San Francisco Travel Guide

golden-gate-bridge“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” -Mark Twain

Mark Twain is not alone in his feelings towards San Francisco. Long before Tony Bennett sang “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” people have been falling in love with this city by the bay.

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf/Golden Gate National Recreation Area makes the list of America’s top 10 tourist attractions, but there is much more to see than Fisherman’s Wharf (which most locals avoid).

San Francisco gets over 15 million visitors a year according to the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. Also according to the same source:

Top 5 reasons to visit San Francisco:

  1. Atmosphere & Ambiance
  2. Restaurants
  3. Scenic Beauty
  4. Diversity
  5. Weather

Leading attractions visited:

  1. Fisherman’s Wharf
  2. Cable Car Ride
  3. Golden Gate Bridge
  4. Golden Gate Park
  5. Ferry Building

Trip Preparation

7 Things You Should Pack/Bring When You Travel To San Francisco


Amateur Traveler podcast

The following episode of the Amateur Traveler have dealt with San Francisco:

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