What Will You Do Today In San Francisco?
San Francisco is famous for its rich culture and diverse neighborhoods, not to mention it’s one of the most vibrant, eclectic and exhilarating cities in the country. From the hills of Chinatown and North Beach to its sweeping bridges—which you can explore on foot, bike or double-decker tour bus—there’s no doubt that you’ll be able keep yourself entertained for weeks at a time.
Union Square, the heartbeat of San Francisco and just out our front door, boasts shopping, dining and a large central plaza that often features music, art exhibits and even an ice-skating rink in the winter, which is decked with a massive, brightly lit Christmas tree that rivals that of New York City’s Rockefeller Center.
Jump on a cable car at Union Square and ride it to Fisherman’s Wharf, a famous historic neighborhood with arcades, seafood restaurants, candy stores, sea lions and old-fashioned gift shops lining Pier 39. If you’re a sports fan, cheer for the 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park or catch a 49ers game at Candlestick Park. And to work off the melt-in-your-mouth meals you’ll treat youself with at the Bay Area’s celebrated restaurants, rent a bike and ride it across the Golden Gate Bridge. It may be foggy in San Francisco, but the other side of the bridge typically yields clear skies and dreamlike views of the downtown skyline.
Planning to venture out of the city and explore other parts of the Bay Area? Take a ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf or the Ferry Building across the bay to Tiburon or Sausalito and explore the natural wonders of Marin Country.