The youthful city of San Francisco is located at the central coast of California, 350 miles from Los Angeles. Not as fast as New York or glamorous as Los Angeles, this beautiful city gives you a very relaxing and comfortable environment.
The best time to visit San Francisco is in the fall. From September to November you will find the weather a bit warmer than rest of the year and a clear sky would encourage you to explore. The hotel prices are reasonable here. You would be able to find a sixty to seventy dollar hotel any time in the year.
June to August is the time when people start pouring into the city and hotel prices rise. If you are planning to visit during this time of the year you would need to make prior reservations for hotels. The best place to stay in San Francisco would be Union Square. This place is filled with hotels, restaurants, cable cars, taxis and it is always awake. It would be comparatively easier to move around the city from this area than any other area.
There is no need to have your own vehicle to explore this beautiful city. Grab a coat and start walking; this would be the most wonderful way of traveling within the city. Also public transportation here is too good. If you think you are going to travel a lot, get yourself a MUNI Passport, for one, three or seven days unlimited rides for twenty to forty dollars. Also there are some other payment options provided by MUNI- San Francisco public Transportation System where travelers are allowed unlimited free ride along with some free passes for some tourist spots.
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This is the city where you gain a few pounds. The foods are unbelievable and the list is huge. I would suggest trying the $65 Rossini sandwich at Union Square at least once. It is costly, but believe me…worth it. There are also some other ‘out of the world’ dishes, including deserts. But for an average breakfast-lunch-supper total cost would be like around twenty five to thirty dollars per person a day if you are not having anything lavish or fancy.
To get a mesmerizing view of the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, visit the most awesomest place of San Francisco. The three miles long and one mile wide bridge was opened in 1937.
If you are staying at Union Square, you can get into the 30-Stockton bus and reach Chestnut & Laguna Streets from Stockton & Sutter Streets. Then transfer to the 28-19th Avenue bus that will take you at the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion. For toll fees and more information:
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You certainly heard the name of this infamous and somewhat mysterious prison somewhere along the way. This place is with a great historical significance.
From Union Square you can walk to Market Street. There you would be able to catch the historic F Line Streetcars. Then head towards the Ferry Building directions. The stop is in the median across from the cable car turnaround which will take you to Pier 33.
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The famous and iconic park of San Francisco is a great place for strolling and some relaxing time. It also includes several other sights: de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers and Stow Lake. To get here you can take- Muni: N and Bus: 5, 7, 18, 21, 28, 29, 33, 44
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The idea of Exploratorium is to spread knowledge and ‘exploring the world through science, art, and human perception’. The term that used to describe this place is ‘public learning laboratory’. This Place was founded by Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the lead scientist of Manhattan Project, US nuclear bomb making project. It is located at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero. If you are at the Union Square from Market Street, you can board the F-line and ride past the Ferry Building to Green Street.
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Coit Tower is also referred as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower. It is a 210-foot long tower in the Telegraph Hill, which allows tits visitors to get a splendid view of the city. It is open every day from 10AM to 5PM. The entry fee in the elevators for adult is $8 and for children is $5.
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