San Francisco is one of our favorite cities. Friendly people, ocean views, green parks, cultural centers, and fun architecture. San Francisco has got it going on. This city is a delight.

It’s a totally fun city with nightlife and a great music scene. With funky jazz shows to rock shows. There’s a show out there for everyone. Fisherman’s wharf to the golden gate bridge. And so much in between. San Francisco is a great hub for sightseeing. Just a heads up this is one city that feels like you’re always walking uphill, no matter which way you are going.  Uphill both ways. 

Visiting San Francisco can get a little pricey, so be prepared to open your wallet. It’s worth every penny to visit. 

Neighborhoods

San Francisco has many different and diverse neighborhoods from the Financial District to Chinatown and Union Square to Fisherman’s Wharf. Each one of these neighborhoods in San Francisco has something special and unique to offer than the one before it. They all have their own identity and character that none share in common with each other.

It’s easy to see why this old mining town turned tech hub city has attracted such a diverse range of people. There is history and character on every street corner. Here are the neighborhoods that we enjoyed.

Get out and find your favorite part of the city!

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular neighborhoods in San Francisco. This bustling part of town is right along the waterfront, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as well as the whole Bay Area.

Full of fish markets and seafood stalls this is an area of town to get your oyster fix in. With fun street bars and cool shops, you can enjoy a full day in this area. Grab yourself a clam chowder in a bread bowl – that’s our recommendation. 

Nob Hill

Nob Hill, a San Francisco neighborhood, that has a sense of class and wealth. With luxury hotels and top-rated restaurants, this is a more expensive and affluent part of the city, with amazing views in the heart of the city it’s worth stopping by for a photo opt. 

North Beach

North Beach is right on the water and is home to “Little Italy” and is walking distance to two other notable neighborhoods, Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown. 

This oceanside neighborhood offers amazing ocean views, affordable accommodation and a down to earth living atmosphere. Skip on over to Pier 39 for some sight seeing and a kid friendly area. Don’t forget to stop by watch the sea lions hanging out getting some afternoon rays.  

SoMa

The SoMa, South of Market, neighborhood in San Francisco is a huge cultural hub. With bustling nightlife and multiple museums, there is lots to check out!

This area has multiple sub-neighborhoods such as South Beach, Rincon Hill, and Yerba Beuna. There is lots of history dating back to the 1800s to learn about. So give yourself plenty of time to explore.

While you’re in the area, check out the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It’s a must-see!

Haight -Ashbury

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco is home to many hippies and colorful Victorian homes. The area exudes a laid back vibe. Sitting at the east end of the Golden Gate Park Haight-Ashbury was the birthplace of the hippie love movment in the 1960’s. It has lots to offer and things to see and do on a budget.

It’s a fun area to explore so make sure you give yourself enough time to see it all. 

Richmond District 

Right in between Golden Gate Park and Presidio of San Francisco, the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco is almost completely surrounded by nature. It is a large neighborhood encompassing four other neighborhoods, Lake Street, Inner Richmond, Outer Richmond and Central Richmond.  This district is know to be family friendly and has lots of nature hiking to be had here. 

Check out some world class parks and enjoy some of those California sunsets or early morning sunrises. Don’t forget your camera for some great photo of the Golden Gate Bridge to the north and or city back drops to the East.

Chinatown

San Francisco has the largest and oldest Chinatown in North America. While walking through the street you feel truly immersed in Chinese culture, customs and language. Grab some dumplings and some chow mein for lunch, or grab some dim sum for a Chinese style breakfast. 

Make sure you stop by Dragon’s Gate for a cool photo opportunity!

Accommodation

Accommodation is never that cheap and often the most expensive part of any trip and San Francisco is no exception. Here are some hostels to give your feet a break from all the walking and hopefully your wallet.

