Visit San Francisco - Best of San Francisco

The commercial, cultural and financial hub of Northern California and a sole consolidated city-county of California, encompasses 46.9 square miles with a plethora of attractions to lure tourists into the magical city. The city will blur your vision not only with the blanket of fog that's spread in its atmosphere but also towards the rest of the world as you'll find everything you need to live a 365 holiday on this land. San Francisco tours lead to that fascinating bridge, which you keep seeing in the movies wishing you'd be on it someday. Your wish will be granted by this city which is home to the 'Golden gate bridge'. The city is made up of glamourous crooked Victorian rooflines and sumptuous wind-sculpted treetops. Who ever thought nature could look like this as well! The mesmerizing natural beauty of the city carries about 43 hill's in its luggage with offering a surfeit of activities like hiking. The city behaves like a threshold between extremes like the east and the west, a fairy tale and reality.

On the food front, San Francisco is replete with restaurants and midget eat outs. The city produces it's own wine which is by far one of the finest in America.  There is also organic produce sold at the famous farmer's market here. This city would obviously be an ideal getaway in an attempt to break  monotony and routine. Be it a family vacation of a romantic holiday, San Francisco will not disappoint you for sure. The city is adequate to please each of its visitor and hence sees a lot of tourists every year. If you're wondering where next can you live your perfect vacation, you sure should think no further.  A piece of nature, with a tinge of a throbbing nightlife teamed up with luscious bites and a range of hooch – that's exactly what you're served on a San Francisco holiday. Each one of you should visit San Francisco at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit San Francisco.

San Francisco Travel Tips

Essential travel information and San Francisco tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC-08:00
  • Currency: U.S Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: 230 Volts, 50 Hz. Internet : Wi-Fi
  • Languages: Filipino, Chinese, English, Vietnamese,Persian,Portuguese, Punjabi  Spanish and various other languages.
  • Security: For any assistence call 911
  • Tourist Traps:Avoid No name or discount stores that sell electronics. Fisherman's Wharf is overpriced and not worth your time and money.
  • Tipping: Tipping is necessary in the city especially at restaurants.

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San Francisco Itineraries

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San Francisco Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of San Francisco

  • Save 10% Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
    Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour493 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour. We offer the most comprehensive tour with over 20 hop-on hop-off l...

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  • Save 8% Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour
    Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour2264 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by lu...

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  • Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch
    Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch245 Reviews

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    Travel by luxury van through wine country's gorgeous vineyard-covered hills, on this day-trip to Napa and Sonoma from San Fra...

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  • Save 6% Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip1453 Reviews

    Duration: 14 Hrs

    Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5 6 hours insid...

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Facts and Stats for San Francisco*

  • Pollution Statistics in San Francisco

    Know the pollution level of San Francisco before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25.47 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.51 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.44 (Low)
  • San Francisco: Crime and Safety

    How safe is San Francisco for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in San Francisco.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.88 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.6 (High)
    • Attacks 43.7 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.48 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.22 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.68 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.54 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.26 (High)
  • Living in San Francisco - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of San Francisco is 174.96 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 33.43 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.54 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 94.25 (High)
    • Health Care Index 70.8 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.32 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.99 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in San Francisco

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Francisco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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