One of the most vibrant cities in America lures people from all over the world because of its enchanting beauty. San Francisco’s charm is unmatched since it offers diverse culture, an unusual climate, an eclectic music scene, and fantastic cuisine. However, the real San Francisco treat is the picturesque sightseeing you can do.
While it isn’t one of the cheapest cities in the US, there are still many ways to visit on a budget, as you can find fairly cheap apartments in San Francisco. But before you start looking for appropriate logging, it’s important to find out why you should travel to the Bay Area this summer.
Enjoy the City on a Bike
San Francisco offers many things to do, but the city is small, meaning you’ll be able to see the most famous sights in a day. We’d recommend staying more days to enjoy and see all of the city by the bay. There are many interesting sightseeing tours available – you can go on a guided bike tour or cycle your way around on a rental bike.
Cycling across Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito is thrilling, and don’t miss cycling through Crissy Field and Alcatraz at sunset. Whether by bike or on foot, you can enjoy San Francisco’s sights while staying pleasantly cool in summer.
Vibrant Summer Festivals
One day can be hot, the next foggy, and many days can start out freezing and end up warm, or vice versa, but if you’re adequately armed for all weather, you should start your summer by visiting one of the many festivals. There is a street festival in a different neighborhood every summer weekend.
San Francisco’s market streets and plazas are crowded during these fantastic events. Fillmore Jazz Festival, Union Street Festival, Carnival San Francisco, and How Weird Street Fair are some famous events in which the neighborhoods present their exclusive identity with local art, live entertainment, and yummy street food.
Excellent Zoo and Botanical Garden
The varying climate conditions allow the growth of plants found globally, including plants no longer found in their native habitats. The Botanical Garden in San Francisco is recognized for its varied and distinctive botanical collections, where you can experience nature and learn about the plants and the environment.
The zoo in San Francisco is an urban oasis and a home to a thousand endangered, rescued, and exotic animals from more than 250 species.
Get out on the Water
San Francisco offers breathtaking boat tours, from sailboat excursions to sunset cruises. Golden Gate Bay Cruise is the most famous cruise and a must if you’re a first-time visitor since it offers an incredible overview of the San Francisco Bay, both from a historical and sightseeing perspective. This cruise leaves from Fisherman’s Wharf a few times a day.
It’s even better if you choose the Golden Gate Whale Watch tour that takes you into the bay to see dolphins, humpback whales, porpoises, harbor seals, dolphins, and other sea life creatures. This two and half hour excursion departs twice on weekdays and three times on weekends. Tickets start at $45 for adults.
San Francisco’s Food Scene
If you were looking for an extraordinary culinary city, look no more – San Francisco’s restaurants are a hedonist’s delight. Classic spots are Zuni Café and Cotogna, which have outdoor tables available. If you want to try something local and special off the beaten path, grab a bite or a drink from one of the many rotating food trucks at SOMA Street Food Park on 11th Street.
In addition to enjoying fine dining throughout San Francisco, we advise you to take time for a trip to Northern California Wine Country. The number of tours of Sonoma and Napa vineyards is endless. Vineyard experiences vary, so as you wine, choose your vineyard carefully if you are a serious wine lover.
To wrap up
San Francisco offers many attractions, things to do, and unique food places. This magical place always offers something exciting and new! It’s home to all types of people, from all walks of life. And if that isn’t an incentive enough, the famous big red bridge and delicious food will make you wish you had more days to spend there.