San Francisco is one of the most famous and iconic cities in the United States. It is located in the northern part of California, so its climate is chillier than in Los Angeles. That can be quite refreshing in hot summers and you can enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world to the fullest.
The city is most famous for its iconic cable cars which take tourists up and down the hills of San Francisco. If you are lucky, you get to see one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge. In the opposite case, you’ll just see the fog, which is a constant in the city.
By the bay you get to explore the Fisherman’s Wharf and its culinary specialties. Also nearby is the famous Pier 39, from where you can see the most famous historic prison in the US, the Alcatraz. If you want, you can take the boat to the prison and explore its insides.
Back in the centre of San Francisco are many worldwide known shops for the shopaholics or if you want, you can just relax at the Union Square and experience the everyday life of the locals. San Francisco has one of the biggest Chinatowns, located directly in the centre of the city.
As mentioned, the city is full of hills and you can explore the whole city on foot or ride around the town on the famous cable cars. A definite must see is a street, located on one of these hills: Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the world.
While in San Fran, you have to visit Alamo Square, where are the Painted Ladies, the famous Victorian houses, which were shown in the iconic TV show “Full House”. You can also organize your own little picnic in the park on Alamo Square, with the perfect background, San Francisco’s skyline.
If you are thinking of visiting California, you absolutely must not leave San Francisco out, since it is such a beautiful city, that it will totally mesmerize you.
PHOTOGRAPHY by JANA LETONJA