San Francisco Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


San Francisco is a spectacular, fun city on
the central coast of California about 350 miles from L.A.. It’s bursting with a youthful energy that
will guarantee you have an amazing and unforgettable adventure. On the northern end of the San Francisco peninsula, the city invites you to explore hip neighborhoods,
elegant buildings, beautiful parks and gardens, and enjoy a liberal,
relaxed atmosphere. And there’s no end of things to see. Union Square, in the heart of downtown, is
San Francisco’s finest shopping region. The neighborhood is famous for wide streets, clanging cable cars and some amazing shopping. And don’t forget about the Square itself,
which is a great place to sit back, relax and do some serious people-watching. Just a few minutes north, San Francisco’s
Chinatown is 8 blocks of bustling activity with storefronts and alleyways selling all
manner of strange and exotic goods. One of the largest Chinese communities in
the US, San Francisco’s Chinatown is filled with exotic sights and sounds and
a little bit of eastern mystique. Less than a mile to the east, the Embarcadero
is a busy waterfront roadway that runs right around the port area, with some of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, including Market Street, the Bay Bridge and
the San Francisco Ferry Building. Fisherman’s Wharf is at the northern end of
the Embarcadero and has a great assortment of shops, bars
and restaurants, and is right on the bay. Here you can grab a relaxed meal and a cool
drink and be entertained by colorful street performers, or just enjoy the views along the waterfront. A short stroll away is Pier 39 which has some
of the best views of San Francisco Bay, and a resident sea lion community that has
been basking in the sun at the Pier for more than 20 years. The island fortress of Alcatraz sits ominously
in the bay and is now a popular attraction, with tours
departing from Fisherman’s Wharf several times a day. Up until 1963, The Rock was home to America’s
hardest prisoners but where there was once only concrete, steel
and barbed wire, there are now gardens and wildflowers. If you listen carefully, the eerie passages
and cramped cells still echo with footsteps from the past. Not far from downtown is the Haight-Ashbury
district where Victorian-styled buildings echo with memories of the hippy days of the
60s. There are still many pockets of counterculture
where the Summer of Love lives on, and cafés, smoke shops and music stores still
sell peace and love. Halfway between Fisherman’s Wharf and the
Golden Gate Bridge is the Palace of Fine Arts. A survivor from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo,
and built in the Beaux-Arts style, it’s covered in greenery and surrounded by
a peaceful lagoon. It’s a perfect place for a quiet afternoon
stroll. At more than a thousand acres, Golden Gate
Park stretches almost halfway across the peninsula and contains the Conservatory
of Flowers and the tranquil Japanese Tea Garden. The park is the perfect place to enjoy the
outdoors, or just relax and recharge in some peaceful
surroundings. The Golden Gate Bridge sits majestically over
the mouth of the bay, and invites millions of visitors to the city
each year. Almost 2 miles long and 750 feet high, the Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco
to the nearby Marin Headlands. The pedestrian walkway spanning the length
of the bridge is a superb way to see sweeping views across the bay and out
over the Pacific Ocean. Baker Beach is located just to the west of
the Golden Gate Bridge and has spectacular views across the mouth
of the bay to the distant Marin Headlands. It enjoys a reputation as San Francisco’s
best sandy beach, but the views alone are worth the trip. Just north of San Francisco in Marin County, the ancient redwoods of Muir Woods National
Monument tower up to 260 feet high with some dating back almost 800 years. Local rangers can provide guided tours along
pathways that loop through the forest, or visitors can enjoy the hush sounds of nature and explore one of America’s natural treasures
at their own pace. On the eastern side of Marin County is the
charming bayside hamlet of Sausalito. In its early days it was a small artist colony, but now it’s a relaxed bayside community filled
with cafés and art galleries. A short stroll down any street will bring
you to some of the most beautiful views across
the bay. And over there, in the distance, beckoning like a siren’s song is dazzling
San Francisco – tempting you back for another taste. A temptation you’ll find hard to resist�

