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 colonisers and Asian immigrants contributing the city's unique personality and charm.
When you visit San Francisco, you'll be able to explore its neighbourhoods 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 reading about the city's fascinating history? Then, we'll give you some practical information so that you are fully prepared for your trip. And don't forget to read about the city's most interesting neighbourhoods, 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.
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 June 2019. 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.