A Favorite Westcoast Vacation City - San Francisco

San Francisco is one of those cities that need no introduction; like Hollywood and New York, this city already enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment. One sure way to see the sights is to travel on a double-decker bus tour of the city.

San Francisco is made up of diversie neighborhoods, each with their own "flavor" which makes visiting this varied city forever fascinating. Just to mention a few areas may recognize from books, movies, and history there's Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Presidio, Nob Hill, and Union Square. There is truly something for everyone here - Americana in all its glory is tempered with European style and a continental dash of panache that pervades everyone and every thing.

San Francisco owes much of its beauty to its amazing geographical setting. The bay, on a clear day or even when shrouded in fog, is one of the most dramatic settings in the world for a city. The Golden Gate Bridge is a remarkably impressive piece of 20th-century engineering. Floating In the middle of the bay is Alcatraz island.

But the geographical impact isn't just in the surroundings, it's the city itself. San Francisco's streets span one of the steepest urban landscapes found anywhere, and have facilitated the best car chase sequences found in the movies. It is the steep streets that led to the development of San Francisco's famous cable car. These old carriages still operate in the city. On the rollercoaster of streets, the brakeman is all that stands between the passengers and plummeting down the next steep street.

San Francisco has one of the US's largest Chinese populations, and literally hundreds of other nationalities and lifestyles are represented in San Francisco's multi-cultural community. It makes for a heady cocktail of experience for the visitor. As you stroll through the streets from one area to another you'll see all the facets of life represented.

While you're in San Francisco, go see The California Academy of Sciences. It is the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, four-story rainforest, and research institution all under one living roof. Discover 38,000 live animals, including a colony of penguins and hundreds of free-flying birds and butterflies. Named the world's first "Double Platinum" LEED-certified museum, the Academy is the greenest museum on the planet.

As the song goes, once you visit this spectacular city you'll find it hard not to "leave your heart in San Francisco".

If you're traveling alone, book a singles vacation and share the experience with a group of other singles! 

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