SAN FRANCISCO

Located between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast, San Francisco is famous for its scenic beauty, magnificent architecture and cultural diversity. With a population of over 800,000, and well-known as one of the most charming destinations in the world, San Francisco has a worldwide reputation as one of the biggest tourist destination that attracts millions of people annually. Here, families on vacation will experience fun and excitement, which only San Francisco, the City by the Bay, can offer. San Francisco is also regarded as one of the most visited cities on earth.

The weather in this lovely city is mild and friendly, with amazing, wet winters and dry sun. The most reliable time to visit is during fall which is between the months of September and October, when the fog and wind of summer would have drastically reduced. With world-renowned attractions such as Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s mild and friendly atmosphere will most likely keep you longer than you intended to. There are several tourist information centers in San Francisco that provide visitors with detailed information about the lovely city and several lovey places that are worth visiting.

San Francisco is an astounding city with diverse ethnicity where you’ll find people speaking different languages such as Cantonese, Spanish, Mandarin and English Language. Its main point of entry that connects several major cities of the world include San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International, and the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International. There’s more than enough in San Francisco to keep both the young and old busy. It has been celebrated by a wide range of Hollywood movies including the Pacific Heights, Alfred Hitchcock classics, as well as The Wedding Planner. If you plan on visiting this lovely city with your family, then you’ve made the perfect decision ever. It is a kid-friendly destination and ideal for a family vacation. In San Francisco, there is a wide variety of sites and attractions that should be on the must-see list for every family. As a result of the various sightseeing opportunities available, it is advisable to plan properly and come well prepared. Before going on that long awaited trip, here are some tips on getting around the city.

Getting Around

You probably don’t need a car in San Francisco. Moving around by car will definitely cost you more money, as you will be charged some certain amount of hourly fee for parking in garages. One of the city’s sources of revenue is through ticketing. If by chance you arrive by car, it is best to leave your car back at the hotel parking. You can only use your car when you plan going on a day trips.

Use the public transport system when going to see some of the city’s attractions. One of the safest, fastest and dependable mode of transportation in the city is San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI). If you’d like to experience the city in a special way, you can use the cable cars. Cable cars are fun way of getting around the city, but they are not as fast and efficient as the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI).

Another form of transportation is the Bay Area Rapid Travel (BART).  The BART has just five stops within city, so therefore, it is not an ideal way to get around the city. On the other hand, it is one of the most amazing ways to explore the entire Bay Area

You can also decide on walking to some of the lovely places within the city including Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked street. Ensure you have all members of your family wearing comfortable walking shoes

Accommodation

There are quite a number of comfortable budget and luxury hotels in San Francisco. Amongst these incredible hotels that offer the best, convenient accommodation is the Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf. Located in the North Beach District close to several lovely family attractions such as Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, the North Beach District and much more, Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the best family-friendly hotels in San Francisco. The hotel has 285 elegant guestrooms with Marriot’s Revive bed, iPod docks, coffeemakers, mini fridges and bathrooms fully fitted with oversized showerheads, curved shower rods and bath and body work toiletries. Other fascinating amenities in this world-class hotel include captivating lobby lounge, restaurants, complimentary business center, spa and fitness center, free Wi-Fi, car rental services and much more. there is also an event and meeting center stretching over 7,000 square feet, making it a perfect place to organise your weddings, business meetings and local events. Whatever you reason for visiting San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco hotel is a place where guest can have terrific relaxation experience.

Below is a highlight of some of the magnificent attractions located close to the hotel

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous bridges on earth. It is a place where every person visiting San Francisco for the first time would love to see. The Golden Gate Bridge is also the West Coast’s most enduring symbol. The bridge is perhaps the city’s most popular landmark and also regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. to experience remarkable moments when you visit the Golden Gate Bridge, you can decide on walking or biking the bridge. Driving across the bridge by car is also a fun way, but there are limited car parking spaces at both the north and south ends of the bridge. It is one of the most magnificent sights to see, especially at night.

Chinatown

This area of San Francisco offers load of fun filled activities especially for kids. In Chinatown, you’ll see about 24 blocks filled with great restaurants, beautiful temples, incredible museums and wonderful shops and food markets.  Some of the exotic sights ideal for kids include pagoda roof, stone lines, Chinese calligraphied signs and much more. The Stockton street is a place where you can buy  fresh fish and produce. You shouldn’t also miss out on visiting the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, where kids have the opportunity to watch how cookies are produced. It is usually overcrowded, making parking a bit difficult.

Cable Cars

It is possible that you’ve come across some postcard clearly displayed with San Francisco’s incredible and fascinating cable cars. To experience this lovely trolley in a fun way, you’ll have to climb on board. The cable cars is regarded as one of the city’s most popular attractions. Places where you can see the cable cars are the market streets and the Powell-Hyde Line. Though, it is not as efficient and fast as other means of transportation, but it promises to be an unforgettable and awesome experience.

Ghirardelli Square

The Ghirardelli Square is the one place to find the world-renowned Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. It is one of the favorite and must-see sites for travelers of all ages. A lot of people think of Ghirardelli as a locally owned company in San Francisco, it would be shocking to know the company was purchased by Swiss Chocolate makers. Regardless of this fact, thousands of people still visit this amazing site to experience fun.

The Cannery

Most people see The Cannery as the place to have the best of fine dining  experience in Fisherman’s Wharf. others think of The Cannery as a magnificent shopping destination, a lot of people did not know that it was formerly the biggest canning operation in the world. The Cannery became a popular tourist attraction after the area was renovated to give it such beautiful look you see today. Depending on the climatic condition, The Cannery is most definitely an incredible destination in San Francisco for window shopping. You can also decide to take in the views when you sit in any of the cafés around.

The Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason

this place is designed specifically for kids. At Fort Mason, kids, especially young boys can imagine fighting battles. The best time to visit the Fort Mason is during summer periods when kids can have fun and play around. After exhausting their energy running around, they can visit the Outdoor Exploratorium to catch great, lovely sights of the its various exhibition. These exhibits are not designed for kids alone, adults can join in the fun as well. There are various science exhibits available that show visitors how things work in the outside world. Here, you’ll find a fascinating drinking fountain where visitors are allowed to  drink and taste the various salt content in the waters. The Fort Mason enlightens visitors and also a fun filled place that’s worth visiting.

These are some of the intersteing attractions located close to the Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco hotel. engaging in any of these activities will leave lasting memories on you. There can never be a dull moment when you decide on visiting the beautiful, peaceful and friendly San Francisco. The locals are friendly, hospitable and welcoming. With all there is to do and  several wonderful places to visit, you will be spoilt for choice on which of the attractions to visit.

 

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