3 days in San Francisco. Is this the most beautiful city in the World?

3 days in San Francisco. Is this the most beautiful city in the World?

3 days in San Francisco

I love San Francisco.

We were here 3 days for one of Lissette’s conferences. The first day we visited Alcatraz and the Coit tower. The next 2 days I had to myself so I rented a bike and cycled around the city, visiting its parks and crossing the Golden Gate to Saulsalito.

Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco


Below: Views from Coit tower. That’s Alcatraz in the bay.

views from the coit tower, san francisco


Below: Alcatraz

alcatraz, san francisco

The geography of the city is amazing, the parks spectacular. The city reminded me in many ways of Vancouver. At night we would go to cool bars and restaurants and try out Californian wines. We found the city multi-cultural, the people friendly.

Below: Golden Gate bridge

Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco. 3 days in San Francisco.

Views of the Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco


Top 10 Things to See and Do in San Francisco

  1. Walk the Golden Gate bridge
  2. Visit Alcatraz
  3. See the Waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf
  4. Go up the Coit Tower
  5. Explore Golden Gate Park
  6. See Union Square, the commercial hub of the city
  7. See amazing views at the Land’s End Lookout
  8. Ride a Cable Car
  9. Go to Chinatown
  10. See crazy Lombard Street

If you can, rent a bike and explore the city as I did. Or take a tour. This bike Tour takes you on the same route that I took to Sausalito.

Below: Lombard Street and a San Francisco cable car

famous streets in san francisco

Below: A few last photos of the Golden Gate, I would ride the bike there every day, looking out over the bay. Loved it.

views over the golden gate, san francisco. 3 Days in San Francisco


So is this the most beautiful city in the World? As far as natural beauty it ranks up there with Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, and Vancouver. 


Accommodation: We stayed at the 4 Star Omni San Francisco. Excellent. If looking for something more budget conscious, the Infinity Hotel SF is a great choice.

Organized Tours:  I recommend  this San Francisco Ultimate City Tour.

Flights: the main airport is San Francisco International Airport (airport code: SFO)

 Below: We use CheapOair to book our flights


Related: Top Places to Visit in the USA


What’s your favorite city? And which city do you think it the most beautiful in the world?

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  1. I need to go back to properly visit San Francisco. I too was there while attending a conference and really only had time to go to Pier 39. I loved how all the seals gather on the platforms there though!

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