San Francisco
With its landmark Golden Gate Bridge, the Californian coastal city of San Francisco is also noted for its hilly rollercoaster streets and being a haven for those intent on a free-wheeling, alternative lifestyle. People who come to holiday in San Francisco canít help getting caught up in the laid-back atmosphere as they explore the shopsmore
Great place to visit - Ricky Sng. Date of travel: Jan 2009
Union square in San Francisco, fisherman's wharf are all good places to visit and shop, Lombard street is cool and Coit tower kind of romantic, so is twin peaks.
San Francisco is the best city I've been to... - Susan Green. Date of travel: Jan 2009
I love San Francisco. I would definitely love to live there at some point in my life. Although some parts are pretty touristy, other areas are awesome!
Coolest neighborhood in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf. - Jordan Shrieber. Date of travel: Mar 2008
Fisherman's Wharf is an incredibly fun and exciting place to see when visiting San Francisco. There are so many cute shops to visit, good restaurants to experience, great views to see, and plenty of museums to check out. You can see the entire Golden Gate Bridge and the best views of Alcatraz can be viewed from the wharf. You can also check out the famous barking sea lions as they sun themselves at Pier 39. There are definitely parts of Fisherman's Wharf that are a bit touristy, but if you are on vacation, that should probably be expected. I'd recommend walking up towards the Hyde Street Pier where some very cool old ships are docked and then stop by the Ghiradelli Chocolate Company, one of the best chocolate stores in the country. Plus, there are lots of cute souvenir shops, cozy cafes, and small eateries around that area.
Amazing weekend at Fisherman's Wharf! - Steve Garland. Date of travel: Feb 2008
I came up to San Francisco to visit some friends last week and had an awesome time. I'd been there in the past but didn't get a chance to fully explore the city. Though North Beach was probably my favourite neighbourhood, I have to say I really enjoyed hanging out down in Fisherman's Wharf. I thought it would be like what Time's Square is to New York but it wasn't at all. For one thing, it's gorgeous, with Alcatraz right there across the bay. But what really surprised me was how many cool museums there are. The wax museum was much more interesting than I expected...amazing how realistic those likenesses are! Also, this really interesting place called the Musee Mecanique at pier 45 is a must see. It's like an old-time penny arcade with antique games and thing. Very cool! Also; the U.S.S Pampanito, a World War II submarine museum and memorial is a must see for anyone interested in US history or old ships. We took a cable car right over the hill to Union Square where we had an amazing dinner and found a great little comedy club. Looking forward to exploring SOMA and the Mission District on my next trip!
San Francisco Giants Slumber Party! - John. Date of travel: Jan 2007
Donít miss your chance to have a sleep-over at AT&T Park after a Giants game. It is the contest of a lifetime for anyone who has dreamt of spending the night in the outfield of a major league ballpark.
Loved San Francisco Movie Tours - Mark Andrews. Date of travel: Sep 2006
Virgin Holidays is selling San Francisco Movie tours from their office in San Francisco. I usually like to find different types of tours, and this was really good for that. I checked out the city, while watching about 70 movie clips. Driver had very good timing to match the location with the clip I was watching. Guide was comical and content met my full approval. About 3 hours with breaks and stops. Great way to see the city.
Sanfran is magic - Darren. Date of travel: Feb 2006
The Paris of the US it is called, and it's not far off. Great attractions and less busy and hurried than New York or Chicago. A great place to visit. Tour Operator: Own
Are you going to San Fransico... - Chad. Date of travel: Sep 2005
That's a song. I sing it when I head towards that strange city. I like Haight Street. The old hippy scene hot spot. Still a hot spot for eccentricity. Shops, theaters, dread-locked and mo-hawked passerby. A friendly city with great public transportation. Berkley and Oakland across the river. Berkley's got that crazy school with all her children. Fun strange shops and conversations running around that section of town. Oakland holds an edge. Not as rough as some people like to make it out to be, but it has sections that can be. The poorest of the bohemians end up here. The realism of marginalized people and artists in the midst makes this one of my favorite areas of the Bay Area.
Steve Newell. Date of travel: Jun 2005
San Francisco world famous for the Golden Gate bridge, You need to see it to believe it, the size and colour of the bridge.. WOW.. The city itself has lots of different ares such as chinatown, union sqare, fishermans wharf and nob hill. In each area there are plenty of restaurants and bars, great for an evening out. Another much attraction is Alcatraz... Tour Operator: Virgin
Jim Tosonar. Date of travel: Jan 2005
In December, my wife and I stumbled upon Harvest moon Winery in the Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. We were greeted by the grower and winemaker Randy (and his very energetic puppy) who walked us out in the vineyards to showed us how he made his fruity Zinfandel wine. He is a very empassioned young man with both energy and talent. We proceeded to taste some very fruity wines. I must say that these wines don't really taste like other wines. We are not entirely educated wine drinkers, but we know what we like. The hospitality, the tour, the wines and the discussion with the winemaker were all worth the visit to see Harvest Moon in Sonoma County. We will be back there next year. Be sure to ask to see their outdoor kitchen. Tour Operator: Self Toured
Seema Modi. Date of travel: Oct 2004
Sanfrancisco is a beautiful city Good place with lots of beautiful places near by to visit. Beautiful beaches, islands and lots more Tour Operator: My Travel
Bryan J Pearn. Date of travel: Oct 2004
Our first visit to our daughter in San Francisco was a great success. My wife enjoyed the Fisherman's wharf, especially all the seals creating such a racket. Travelled through the Napa Valley, Monterey and Whale Watching (those dolphins-fabulous!) Local area jaunts were a pleasure & you Americans are the best at making a 'foreigner' feel comfortable and at home. Thanks again. Tour Operator: Independent
Dee Swain. Date of travel: Nov 1999
San Francisco is a wonderful place to visit. The Wharf area is the place to stay with an array of fish stalls & restaurants & fantastic live entertainment. The pier area is lively & popular with tourists wanting to see the wild seals all basking on rubber tyres & jetties. No visit would be complete without a trip over to Alcatraz. A very "spooky" but worthwhile experience. Up in the City area there is wonderful shopping & plenty of sightseeing. You can hop on a tram & take a trip out to the Golden Gate Bridge or walk across it in the fog! And don't miss having a meal in Chinatown, fabulous! Tour Operator: Virgin
Hotels in San Francisco User Rating
5-Star Hotels
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3-Star Hotels
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2-Star Hotels
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