San Francisco has some of the USA’s most recognizable landmarks, and with its celebrated art scene, colourful night life and its vibrant restaurants, this city has a lot to offer.


The Golden Gate Bridge is the city’s most famous landmark, and a great way to appreciate it is by biking the bridge, however it’s also great to just sit and admire it from the water’s edge.

Fisherman’s wharf is a hot spot for tourists. Its PIER 39 is a great place to pick up a few souvenirs, if you fancy grabbing a bite to eat there’s the popular Bubba Gump seafood restaurant, and there’s a few tourist attractions too like Ripley’s Believe it or Not. It’s not the most authentic part of the city, but a great place to spend a few hours.

Union Square, the hub of the city is the place to head for some shopping as it’s crammed with shops and department stores. It’s also home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, and it’s located in the heart of the city, offering easy access to all of the other great spots in the city.

Other great neighbourhoods to explore include Castro which is the city’s gay and lesbian area, rich in culture and full of colourful bars and interesting characters. SoMa is where the young and hip head, with some of the city’s trendiest bars and clubs, whilst the Mission District draws in a Bohemian crowd.

What trip to San Fran is complete without a trip to Alcatraz? This former penitentiary is now a museum and it’ great fun for all the family, learn about the prisons past and its famous inmates, from the island you can also take in some of the best views of the city.

Before you leave take a cable car ride through the city’s streets – this is a great experience and one not to be missed. Other popular attractions include the Golden Gate Park, which is a 1000 acre park full of picturesque gardens, museums and monuments, it’s also home to the cities aquarium. San Francisco’s Twin Peaks are an enjoyable hike to the top, and offer superb views of the city.