I totally can’t wait to re-visit San Francisco. I stayed for 7 days. However, you really only need 4 full days to see the top must do’s, as it’s a small yet beautiful city! Less than 1 Million peeps live in San Fran. I highly advise to prepare your muscles for a lot of up hill walking, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a city with tons of hills literally everywhere. I loved it! I guess I’m so use to (Toronto) my home town being flat.
1.) Twin Peaks
One of the best views of San Francisco. Nice place to hike, even for beginners. I like how they have stairs going up the mountain, along with a clean automated washroom. If you love catching sunsets, this is the perfect way to do it!
2.) Golden Gate Bridge
Absolutely stunning views! The longest main suspension bridge span in the world. I highly suggest to rent bikes to fully take in the scenery and ride the ferry back! Set 3-4 hours aside for this on a beautiful day, you won’t regret it. If I could do this on a regular basis, I so would!
3.) Golden Gate Park
One of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen! Sadly, there are no palm trees where I live. It was amazing. The Golden Gate park for San Francisco is like the Central Park for New York city. There are tons of beautiful gardens; Japanese Tea Garden, Botanical Garden and Conservatory of Flowers. If you are an outdoor person like me, you will love it!
4.) Pier 39
One of my favorite touristy spots in San Francisco. Lots to see and do. If you’re into seafood, they have lots of delicious restaurants that come with breathtaking scenic views. You’re able to see the sea lions, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge in the distance.
6.) Fishermans Warf
This is connected to Pier 39. I had a lovely time walking around here. Tons of fun shops, good places to eat and beautiful scenery. It really is a magnificent touristy attraction.
Plenty of gems hidden here! San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia. It is also the oldest in North America.
7.) Alcatraz Island
Some of America’s most well-known criminals were inmates here, including Al Capone and the “Birdman,” who would later form the basis for the fictional movie The Birdman of Alcatraz. Apparently it’s haunted! Spooky vibes.