How to Enjoy Your Stay in San Francisco
Whether you’re visiting San Francisco for leisure or work, for the first time or as a return visitor, there are plenty of ways to explore the city and make the most of your visit.
Tour San Francisco by Bus
A bus tour is a great way to visit many different places and sights in a short amount of time. Catch a tour bus at Union Square (they leave almost hourly), and head out on a sightseeing adventure. On your tour, you’ll pass through the city’s numerous hills, neighbourhoods, and museums, and also explore a few of hidden gems, all while learning about the history and other fun facts. The highlight of the tour is crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Stunning even in the fog!
A Visit to Chinatown
Did you know that San Francisco has the largest Chinatown outside of China? Visit the area for a taste of Chinese culture, including watching the process of preparing fortune cookies (and of course tasting them fresh!). This area also has numerous restaurants where you can enjoy some of the country’s best Chinese food, from dumplings to delicacies, and buy beautiful handmade jewelry, fans, and other souvenirs. Start on Main Street and make your way through the area.
A Tour of Alcatraz
In its more than 100 years of existence, Alcatraz has been a federal prison, a military jail and a residential ground for Native American Indians. In order to visit Alcatraz, you have to book your slot with a company that offers tour services to the venue, which will include entrance and ferry fees. Usually, tours should be booked at least a few days in advance, as they fill up quickly. The tour company will also provide you with a free audio narration, which is voiced by both inmates and prison guards, making it even more interesting.
Board a Cable Car
Cable cars are an integral and iconic part of San Francisco. The city has three trolley lines and boarding any of the cars costs less than $10 per ride. However, you might have to exercise a little patience, as there can often be a line. A trolley is a great way to see the sights in a historic way that’s unique to the city. Like the bus tour, you’ll pass by historic buildings and through winding roads to see all that San Francisco has to offer.
San Francisco Limousine Tours
Hoping to get away from the crowds on your own private tour, or looking for a way to get from Point A to Point B? Nationwide Limousine Service offers comfortable, personalized rides to San Francisco visitors 365 days a year. Call us today at 800-339-8936 to set up your ride.