San Francisco is famed for its Bohemian style and free-thinking residents. In California's most enigmatic city, you'll find a unique culture, an eclectic mix of architecture and welcoming hotels in San Francisco.
The Golden Gate Bridge spanning the wide strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay is one of the world's most recognised icons. It's possible to walk or bike across its lengthy span, where you can admire the magnificent city skyline, the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. If the city's legendary fog isn't too thick, you can make out the penitentiary of Alcatraz, closed for prisoners in 1963 and now open to tourists.
From your hotel in San Francisco, you can explore the city on foot. When the hills get too much, jump on a cable car. Two of the three routes end up at Fisherman's Wharf, which features some of the best San Francisco hotels, numerous stands selling crab, clam chowder and oysters, and a plethora of exquisite seafood restaurants.
Don't miss vibrant Chinatown, the biggest outside of Asia. If you need a rest from sightseeing, pick up a novel in City Lights, San Francisco’s much-championed independent bookstore, and then bunker down in your San Francisco hotel.