Hostels / Hotels / Other

The HI Hostels 3 locations

The Hi – Fisherman Wharf Hostel

240 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

Neighborhood: Marina District

With ocean views of the bay, this chill hostel is in a great location close to lots of amenities. You will have great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. 

With dorm and private rooms, there are lots of options. Check out becoming a HI Hostels member and get the card for some future discounts.  

Downtown Hostel

312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Neighborhood: Tenderloin

A hostel with a great location and close to lots of sights and entertainment.  The artsy area of the city with lots of music options from nightclubs to concert halls. this is a historic part of the city.

With dorm and private rooms, there are lots of options. Check out becoming a HI Hostels member and get the card for some future discounts.  

City Center Hostel

685 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Neighborhood: Tenderloin

In the center of the city, this hostel is walking distance from lots of great sights like Chinatown and union square. close to little Saigon and great American concert hall.

With dorm and private rooms, there are lots of options. Check out becoming a HI Hostels member and get the card for some future discounts.  

The Music City Hostel

1353 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Neighborhood: Polk Gulch

Be part of the city’s music scene with this trendy hostel. Situated in a really nice area, this space is great for exploring the city as well as not breaking the bank. This hostel sits on top of a music studio.

Green Tortoise Hostel

494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Neighborhood: North Beach

The Green Tortoise Hostel has been called one of San Francisco’s party hostels. You’re sure to have a good time out on the town with new friends staying in this hostel. Plus, there’s lots of good food around, making this a great spot for your stay in the city.

USA Hostels San Francisco

711 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States

Neighborhood: Lower Nob Hill

Great for walking around close to union square and Chinatown. It is a great hostel to meet local travelers. This hostel has a great lounge and games room for hanging out with your new friends. The area is full of things to do at night; bars, clubs, and live music.

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel

680 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States

Neighborhood: Financial District

Small and cozy this hostel makes you feel right at home. Minutes away from historical Chinatown and the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, as well as super close to the cable cars. One of the best hostels in the city 

Motel Capri

2015 Greenwich St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States

This isn’t a hostel but a motel, the staff are friendly. This is a great place for couples who want some more space and a nice king bed to share. Close to lots of sights to see, such as Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Presidio of San Francisco.

Find a room on hotel.com here!

Booking.com

Check out HotelTonight.com and use coupon code LYFEPYLE on the mobile app to get $30 off! They upload new deals every day at noon. 

Food, Eating, And Alcohol

Where to Shop for Groceries

Rainbow Grocery
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

With a great variety of organic and veggie options, this grocer has items in bulk. This place is very well priced.

Haight Street Market
1530 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, United States

Popular in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood this grocer is a staple in the community.  Deli, wine, cheese, and great produce what more do you want.

Bi-Rite Market
3639 18th St (Btwn Guerrero & Oakwood St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States

This SanFrancisco grocery store is home to great homemade baked items and organic produce as well as some good deals on meat.

The Market
1355 Market St Ste 100 (at 10th St), San Francisco, CA 94103, United States

Self-serving counters with amazing grub and an excellent organic and veggie section. known for its pre-made goodies.

Trader Joe’s
Multiple locations

An American favorite grocery store, known for having signature items found nowhere else.

Costco
Multiple locations

One of America’s favorite grocery chains Costco has cheap prices but requires you to have a yearly membership.

Safeway
Multiple locations

Always a safe bet if you are just grabbing a few staples. Just your typical grocery store chain with all the needs for your home.

Eating Out

San Francisco is a delight when it comes to cuisine, with influence from around the world. The city has some world-class dining opportunities that few cities can compete with. The city also offers up some variety of inexpensive dining experiences that won’t break the bank. 

Some of the local’s favorite places are:

Tommy’s Joynt

1101 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94109

Serving up American Favorites, this San Francisco joint has fun decor and a good beer selection.  This cozy restaurant has been pleasing the appetites of locals for years.

La Taqueria

2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

One of the top-rated Mexican spots in the whole city got to stop here for your authentic Mexican food. La Taqueria is a local favorite.

