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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

  • 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)

  • 70%

    awshahrul2922

    Another US iconic city

    The city that famous with Alcatraz and the Golden Gate might have more to offer if you know what you looking for. The hilly city might be an issue for some travelers but the public transport is somehow iconic, mostly the tram and the cable car will take you around the city easily.

    Insider Tip:During the high season, you might want to pre-book the ticket for certain attraction like the Alcatraz. It might sold out for a week in advance.

  • 70%

    davidezabell891946

    People are crazy

    San Francisco was mostly relaxing and easy going. Its a beautiful city that has a lot to offer in terms of dining, sights and meeting people. Quite expensive relative to other US cities but worth the visit.

    Insider Tip:Hire a bike and spend a day in Golden Gate Park. It is spectacular!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    My Aching Legs Were Totally Worth It

    I enjoyed looking at the sea lions on Pier 39, climbing up to the base of the Coit Tower (it was closed), taking the free tour of City Hall, eating and shopping in the Castro/Mission districts, escaping a downpour in the Asian Art Museum, and eating vegetarian in Chinatown. And of course walking up and down gigantic hills.

    Insider Tip:The Westfield Mall / Centre on Market is a great place to get out of the rain for free. They have pretty good food options downstairs.

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