Are you planning on visiting San Francisco? In this guide you'll find out all the relevant information you'll need to visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA. San Francisco is an unmissable stop on the country's west coast.
Why Visit San Francisco?
Founded in 1776 by a Spanish friar and developed thanks to the gold rush, these days San Francisco has almost 900,000 inhabitants and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the USA.
San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, the infamous Alcatraz Island, Twin Peaks, and of course, the curious cable cars that zip around the city. The USA is often referred to as a melting pot of cultures, and San Francisco is no exception, with the mixture of native Indians, Spanish colonizers, and Asian immigrants contributing to the city's unique personality and charm.
When you visit San Francisco, you'll be able to explore its neighborhoods and districts, such as Chinatown, Japantown, Mission District, the Financial District, Castro District, or even the Haight-Ashbury area; the city really has something for everyone!
Where to Start?
If you're planning on visiting San Francisco, but don't know where to visit or what to see, we've got you covered! Why not start off by reading about the city's fascinating history? Then, we'll give you some practical information so that you're fully prepared for your trip. And don't forget to read about the city's most interesting neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and museums. Plus, if you're short on time, you could check out our guide on what to do in San Francisco in 48 hours.
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Discover the vibrant and fascinating city of San Francisco on this free tour. See a different side of the city as you visit its most iconic areas after sunset.
Activism, street art & fascinating stories star in this free tour of The Castro and the Mission District, two of San Francisco's most important neighborhoods.
On this cruise, you'll sail around the San Francisco Bay aboard a luxurious yacht while enjoying a delicious meal - perfect for a special occasion!
Up for a visit to the famous Alcatraz prison and a bike tour through San Francisco's main neighbourhoods? Great, because with this combo tour you can do both!
On this guided tour of Fisherman's Wharf, we'll visit the most iconic places of the first port of the Californian city.
Discover 3 of the most important cities on the West Coast of the United States with this 4-day excursion from San Francisco to Las Vegas, ending in Los Angeles
Your San Francisco Travel Guide
This guide is written by travellers, for travellers, helping you save money and make the most of your time in San Francisco.
All of the information and practical advice was gathered in December 2022. We try to keep as up-to-date as possible, but if you see any mistakes or anything you think we should change, don't hesitate to contact us.
We hope you find this guide helpful, and if you're travelling around the USA, we suggest also checking out our New York and Las Vegas travel guides.