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.
Below: Views from Coit tower. That’s Alcatraz in the bay.
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
Top 10 Things to See and Do in San Francisco
- Walk the Golden Gate bridge
- Visit Alcatraz
- See the Waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf
- Go up the Coit Tower
- Explore Golden Gate Park
- See Union Square, the commercial hub of the city
- See amazing views at the Land’s End Lookout
- Ride a Cable Car
- Go to Chinatown
- 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
Below: A few last photos of the Golden Gate, I would ride the bike there every day, looking out over the bay. Loved it.
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.
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 (1): A Local’s Guide to San Francisco
Related (2): 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?
Ps. If you find our blog helpful, please consider using our links to book your flights, hotels, tours, and car rentals. Have a look at our Travel Resources page.