San Francisco sits within seven square miles on a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic cityscapes and stupendous views that are known the world over. But much as plunging hills, cable cars, and – perhaps most iconic of all – the Golden Gate Bridge, represent the city, it is the energetic, free-thinking, can-do populace that really makes the place what it is.

This is an extremely energetic city with vigorous arts, culture, culinary and nightlife scenes. Its size makes it easy to explore and an efficient public transport system coupled with very busy traffic means that you are probably better off without a car. Accommodation here is excellent with world class hotels offering a wide range of food and drink to accommodate all.

The most popular tourist attractions here are the Golden Gate Bridge (a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean and which looks stunning at sunrise and sunset), Golden Gate Park (a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds accommodating museums, floral attractions, tea gardens, memorials, lakes and even a stadium) and Fisherman’s Warf (One of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in the western United States, Fisherman’s Wharf is best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Centre and restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood).

To find out the best time to visit USA and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Sally our USA luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100