San Francisco

  • About the San Francisco Travel Guide
  • Arriving and leaving San Francisco
  • Where to stay in San Francisco
  • Our favorite restaurants in San Francisco
  • Things to do in San Francisco
  • How to Get Around  ( Transportation )
  • Prices and Expenses

Where to stay in SF :

My favorite hostels in San Francisco
Adelaide Hostel ( near Union Square )
Green Tortoise ( North Beach )
Music City Hotel ( Nob Hill )
Fort Mason Hostel International ( near Pier 39)

How to get around San Francisco :

  • BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transport ) – Gets you to UC Berkeley, Oakland, Mission District, Market St, East Bay, and SF Int’l Airport
  • San Francisco MUNI is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California.
  • Caltrain – Gets you to Silicone Valley, Stanford University, San Jose Diridon Station ( which connects to Santa Cruz ). Caltrain has the cleanest & fastest trains. No wifi though. One way to SJ is $ 10.00
  • Golden Gate Transit – I take this bus from downtown SF to get Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods, & Marin County. The bus goes over to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Free Things to do in San Francisco :

  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge ( it’s 1.7 miles long )
  • Stroll the Golden Gate Park
  • Hike the Twin Peaks
  • Check out the Cable Cars
  • Visit Chinatown
  • Walk the crookedest street in the world ( Lombard St. )
  • Hang out with the sea lions at Pier 39
  • Visit the chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square
  • Do some fun Instagramming at Clarion Alley in the Mission District
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