San Francisco, a picturesque city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, boasts some of America’s most impressive waterfront views, a food scene that has some calling it the food capital of America, and vibrant neighbourhoods to while away long afternoons. Visitors are simply spoilt for choice in San Francisco, and with such an abundance of things to do, it’s hard to know where to start. Perhaps an early morning walk along the bayside promenade at Embarcadero that stretches all the way to the Golden Gate Park. Or you could take a day trip by boat to America’s once most notorious prison, Alcatraz. A short 2 hour drive from the city are the wineries of the world famous Napa Valley, while in San Francisco itself, there are numerous vibrant neighbourhoods, including Chinatown, the oldest in North America, Fisherman’s Wharf, set on the city’s waterfront, and the Mission District, home to the city’s best restaurants, bars and bakeries. Whatever you are looking for from this varied and characterful city, Brightsun Travel offers a variety of cheap holidays to San Francisco to suit your budget, with many hotel and flight options to work around every traveller.
Weekends in San Francisco are well worth considering, for this is when the city loves to show off its food markets. A visit to the Saturday farmer’s market at the Ferry Building is a food lover’s delight, where you could bump into some of the city’s best chefs and taste some of the region’s best produce. Plus there’s the Alemany farmer’s market, the oldest in California. Getting around San Francisco is easy with its historic cable cars, an attraction in itself, and walking trails that will take you past some of the most spectacular vistas in America including the pristine Golden Gate Bridge.
Whether it's food, waterfront views, a slice of American history or simply a great city to while away an afternoon in a cosy café or dusty bookstore, San Francisco has it all. And Brightsun Travel has fantastic holidays to San Francisco on offer to help you design the perfect city getaway to suit your needs.