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Who has never dreamt of visiting the amazing city of San Francisco? San Francisco is famous worldwide for the Golden Gate Bridge but not only and it is a such a vibrant place!

Without further delay, here are our Top 8 things to do while in San Francisco:

1. Admiring the Golden Gate Bridge

Even though it is extremely famous, we promise you, you will not be disappointed. It is so huge and beautiful that it will certainly amaze you.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

2. Feeling like a prisoner in Alcatraz

The atmosphere there is so unique that it makes it a must. The tour of the jail is great with lots of information given.

Cells in Alcatraz prison in San Francisco
Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

3. Wandering on the Pier 39

Who doesn’t love animals? And more especially sea lions? There, you will have the chance to have a closer look at these amazing animals. There are also numerous restaurants, shops, etc.

Sea Lions laying on Pier 39 in San Francisco

4. Drive down Lombard Street

We’re pretty sure that you know this street. But what’s more cool? To drive it! Of course, it is very touristy, and you will more likely but stuck behind another car but it’s worth the experience.

Lombard street in San Francisco

5. Visiting the Palace of Fine Arts

This Palace has been built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and it is truly beautiful. The atmosphere there is really cool!

Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco

6. Wandering in the Fisherman’s Wharf

The Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood is one of the coolest way to wander, feel the vibes of the city, eat some good food and go shopping!

Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

7. Taking a trip to Napa

Napa Valley is home to some of the tastiest wines in the world, so do not hesitate and go try some! Moreover, the small towns are so cute and beautiful!

Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley
Small restaurant with a French Style in Napa Valley

8. Discovering the Año Nuevo State Park

 This park will let you walk surrounded by a magnificent scenery and, at the end of the trail, you will get to see some elephant seals. They are so huge, it is such a great experience.

Año Nuevo State Park near San Francisco
Año Nuevo State Park near San Francisco

Our tips:

  • When in Napa Valley, make sure to visit the Castello di Amorosa, a typical Italian castle in the heart of Napa.


  • Also close to Napa Valley is the Old Faithful Geyser of California. Unique of its kind, it’s definitely worth the trip!

We hope you will enjoy your trip to San Francisco!

Marie & Karim

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