100 Replies to “San Francisco Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. There is another side to the city and it is ugly. In our last, and final visit, to San Francisco my family had to endure the following: as my wife was getting our three year old son out of our car to have lunch in China Town, a homeless man walked up to the passenger side of the car and urinated on the wheel. I yelled at him and he just laughed. Later that same day, while walking to China Town, a homeless man lunged out of a doorway and attacked my eleven year old son. The man was swearing at my son and growling. On our way to watch the Chinese New Year parade, every doorway we passed smelled of urine. The final insult was having to step over human feces on the sidewalk. All of this took place in 1994. We have never gone back. Now look at the city. There are actual poop maps showing the worst areas for poop covered sidewalks. There is a reason the city is decaying. Do you know why?

  2. You forgot to tell people about all the feces in the streets , beggars , drug addicts and queers . Bring hip boots , a cloths pin for your nose and welding glasses for children so your kids won’t have to endure the vile perverts walking around displaying their penis’ .

  3. Kinda weird how all comments on this video are old….. where’s all the recent ones? I wonder why there aren’t any…….

  4. It's​ quite balanced with pros and cons, with the cons outwaying a bit in the moment, however is beautiful to visit just take precautions and soon to go through big improvement, to me…. I grew up in a shithole beautiful city that's waaay worse than SF so nothing that would surprise me

  5. San Francisco is a mess, drug addicts everywhere and they go to the bathroom on the sidewalks and shoot up everywhere.
    They have tents all over the place and pan handle on sidewalks and on the streets.
    It is a mess, no different then a third world city.

  6. Seattle used to be my favorite US city, until I met San Francisco. The only thing that bothered me was the public transportation.

  7. I love the colors brown and orange mixed in the feces and hyperdermic caps everywhere…… It's like the leaves changing in the fall, in the mountains……

  8. Modern day shithole. Look what the libtards created. Was one a beautiful city. Crime out of control homeless drug infested on the street. Hey this is great for tourism! Mexifornia a true success! At this point it’s gone forever.

  9. California has enacted a plastic straw ban but San Francisco hands out 400,000 plastic syringes per month for those addicted to illegal drugs.  look it up.

  10. I am a born and raised californian and San fran is definitely one of my fav cities in Cali it's so beautiful and great weather and there is so much to do

  11. You have really created a magnific video, and watching it i have dreamed to travel the world and visit these wonderful places !!!
    Congrats, Great job 👍🏻
    Greetings from Switzerland 🇨🇭

  12. Dont let the shapes of the land masses in the tba or sf bay area or even the sunshine skyway the golden gate bridge or the # of bridges in either bay area confuse you into thinking sf or tpa are sister cities either.

  13. I can't believe people have forgotten how expensive San Fransicsco is. It is the most expensive city in north America and one of the most expensive in the world. Beautiful but too expensive

  14. Drivers in San Francisco careful cross walking. They are not giving they're idiot the pedestrians doesn't have the right of way.

  15. THIS PLACE REMINDS ME OF THE SCENE FROM THE DREAMWORKS FILM MONSTERS VS ALIENS AND SAN FRANCISCO WAS PART OF THE WE BARE BEARS EPISODE CHLOE AND ICE BEAR

  16. I would love to go to Boston America , but I’m a wheelchair user , will I expect any difficulties? Any help would be wonderful!

  17. Thanks for all the info, really useful for good travel, thanks for all the effort that you do to help us. I will be looking forward to see your next videos
    . and i recommend for you the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aM0hreK_Ic

  18. We just went here and as I always say, “ this is my future hometown”! I just love San Francisco! So many things I’m sooo In love with this place! The perfect weather, food, water, the bridge, all the things that you can do etc! Ohhh I can name so many….

  19. Bruh I live in here SF and they legit showed less than 50% of the city, although to be fair the parts they didn’t show aren’t really worth showing

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    https://youtu.be/srP7RFVdjWc.

  21. I grew up in the Bay area. Going back next week after 21 years! I can't wait to visit San Francisco!

  22. San Francisco and Los Angeles Chinatown and gold on bridge gorgeous America beautiful states san francisco and Los Angeles i from indian

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