HRD

521A 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94107

HRD brings flavors from Korea and Japan to Mexican and infused them together offering a casual fusion dining experience.

The Codmother Fish and Chips

496 Beach St. San Francisco, CA 94133

A food truck offering San Franciscan a taste of Great Britain. This spot serves up some of the tastiest fish and chips on the west coast.

Basa Seafood Express

3064 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This unsuspecting seafood restaurant also doubles as a fish market, with a great calm chowder and other fishy favorites this is a seafood lover’s hidden treasure.

Good Mong Kok Bakery

1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

This place is a favorite in Chanina town serving up awesome dim sum and other goodies this Chinese bakery is another local favorite.

Hot Spud

2640 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133

This potato focused fast-food spot offers a great choice for our veggie friends and is very tasty. With other delights such as salads and soups.  this is a unique place and worth checking out if you’re in the city.

This casual cafe offers quick-service baked potatoes, a toppings bar, soups & salads. 

Taqueria Cancun

2288 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Open late this Mexican place is known to have some amazing burritos. This is a great place to enjoy some really good Mexican food at a reasonable price.

Yummy Yummy

1015 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

standard Vietnamese style restaurant offering up all of your favorite Vietnamese favorites from pho to salad rolls. This is a great place for a big bowl of pho on a wet and cold San Fran winter day.

Dumpling Specialist

1123 Taraval St. San Francisco, CA 94116

Some of the best dumplings you will have outside of Asia. This little restaurant serves up big flavors from rice dish and mouth-watering dumplings.

Good Luck Dim Sum

736 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94118

Super popular with locals, this Chinese restaurant is a cheap spot to get full with amazing dim sum.

Zen Yai Thai

771 Ellis St. San Francisco, CA 94109

A cheap Thai restaurant with tons of changing and rotating specials. offering a little taste of Thailand in the bay.

Saigon Sandwich

560 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102

This Vietnamese restaurant has some of the best Viet subs in the city. Great fresh ingredients and good space this for sure is a great spot for some cheap food well in San Fran.

Golden Boy Pizza 

542 Green St. San Francisco, CA 94133

Some of the top-rated pizza for the bay area this is a good quick bite.  It’s a funky place so stop by and grab a fast bite and be on your way to explore more of the city.

Alcohol 

Alcohol is sold everywhere in San Francisco grocery stores corner stores and gas stations. You’re never too far from a drink.

But watch out drinking in public is out of the question; Or is it. 

Check our friends page out to see more about the drinking laws in California.

Find out more!

Price Ranges

San Francisco is one of the United States more expensive cities. The city is famous for all of the giant companies that call the city home like Twitter, Uber, Wells Fargo,  Levis Strauss & Co, and Visa all call the city home. These are just a few for the city with many more and lots of other having major head offices in the city as well. No wonder why it starts to get a little bit on the pricey side. But you are able to travel the city on a budget as well.

Getting Around 

 

Getting around San Francisco is made easy with a great transit system. It’s one of the better systems in the United States. There are lots of ride-sharing options and it’s easily one of the most walkable cities in California if you don’t mind hills. This city makes getting from A to B easy and safe.

Walking

San Francisco has great walkability. That is if you’re not afraid of some steep uphill treks. But trust us, the hills make for great photo stopping points while you catch your breath.

The city is stunning with water on three sides and mountains/hills strung along the sides. It is a picture-perfect place to walk. Beaches and great vantage points.

The city is densely populated which has made for some beautiful public spaces and interesting architecture. It’s all different, from neighborhood to neighborhood which makes walking through each one an adventure.

Make sure you bring some good walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Public transportation

BART (Rail Metro)

The BART, or the Bay Area Rapid Transit, is the metro train service in the San Francisco Bay Area connecting the cities in the area together. Each ride is about $2.60, check out the clipper card for more discounts.

