About San Francisco
One of the most popular destinations in the USA, San Francisco has so much to offer the discerning tourist.Situated in the northern part of California, San Francisco is renowned, amongst other things, for its cable cars, steep hills and the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. There’s certainly plenty to keep you occupied in this buzzing city, by day and by night. Coupled with its almost perfect climate, you can see why it is so popular.
Time Difference: GMT -7 hours
Currency: US Dollar
San Francisco enjoys warm Mediterranean summers and mild winters. The summer months of June to September experience average temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius, and winter temperatures (November to February) of 7 degrees. Winter rainfall averages 4 inches per month with negligible rainfall during the summer.
Leisure & Activities
A very popular tourist attraction where you can sample the delicious catch from the local fishermen. There are many outdoor stands in the area pitching a particularly well-known seafood, the Dungeness crab. You can also board the ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz Island.
The oldest and largest “China Town” in the USA. Apart from the obligatory Chinese Restaurants, there’s also a conventional Chinese fortune cookie factory, traditional medicine outlets, shops selling herbs and Chinese temples.
Hop-on Hop-off Bus
One of the best ways to see San Francisco’s iconic landmarks. Travel aboard a comfortable open top double decker bus with full commentary, and hop on and off as often as you like. There are different itineraries to choose from depending on which landmarks you would like to see.