- 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
The best way to see the best attractions in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco packs a lot into its compact 49 square miles. CityPASS is kind of like that, too – we’ve hand-picked the city’s best attractions, including the world-famous cable cars, and packed them into a perfect pocket-sized ticket book for your visit. CityPASS is valid for 9 days starting with the first day of use, giving you plenty of time to see the best of San Francisco, and take the best memories home with you.