Must see places in San Francisco (and how to get around)

Continuing with our travel destinations, today we will cover fun spots to visit in the “Emerald City” of San Francisco. We covered Las Vegas and New York in our previous posts.

San Fran city

No matter how many times you have visited San Francisco, it will always keep you flabbergasted. Though it is a small area, San Francisco still is geared with all the mesmerizing spots, colors, and culture, vivid life to attract tourists from every part of the world. Here is our list of must visit places in the city for the female traveler:

Twin Peaks – You can start your day by having the bird’s eye view of the whole San Francisco city with the first ray of sun from the top of the Twin Peaks. Open every day from sunrise to sunset, it is a no-fee-applicable place to drop by and get your mind blown. Do not forget to bring your camera and a jacket as this place is breezy.

Fort Mason Center – Then take a morning walk or enjoy riding on a cycle with all the city dwellers as well as thousands of tourists at Fort Mason Center by the Marina Boulevard. A ride in the natural exquisiteness of the bay gives a new and fresh essence to your life. You will find during your walk a number of restaurants of your choices to have a relishing breakfast.

The Golden Gate Park – This amazing park is one of the most precious treasures with an alluring, beauteous open space and a verdant park with the colors of flowers and plants from all over the world as well as diversities of wildlife.

Stepping foot onto the symbol of the City, the Golden Gate Bridge, will complete your travel life experience. Till this day, the most frequent and experienced travelers get awe-stricken by this 4,200 feet long engineering marvel.

San Fran beaches – Unlike beaches in Mauritius or Hawaii, beaches in San Francisco are utterly different and full of incredible activities. However, you can relax on the sand watching the stunning, scenic views of the golden gate bridge or a boat racing or colorful kites in the skies.

Pier 39 – Make your lunch plan at Pier 39, one of the popular destinations for tourists with a number of street entertainers and the harbor restaurants with fresh, hot and spicy seafood. There are also a never-ending line of stores and hawkers from Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square to cater your eyes with everything you need.

Union Square – Take a ride through the city’s astounding hills in a cable car for being a part of the history while having a spectacular experience. The Union Square surprises those who do not miss shopping while traveling in every possible way with remarkable high-end boutiques, brand shops, departmental stores. Even a window shopping here is totally worth it. This is the best place for any women to pamper herself.

To get proof that there is never a humdrum second in the city; one must experience the magical nightlife of San Francisco where it is like ice on the cake.

Getting around San Francisco: The city is very safe to travel even for women traveling alone. People here are very friendly and helpful. However, keep some points in your mind before you start your tour.

  • Public transportation is a bit problematic in San Francisco for heights. However, you’ll find a bus, tram, cab etc. by paying a high fee. So, walking is the best way to wandering around here. Even with your private or rented car, you need to walk a lot as parking is a hassle here. So take preparations for walking with comfortable sneakers, sandals etc.
  • Often tour guides will recommend hiring a bike and riding instead of walking. Biking is pleasant in San Francisco. So if you know how to bike, then bring along your biking gears.
  • Wearing heels is totally not a good option for strolling in San Francisco. Keep at least two pairs of flats shoes in your bag or clutch. You are going to need it for the long walk. Even if you go to a nightclub wearing a 3 or 4-inch Stilettos, you are going to need these foldable ballet flats after a while.
  • Traveling to San Francisco requires casual and comfy attires. However, you can add something trendy and cocktail chic in your luggage for some occasions and remember to carry your beach costume for the beach visit. We love this chic outfit from a San Fran style blogger
  • Avoid risky neighborhoods like Tenderloin at night.

San Francisco has everything to offer you and you are bound to break free and enjoy. Just like Rudyard Kipling said, “San Francisco has only one drawback—’tis hard to leave”

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