The city of San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. It’s a city of great tech and start-ups, diverse restaurants, fun and famous neighbourhoods, each with their unique take on the golden gate city life.
Though it’s no Los Angeles, San Francisco holds its own by giving visitors memorable experiences that they can’t really find in other cities. From their uphill streets to their ever famous Alcatraz island, here are nine things that you’ll need to see and do when you next visit this vibrant city.
Sotto Mare – the brainchild of chef Gigi Fiorucci – is one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants. The casual dining establishment is so famous that it has been long regarded as a gourmet institution amongst San Franciscans.
The speciality seafood restaurant is notorious for its incredibly long queues but the wait clearly has not deterred avid foodies from returning.
The restaurant takes immense pride in serving the “best damn crab cioppino” and if you look around, you would soon realise that is exactly what everyone came for. For the uninitiated, the cioppino is a classic San Francisco seafood stew invented and subsequently popularised by the Italian fishermen who worked at Fisherman’s wharf in the 1930s.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about northern Californian city San Francisco? We bet that it would be none other than the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.
But there is so much more to see and do besides checking out that world-famous bridge! San Francisco is lovely. Characterised by year-round fog and steep hills, The Golden Gate City is indeed one of a kind.
From the newly reopened San Francisco of Modern Art, the world’s crookedest street yet strangely photogenic Lombard Street to Fisherman’s Wharf, here are 15 Reasons to Visit San Francisco.
One of the best news we’ve received this month is knowing that United Airlines has launched its inaugural nonstop flight from Singapore to San Francisco on 03 June 2016. The Golden Gate City is now only 15 hours and 30 minutes away, and yes, it is a non-stop flight! Man, are we so done with transits!
United Airlines is the first airline to offer direct non-stop routes between these two metropoles. It is also currently the only aviation company offering a direct flight service between Singapore and the United States.
Previously, travellers would have to transit in Tokyo or Hong Kong and board a connecting flight to get to San Francisco. Thankfully, that hassle is no longer necessary.
San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, with its accommodation being the priciest across United States. Fortunately, that does not mean that touring the Californian city should cost a bomb or anything at all.
From exploring the hippie neighbourhood of Haight-Ashbury to admiring panoramic views of downtown San Francisco from the Hamon Tower, some of the best attractions you can experience in San Francisco are actually free.
Here is our guide to 7 fun free things to do in San Francisco:
San Francisco is truly a gastronomic heaven. Be it Japanese, Chinese or French patisseries and desserts, they have the best here in San Francisco to satisfy your taste buds. And thanks to the myriad of Asians that flock the land, San Francisco is home to some of the best Asian delights here in the States. It is no wonder why restaurants are one of San Francisco’s main attractions, drawing people not only from the Bay Area, but from all over the world.
Here is a list of restaurants and bakeries that you can visit during your gastronomic adventure in San Francisco.
Renowned for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and historic cable cars, San Francisco is inarguably one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. With only 49 square miles, it is one of the most compact and walk-able cities in the world (yes, the hills can be a good walk too).
Although one could walk around the entire city, roaming from neighborhood to neighborhood, in just one day, fret not as you can always find every aspect to suit your travel persona here such that you’ll never want to leave this gorgeous place.
Here is a list of some of my favorite things to do in San Francisco that will make you leave your heart in the city.