Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Savour the Sights of San Francisco Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Savour the Sights of San Francisco story by: Inspire Magazine Hip, cool and culturally rich, San Francisco is one of the USA's top holiday destinations. The city itself is compact, making it easy to explore and navigate while still offering plenty to see and do. EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE Jump on the famous cable cars and make your way around the city. Start at Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic fishing district now full of fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping. Walk, cycle or drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, particularly spectacular at sunrise and sunset. With its glittering colour, Art Deco style and awe-inspiring views, it’s a sight that shouldn’t be missed. CHECK OUT THE HOTSPOTS Union Square, full of shops, eateries, galleries and cultural attractions, is a great place to wander to soak up San Fran's charismatic vibe, while the North Beach neighbourhood offers up a sumptuous taste of Italy. While in this Italian rich spot, enjoy a world-class ice cream, stroll Washington Square and enjoy the city views from Telegraph Hill. As the day turns to dusk, watch a cabaret or jazz show and take part in the district’s famous night life. Also be sure to experience the oldest district in town, the charming Mission District. Take in the old-worldly architecture on Dolores Street, gaze at the sheer number of colourful murals that adorn buildings throughout the area and check out the galleries, restaurants and lively bars. AND THERE'S MORE... Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), head to Alamo Square with its quaint ‘Painted Ladies’ houses you might recognise from the sitcom Full House, or take a day tour to nearby Yosemite National Park or the Napa Valley and Sonoma wine regions. For a stunning scenic experience, visit the Bay area, Marin Headlands and Sausalito for a day or two to get in touch with nature. HOT TIP: Pre-book your Alcatraz ticket before you leave as these often book up months in advance! Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT USA Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.