To get into the city from the airport, use the BART, it’s cheaper than a taxi or a rideshare company. A one way trip from the airport to downtown will cost you just under 10 dollars. And for the roundtrip about 20 dollars. 

For more information on the BART here is their website.

Muni (Busses and city transit)

The Muni is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency(SFMTA.) They are the main transit company you will likely be using while in the city. The Muni runs all of the bus, streetcars, trains and the famous cable cars.

Check out Muni Mobile for a payment option or use your Clipper Card. 

Must pay with exact change if using cash.

The Clipper Card allows you to use various modes of public transportation throughout San Francisco. This card will grant you access to Muni buses, Muni Metro, BART, and cable cars for a cheaper fee as an incentive for using the card.

Learn more here.

Bikes and Scooters

A great way to get around San Francisco on a budget is with one of the many bike and scooter options the city has to offer. Ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge and have a picnic. Or scoot down to pier 39 or union square for some touristy shenanigans.

This Tech hub of a city offers a ton of different options when it comes to other modes of transportation. With Bike and scooter share companies aplenty, the city has tons to offer its residents and visitors.

Electric Scooters Companies

Uber Jump – $0.33 per minute of riding. Learn more here.

Lime – $1.00 to unlock the scooter + $0.29 per minute of ride time. (Price can vary depending on the day of the week and time of day.)

See website here.

Ford’s Spin – $1.00 to unlock the scooter + 0.15-.033 per minute.

See website here.

Bike Share Companies

Uber Jump – $3.00 for your first 20 minutes, $0.15 for each subsequent minute.

Learn more here.

Ford’s Spin – $1.00 for every 30 minutes of use.

See website here.

Lyft Bay Wheels – $3.00 for the first 30 minutes, $2.00 for each additional 15 minutes. 

See website here.

Driving

Driving in the city can be a little stressful, with big hills, steep embankments and lots of pedestrians, it can make for a tense day behind the wheel if you aren’t used to it. The city doesn’t require a car with all the great public transportation options and the accessibility of Uber and Lyft makes getting around a breeze within the city center.

If you are planning on venturing out of the city to Napa for some wine tasting a car would be ideal. Or getting a driver to go over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is recommended so that you can take in the views. 

Renting a car 

With so many car rental companies offering virtually the same deal and changing rates day by day it’s best to check out Expedia for the best rates for your travel dates. 

Car sharing

Ride-Sharing is extremely accessible in the city with most trips costing under 20 dollars. The city is where Uber and Lyft both have their headquarters.

Attractions

Things to see and do

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark in San Francisco. The bridge is the entrance into San Francisco from the Pacific Ocean, it was named one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” by the American Society of Civil Engineers and is considered one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. It is quite a site to see!

Construction started: January 5, 1933-1937
Total length: 2,737 m
Height: 227 m
Elevation: 67 m

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, CA 94133

Alcatraz is a small island in the Bay, just north of San Francisco. It used to be a maximum-security prison facility up until the 70s. Take a tour of the island and learn about the history of Alcatraz.

See tours here.

Pier 39

Pier 39 is a popular tourist attraction with many shops, including one massive candy store, and lots of restaurants. You can also stop by the northwest end of the pier, grab a seat on the bleachers and watch the sea lions soak up the sun.

Union Square

Union Square is a large plaza in the center of downtown San Francisco. There’s shopping all around and plenty to eat. Or you can grab a coffee and take a seat while you take in all that’s going on around you.

There are dozens of hotels to choose from in Union Square; however, a couple of our favorites are Hotel Nikko and Hotel Zelos.

Entertainment 

 

Museums

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

One of the United States’ biggest museums of modern and contemporary art. San Francisco’s Museum of Modern art has a 30 ft living wall!

Admission is $25/adult.

See exhibits here.

De Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

The de Young Museum has beautiful collections year-round. But the best part of the museum is the 360 view from the top.

Admission is $15/adult.

See exhibits here.

