Just seven by seven miles in area, the San Francisco Bay Area packs art, culture, history, and delicious food into every one of those square miles. The first stop on any San Francisco trip should be the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Walk across the bridge to neighboring Sausalito, or simply enjoy the view from grassy Golden Gate Park. While you’re in the area, don’t miss the opportunity to have a scenic picnic at the Roman-style Palace of Fine Arts, a walk through the Conservatory of Flowers, and a visit to the Japanese Tea Garden.
There’s so much to explore between San Francisco’s many vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character and activities to offer. In The Mission, soak up the sun in Dolores Park, enjoy a burrito, and take yourself on a walking tour to see the colorful street murals sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. In Chinatown, see how fortune cookies are made at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, take a picture next to the landmark Dragon’s Gate, and eat the city’s best dim sum. Transport yourself back to the Summer of Love in Haight-Ashbury, taking time to browse the neighborhood’s many vintage stores and independent coffee shops.
If you love museums, the San Francisco Bay Area is absolutely the place to be! From unique history at the Cable Car Museum to the expansive collection at the Asian Art Museum to the science-related activities at the Exploratorium, the options are endless. And with easy and direct rapid rail, commuter rail, and bus service from the airport to the city center, you won’t have to waste a single minute!