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San Francisco Pocket Guide

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It's seldom you hear a bad word about San Francisco. There's good reason for that. One of America's smaller cities, the list of things to do and see in the 47 square miles it covers is endless. This is the city that has given us cable cars, frighteningly steep hills, the world's most famous prison, one of the most beautiful bridges on the planet, and eclectic and trendy neighbourhoods. After a visit you'll be spreading the good word in no time.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in San Francisco.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in San Francisco... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in San Francisco.

San Francisco City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    The Beats of SF

    San Francisco is one of those cities that offers so much in terms of culture, experience and character. The people of SF are wonderful and having such a positive energy about them. The coffee is excellent, the reading is excellent, the bridge is excellent. Overall I left and felt sad that I was leaving, it's a city that leaves you wanting more while delivering so many good times.

    Insider Tip:Beer pong at Bar None and hire bikes and cycle the Golden Gate Bridge

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    It's a fantastic city, loads of great places to eat and so many things to see. Public transport is excellent too.

    Insider Tip:If you can find the time during your stay in SF, try getting out on the Incredible Adventures 3-day camping trip to Yosemite National Park - it's great value for money and you really do need 3 days to see it.

  • 90%

    mccai

    i will be back

    a good city to relax, meet new friends. cool in summer. world famous university. creative companies around here

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Very clean, great location, but no communal area.

    A lot of previous reviews complain about the noise. My room was on the 2nd floor (the music studio is in the basement) and the noise was not an issue. And it did stop promptly at 11:15.The staff was very helpful and the facilities were extremely clean. The major downside, as others have mentioned, is that there isn't a communal area to meet the other travelers. Re: security, it was a non-issue -- there are homeless people around, but that's just how it is in San Fran, and it's not dangerous.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    4 days in San Francisco

    In 4 days visited.. Chinatown, Cable car museum (and a ride on a cable car), Grace Cathedral, Lombard Street, Coit tower, Transamerica pyramid, Mission Dolores, Twin peaks, Fisherman's wharf, Pier 39, Alcatraz, Castro Theatre, Golden Gate Bride and park, De young museum, Yosemite national park

    Insider Tip:Try to go on a tour of the city with a local to get yourself acquainted and see all the major sights in one go. Try some clam chowder down on Fisherman's wharf from any of the vendors. If you have time make a day trip to the Yosemite - quite a drive from San Francisco but so beautiful - totally worth it (recommend Incredible Adventure tours)

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