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%


    Walk, walk and walk !!!

    I went everywhere by walk! It is just a best city in USA for me. However homeless people are everywhere!!! :(

  • 50%


    It's really freezing cold in summer. You should bring your jacket or sweater or you will catch a cold like me.

  • 90%


    America's Great European City

    SF is a truly International city, which explains both why so many Americans dislike it, and why it is such a desirable place to live, though not affordable to most because of the price of real estate. Visiting is no more expensive than eating, playing, buying souvenirs, and paying for museums in most large cities. If you don't have to pay rent or own a mortgage in San Francisco or anywhere close by, it's an amazing place. Not New York or L.A. or Chicago, and not to be missed.

    Insider Tip:Dress for three seasons. It can be foggy, windy, cold, and spectacularly hot and crystal clear, all before lunch.

  • 40%



    horrible.. full of homeless people.. the golden gate bridge was nice.. terrible mas transit system..

  • 80%


    Lots to do

    There are lots of things to do in SF - it's a really fun place to visit and is quite safe and pleasant once you get used to the crowds of homeless people. Good activities include a boat trip to Alcatraz, exploring Pier 39 and seeing the sealions, cycling over the Golden Gate bridge and around town, and taking a trip on a street car.

    Insider Tip:If you don't want to pay $6 for a single ride on the tourist street car just take route F Muni which is a similar style of street car and takes you right to the piers from Market Street. Also google for the best deals on bicycle rentals - don't fall for the $5 off coupons which you get with the free maps.

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