San Francisco Tourism, California

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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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 26.04 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.3 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.72 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.91 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.09 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.4 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.48 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (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 43.98 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.4 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.58 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.97 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.89 (High)
    • Attacks 42.34 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.58 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.98 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.44 (High)
  • Living in San Francisco - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of San Francisco is 170.37 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.72 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 34 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.61 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 97.33 (High)
    • Health Care Index 71.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.9 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.57 (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 42.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55 USD

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

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