Located on the Pacific coast in northern California, the city of San Francisco is famous for its impact on popular culture, its iconic architecture, and its fantastic seafood restaurants. Spend a weekend in this lively city and see why so many visitors have left their hearts in San Francisco.
The best weekend getaways in San Francisco
Start your weekend getaway in San Francisco on the Bay, taking a boat trip out to the infamous Alcatraz Island or beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Alternatively, you can head to Golden Gate Park to walk onto the bridge itself and enjoy the scenic views of the city. Pier 39, from which several boat tours depart, is home to some of the best fresh seafood in San Francisco and is a great place to hang out when the weather is good.
A trip on the cable cars is a must for anyone on a weekend getaway in San Francisco. Travel across the city on these famous trolleys and visit the San Francisco Cable Car Museum to learn about their history. While the city is known for its grid-like street plan, it is also home to the "most crooked street in the world," Lombard Street, which has eight hairpin turns on a steep hill.
Another highlight of your weekend getaway in San Francisco would be a visit to Chinatown. Take a stroll through the historic streets of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and stop to eat in one of the many popular restaurants in this fascinating district. Take a trip up Coit Tower in the city's Pioneer Park, and enjoy the panoramic view of the city, along with the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.