San Francisco Vacations

Written by Seth Cotterell
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As an experienced and frequent traveler, I have had the opportunity to visit many different countries and view first hand the amazing culture and diversity of this planet. I have lived in Europe and Australia and have traveled many lands in between. Of all the wonderful places I've been, I can without hesitation say that San Francisco is one of the best cities in the world, though you may want to look for discounted lodging, as the city can be a bit pricey.

San Francisco Vacation Itinerary

San Francisco hums with excitement and history. For the first time visitor there are the popular attractions of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Alcatraz. Visitors to the city will certainly want to go shopping around Union Square or down Chestnut Street and take a ride on one of San Francisco's famous cable cars.

Other visitors to the city might be more attracted to the literary history and artistic happenings San Francisco offers. You can tour North Beach and visit many of the same places frequented by the celebrated Beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. You can even take a stroll down Russell Street in Russian Hill and get a view of the house Kerouac lived in when he was crafting On the Road, but please, don't try to go inside, it is still a private residence.

To round out your trip to the city, you'll want to visit Haight Street for a glimpse of ground zero for the counterculture movement of the 1960 and the Castro, the center of San Francisco's thriving gay community. A day in Chinatown will expose you to the Asian influence so prominent in this remarkable city. Another top-notch attraction is the recently opened Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center area of town.

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