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

The Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and natural history museum. It’s a lot to take in, but well worth it.

Admission is $32-40/adult depending on the day (weekends are more expensive)

See exhibits here.

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

With exhibits from all over Asia, and spanning thousands of years, the Asian Art Museum houses one of the most thorough collections in the whole world.

Admission is $25/adult

See exhibits here.

Exploratorium

Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

The Exploratorium is an interactive museum where you can go and play with the exhibits to learn in a more hands-on fashion.

Admission is $30/adult

See exhibits here.

Randall Museum

199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114

The Randall Museum hopes to spark a love of science, natural history, and art in the hearts of everyone who walks through its doors.

Admission is FREE.

See exhibits here.

Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109

For those that appreciate fine arts, the Cartoon Art Museum is a cool place to check out. They focus on the history of cartoons and comics.

Admission is $10/adult

See exhibits here.

Nightlife

Nightclubs

 

The Great Nothern 

119 Utah St, San Francisco, CA 94103

DJ’s, disco dances, Art Battles and more. The Great Northern hosts an array of shows in an awesome Art deco venue. The endup

The EndUp

401 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The EndUp is an after-hours club with a dance vibe unmatched by any other club in the city. Dance till the sun comes up at this party destination.

DNA Lounge

375 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

A little on the trashy side, but DNA Lounge has multiple crowd-pleasing regular events such as Bootie and Remedy. They also host DJs, burlesque shows and live music.

Raven Bar

1151 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

A nightclub with throwback music that everyone knows and loves. Dance the night away to some of your childhood favorites.

Cat Club

1190 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

A nightclub with throwback music that everyone knows and loves. Dance the night away to some of your childhood favorites. 

Bars and Pubs

 

Delirium

3139 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Dive Bar in the Mission District. Enjoy cheap drinks, friendly staff, and a fun crowd.

Charmaine’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge

1100 Market Street Entrance, 45 McAllister St at, San Francisco, CA 94102

A rooftop bar with a beautiful view of the city skyline. With stunning views, heaters, and fireplaces it makes for the perfect for a date night out.

Tunnel Top Lounge and Bar

601 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108

A casual, welcoming bar with happy hour is from 4:30-6:30 daily and you won’t want to miss it! $6 cocktails!

Tempest Bar & Box Kitchen

431 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Tempest boasts as “one of San Francisco’s last great dive bars.” It’s a great spot to watch the game or shoot some pool.

Smuggler’s Cove

650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

A nautical-themed bar with themed cocktails and an extensive rum list. The bar opens at 5 pm and you’ll have to get there early to get in as people line up to get into this small bar. Careful, the drinks are STRONG!

Live Music

Bottom of the Hill

1233 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

According to Rolling Stones magazine, it is “the best place to hear live music in San Francisco.” Enough said.

Amnesia Beer & Music Hall

853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Amnesia has been running for over 15 years, they host live music acts 7 nights a week from all genres. They focus on local music and craft beer and wine.

The Independent

628 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

The Independent has hosted a number of big acts as well as smaller local shows. From Pretty Lights, Foster the People, and Zedd to John Legend, The Black Eyed Peas, and Green Day. You’re sure to see a great show here.

Club Deluxe

1511 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

When you walk into Club Deluxe you may feel like you’re walking into the past. The clue has an old-timey jazz house vibe and the people dress in their best vintage get-ups nightly.

The Fillmore

1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115

 The Fillmore has a long and interesting history. It was a dance hall turned roller rink turned neighborhood club turned music venue with a few bumps along the way. It’s an amazing venue that has hosted many big names such a Bishop Briggs and Snoop Dogg.

Check it out for a great show and appreciate the history within this building.

See what’s playing. 

Annual Events

 

San Francisco Sketchfest

January-February

For two weeks, San Francisco hosts a comedy festival that shouldn’t be missed. There are multiple venues taking part in Sketchfest, so check the website below for showings. Prepare to laugh your ass off!

