San Francisco Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in San Francisco in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in San Francisco. These are the most preferred places to visit in San Francisco in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in San Francisco may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of San Francisco.

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  • First time visitor and looking for travel ideas
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Popular San Francisco Itineraries for 1 Day

Recent Itineraries for 1-Day Trip

Choose an itinerary from these recent 1-day trip plans to San Francisco created by our users. These itineraries will have trending points of interest that you may easily visit in 1 day.

A Day in San Francisco - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

San Francisco is the city of dreams, the city of the laid-back, and those who want to soar too. It is this vibe of the city that draws people from all over the country and even abroad into its cafes and streets. One day in San Francisco is not at all enough for you to soak in its vibe, let alone tour it completely. But, to make the most of the limited time that you have, try and follow this plan! This 1-day itinerary- San Francisco is the best way you can get a glimpse of all the special things that the city has to offer.

Is one day enough for San Francisco?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore San Francisco? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though San Francisco is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in San Francisco could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of San Francisco, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of San Francisco, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

Average Cost Of Trip To San Francisco

The average daily price for traveling in San Francisco is USD 204. The average price of food for one day is USD 37.5. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 288.

How to spend 1 day in San Francisco?

Morning: The Golden Light

Breakfast: Home Plate- A humble diner that offers comfort food and delicious scones. Friendly atmosphere, and famous for the first meal of the day!

Set off on your 1-day tour of San Francisco by visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. To view something that has been the face of the city ever since it came into existence is a special experience! You can either view it from a distance and take in the water, city and bridge views, or even drive along it.
Next, head to Crissy Field. This neighbourhood has a number of tourist places for you to view. Since it is a waterfront neighbourhood, you can enjoy the beach and the water activities, or wander through the trails and along the promenade.

Afternoon: City Charm

Lunch: Scoma's Restaurant- A classic seafood restaurant, Scoma's Restaurant is famous, and often on the top of the list of must-try restaurants in San Francisco.

Before lunch, do pay the Palace of Fine Arts a visit.
You can spend the entire afternoon exploring Fisherman’s Wharf. The neighbourhood has a number of museums and other fun, intriguing tourist sites that you can tour all afternoon. Go window shopping and collect some souvenirs for yourself.

Evening: An Adventure

Dinner: The Italian Homemade Company- A homely restaurant, it specialises in traditional Italian flavours.

The plan for the evening can include taking the evening tour of the Alcatraz Island. Back on the mainland for dinner, you can either head to the nearby pubs or bars for a fun night or have a delicious meal at one of the top Italian restaurants of the city.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in San Francisco

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Best Hotels in San Francisco for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in San Francisco or 3 days in San Francisco. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in San Francisco.

What Next?

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