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August 22, 2008

#FriendsTravel San Francisco, CA + the Bay Area JESS Kalinowsky JESS@FriendsTravel.com

A few years ago San Francisco was riding high on the wealth of the dot com explosion. And it showed in outrageously high priced hotels, restaurants and real estate. When the bubble burst, the city was forced to adjust. In fact, now is a great time to visit the somewhat humbler, but just as fabulous, cultural mecca of the Left Coast. Hotels and restaurants have lowered their prices, making it easier to enjoy a weekend here. One of the best things about San Francisco is that you can be in a museum in the morning and on a mountain in the afternoon. Mind-expanding cultural attractions exist alongside invigorating outdoor activities. Gaze at the work of Jackson Pollock at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the morning and then head to Muir Woods to peer up at gigantic redwoods in the afternoon. From the hippie haunts of Haight-Ashbury to the colorful Victorian architecture of the predominantly gay Castro District, and from Japantown to Chinatown, San Francisco is all about neighborhoods. Each has a distinct look and vibe. You could easily spend a day in each or hop on a streetcar to sample a few.

Things to Do in San Francisco

  • One-Day Itinerary from Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Day Trip to Muir Woods
  • City Segway Tours
  • War Memorial Opera House
  • Alcatraz
  • Sea Lions at Pier 39
  • Tarot Readings
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Nightlife
FriendsTravel STRONGLY recommends pre-arranging the “must see” trips in advance of arrival in San Francisco so you will not take the chance of it being ‘sold out’ when you get there.

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