San Francisco is one of the most important cities in California and an essential stop when travelling to the west coast of the United States. San Francisco has a mild climate in winter, but in summer it is cool, so you'll enjoy a comfortable temperature for a busy holiday, because in this great little city there is a lot to do.
One of the greatest advantages of the city is the San Francisco International Airport, which receives millions of travellers from all the world every year. At San Francisco Airport you can rent a car at a very low price if you book it early.
The Golden Gate is the unmistakable icon of San Francisco and one of the most visited in the United States. Tourist from anywhere in the world take pictures of this landmark majestic bridge everyday.
The Golden Gate is famous as a masterpiece of engineering and construction, as it rose in the mid-30s, when the constraints in building a 1.5 km bridge over the sea were much higher. The bridge connects the Bay Area with the north of San Francisco, many visitors cross the bridge by bicycle or on foot to reach a small northern town called Sausalito north.
The trip to the Golden Gate by bike is an experience not to be missed. Near Fisherman's Wharf you will find companies renting bikes. Electric bikes are cutting edges, making the ride more comfortable, and more expensive ...
From Downton to the Golden Gate there are bike paths and inside the bridge there is a separate area to move with the bike, so the ride is suitable for the whole family. Across the bridge, about 20 minutes by bike you get to Sausalito, worth seeing for its sea and the atmosphere of a fishing village.
Alcatraz Island is located off the northern part of the city and it became famous for having the safest US federal prison. The best way to get there is by ferry and then you can take a tour inside the jail. You will probably not see Al Capone there anymore, but there is still something that will give you creep.
Another tourist attraction is Coit Tower, from where you have amazing views of the bay and the bridge. The tower is in North Beach, one of the most elegant areas of San Francisco. So from there you can go to Little Italy and Chinatown, places of obligatory stop in almost every major American cities.