The coastal city of San Francisco, California, invites you to explore its hip neighbourhoods and enjoy its liberal, relaxed atmosphere. It is difficult to believe that this lively, cosmopolitan city is under constant threat from earthquake, the only rumble being that of the famous cable cars as they travel up and down the city’s hilly roads.
The heart of down town is Union Square, a great spot to shop, relax and watch the world go by. The Embarcadero is a busy waterfront roadway taking in some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, including Market Street, the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Ferry Building.
Things To Do & See
- Fisherman’s Wharf, at the northern end of the Embarcadero, is known for great shops and restaurants. Golden Gate Bridge and the island fortress of Alcatraz. are easy to get to from here. Nearby at Pier 39 you can enjoy the best views of San Francisco and visit the sea lion colony.
- Experience the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, or head to the Haight-Ashbury district, where you’ll find independent record stores, smoke shops and cafes.
- Nearby Marin County is home to the ancient redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument and the relaxed bayside hamlet of Sausalito.