See showings here!

Chinese New Year Parade

January-March

The Chinese New Year celebration lasts a month. The timing differs each year as it is based on the lunar cycle.  As mentioned above, San Francisco is home to the biggest and oldest Chinatown in North America, so this festival will not disappoint.

North Beach Festival

June

The North Beach Festival is a two-day culture event where you can listen to try local food and take in the street art all while listening to live music.

Pride Parade Festival

June

San Francisco’s Pride Parade is known worldwide. It’s a weekend-long festival with over 300 exhibitions, including awesome food and great music. This festival celebrates the LGBTW community and is all about inclusivity and unleashing your inner queer. So dress up, get out there, and have fun!

Outside Lands Music Festival

August

For three days in August, San Francisco hosts it’s the biggest music festival in Golden Gate Park. This festival always has big names and is a guaranteed great time if you are a music lover.

San Francisco 49ers – Football

August-December

Go to Levi’s Stadium and catch a football game. The 49er’s got their name because of the prospectors that came during the 1849 Gold Rush.

San Francisco Giants – Baseball

April-September

Grab a hot dog and crackerjacks and enjoy a ball game at Oracle Park.

Chronicle Wine Tasting Event

February

Hosted at the Fort Mason Center, this is the world’s biggest contest of American wines. This event is about tasting food and wine, from unique oils to artisan cheese. If you’re a foodie, this wine tasting is a must.

Fireworks over the Bay

December 31st, July 4th

Every year for New Year’s Eve and July 4th San Francisco puts on beautiful firework shows over the Bay Bridge.

Clothes / Gear

San Francisco can be a little on the cooler side so grab some warmer clothing. It does get chilly out.

  • A Warm, Windproof Layer
  • Activewear
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • A Daypack
  • Layerable Outfits
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Recommended Reading

San Francisco Travel Guide by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is one of the most trustworthy travel guides around the world. We use lonely planet books for all of our travels. Their guides are the best known for being accurate. Their team of worldwide travel writers always makes for a quality read about any destination.

Check it out here!

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Based in San Francisco, the Maltese Falcon is about a detective hired to follow a man who has run off with another woman. During the peak of the climax in the novel, the main character, Sam Spade, dines at John’s Grill, a historic restaurant in San Francisco.

Infinite City by Rebecca Solnit

Infinite City is an assembly of 22 maps that are stunning works of art. The maps are accompanied by essays written by several writers that each takes a unique stance on San Francisco, as well as it’s culture and politics.

The Royal Family by William T Vollman

The Royal Family takes us through San Francisco’s underworld, full of drug addicts, sex workers, and lost souls. You will get lost in their world, following the detective trying to find the “Queen of Whores” within the City’s well-known neighborhood of Tenderloin.

The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth

The Golden Gate follows the life and loves of a group of young professionals in San Francisco seeking actualization. This book is unique for being written in verse (narrative poetry.)

Staying Safe

Though San Francisco struggles with homelessness, it is a very safe city. The most prominent form of crime is car break-ins.

Tenderloin is one of the sketchiest areas in San Francisco, filled with drug dealers and addicts; there’s lots of petty crime in this neighborhood. The main block to be aware of is at Turk & Taylor Street. You are unlikely to come across anything more than begging and maybe some verbal harassment, but stay smart in this area regardless and be aware of your surroundings. 

Take a look at Neighborhood Scout here for a more detailed look at which areas of the city to avoid and which are the safest.

San Francisco is generally a safe city, keep your valuables secure and stay alert, and you will be just fine.

Final Thoughts

We love San Francisco!

San Francisco is a wonderful city to explore with endless things to do. The city is full of history and culture and is accompanied by stunning landscapes and scenery as well as beautiful sunny weather. 

Our top picks for things to do and see in the city are Pier 39, Chinatown, The Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. 

Overall Rating for the city is

4/5

 

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