San Francisco Holidays - Holidays to California
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 16, 2009
San Francisco holidays
San Francisco, California, is one of the most amazing cities in America, with a great vibe and many fine attractions to visit, holidays in the crown jewel of the Bay Area are always fun. With great buildings and a fabulous hilly landscape, you’ll find that your own experiences in San Fran will be better than those you’ve seen on the big screen...
The standout landmark in a city filled with sights is of course the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. You can’t appreciate the iconic feat of masterful engineering until you have walked across the beautifully crafted bridge. Once you reach the other side, rest your feet in the lovely surroundings of the Golden Gate Park. A short ferry away from the mainland lies the legendary prison Alcatraz, with its cells open for tours to the public. Here a handy guide will fill you in on the history of the most famous prison in the world, and also give you the lowdown on some of its more colourful inhabitants, including the fabled Birdman.
For shopping, take the cable car into Union Square to stroll around the department stores and well known shops. You’ll also find lots of bars and restaurants in the Square so unwind after the shops with a nice drink. Union Square isn’t the only place you can get good food from, the whole of San Francisco has an excellent multi-cultural vibe to it, which means the range of dining is very diverse. From Italian to Oriental to Latino and back to classic American there’s something here whatever your tastes may be.
What To Do
An iconic location, San Francisco has been an inspiration for everyone from Hollywood to the Beat generation writers. Check out their old haunts and wander around savouring the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Union Square attracts many bargain hunters with its multitude of shops, Nob Hill, Pacific Heights and Russian Hill are places to see and be seen, while Fisherman's Wharf offers trips to Alcatraz Island. Don’t forget to walk across Golden Gate Bridge and while away some relaxing hours in Golden Gate Park.
Where To Eat
Fusion cooking put San Francisco restaurants on the map, while niche eateries such as the quirky Stinking Rose garlic specialists are well worth a look. From Thai to Italian, Japanese to Indian there are restaurants to suit every taste. It's always worth visiting old favourites such as Hard Rock Cafe on San Francisco Virgin holidays too.Fusion cooking put San Francisco restaurants on the map, while niche eateries such as the quirky Stinking Rose garlic specialists are well worth a look. From Thai to Italian, Japanese to Indian there are restaurants to suit every taste. It's always worth visiting old favourites such as Hard Rock Cafe on San Francisco Virgin holidays too.
Where To Stay
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf
Argonaut Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, fisherman's wharf
Westin St Francis
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