not want to eat ever again!
  3. Check out Coit Tower, it’s free. They have an elevator that go to the top so you can check out the view. If you want to go up, you can purchase tickets at a reasonable price.
  4. You may want to walk down Telegraph Hill. There are 400 steps where beautiful homes are located with a stunning view of the Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  5. Jump on the Trolley. You can take their “hop on/hop off” tour, where the tickets allow you 48 hours to go wherever you want.
  6. When you get hungry for lunch, try Sam's Grill, a fish place, of course. They don't serve any endangered species of fish or any that were farmed. And… since we all love sourdough bread, they place a sourdough loaf at every table.
  7. The Exploratorium is an amazing science museum, which is located inside of The Palace of Fine Arts. You’ll be amazed at the interesting things you can do, like going through a pitch-black cave where you must explore it by touch in order to get through.
  8. Golden Gate Bridge. Take the time to walk on the East sidewalk of the bridge, it’s the side that faces the City and has the most the amazing views!
  9. Alcatraz sits on the Alcatraz Island and is the infamous federal penitentiary, and has the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast. It’s worth your time to visit because the history that it shares is remarkable.
  10. Ghirardelli Square is located with many shops and restaurants in the Fisherman’s Warf area. You will need to go in and take a tour and sample the chocolates!

Before you go to San Francisco, make sure you do more research. There are so many things to do, like going to the Theatre, Opera and the Museums!

So much to do, So little time!


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