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Savour the Sights of San Francisco

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Pre-book your Alcatraz ticket before you leave as these often book up months in advance!

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