San Francisco Sunset
Photo by: Digon3, Creative Commons
San Francisco, California is best known for its warm climate and foggy weather. In addition, it is a popular tourist destination because it is an exciting place with unforgettable sights. One of these is the ever famous Golden Gate Bridge, which is known to be the world’s second longest. The federal prison, Alcatraz can also be found here.
As a city well loved even by foreigners it is considered to be a second home to many including the Chinese. Excluding China, San Francisco has the world’s largest Chinese community. Not only that, it is a famous den of the rich and famous. It has every right to be called The City of Billionaires.
One can never be bored with such a colourful city. If you’re in for a long joyride, you can take a the scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway. If you love coffee, you’ll be sure to find your favourite brew among the many coffee shops here. This is the birthplace of Irish coffee. So if that’s your thing, you won’t be disappointed. If you are fond of wine, you’ll find a bit of paradise in the San Francisco’s Wine Country. This is home to some of the best wines in the world. So taking a side trip while you’re here is worth it. For those who are on a low budget, there are plenty of things you can do here. You could take a stroll on the waterfront of Pier 39 along Fishermans Wharf, or perhaps take a visit to the San Francisco’s Botanical Garden or maybe go to the Fort Point National Historic Site, all for free.
Summer is the busiest season for this city while autumn is the least busy except during Thanksgiving and Christmas. So if don’t want to fight your way through a thick crowd during your visit, you may decide to schedule your stay around this time.