Whether your travel plans include romance, active adventure or amazing (and healthy) culinary experiences, San Francisco has you covered! This scenic city has a distinct charm and culture, which is easy to discover by strolling the streets. While you’re spoilt for choice in San Fran, we’ve rounded up the ultimate must-dos and healthy hotspots in the Bay Area.
A visit to San Francisco would not be complete without a visit to Alcatraz. Even if you’re not a history buff, expect to be awestruck and enthralled by this notorious former prison. The current exhibition on Alcatraz Island, @Large: Ai Weiwei, is particularly amazing. With a combination of sculpture, sound and mixed media installations, internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei successfully raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights.
Take a ride on the city’s iconic cable cars down to Fisherman’s Wharf. With glistening views of San Francisco Bay, a colony of sea lions and a wealth of seafood restaurants, it’s no surprise this is one of the most popular neighbourhoods.
If you’re peckish, stop by The Plant Organic Café. Fresh, organic fare makes this a delicious lunch spot to indulge your tastebuds. Or head over to the Ferry Building Marketplace, which is a culinary playground. The indoor market is jam-packed with local delicacies, organic produce and artisan boutiques.
Make sure you leave some room in your itinerary to get outside and enjoy the natural wonders that San Francisco has to offer! From magnificent hiking trails at Mount Sutro to incredible ocean views on Land’s End Trail, there are plenty of active options, no matter what interests you have.