• sunday guide to // san francisco

 

San Francisco has had many nicknames during its rich history; 'Fog City', 'The City by the Bay' or even 'The City that Knows How'. These days it's mostly known for tech start-ups, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, but none of this goes even halfway to accounting for its charm or authentic feel.

 

 

stay //

Some things never fail to woo, and the skyline of a vibrant city is one of those things. So how about staying somewhere where you can have all that without leaving your hotel? You're in luck. San Francisco has a plethora of hotels with incredible rooftops views. The Loews Regency has a bar with a vista across the bay to Oakland with Treasure Island in the middle ground. Alternatively, stay in the luxury of the Fairmont, where you can surround yourself with lush greenery on top of the city in their stunning roof garden. The garden is complete with Palm trees, water fountains and a view all the way to Alcatraz.

 

sunday guide to // san francisco

 

ride //

Normally the best way to explore a city is by foot, especially in European cities where the alleyways are tiny - barely made for cars. However, not recommending a ride on San Francisco trams would almost be negligent. A city of the New World, San Francisco is relatively spread out - not to mention the hills! They're pretty tough on the legs so take a tram in order to put your feet up for a sec and enjoy the view across the bay peeping through the buildings. 

 

sunday guide to // san francisco

 

wander //

One of the most spectacular things about San Fran is probably the landscape. It sits on the San Andreas fault line which created hills like Mount Davidson - the tallest one at 928 feet (283 m) high. Other funny quirks to see include the most crooked street in the world; Lombard street. It contains 8 hairpin turns on a steep block, mimicking the slalom of a ski slope. Despite the cliché - the Golden Gate park is actually an incredible walk. Across from the city, you'll find succulents galore, growing on the side of tiny walkways to lighthouses. Look out upon the surf and the little boats in the channel and remember that Japan is the next land they'll see. 

 

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sunday guide to // san francisco

 

San Francisco has had many nicknames during its rich history; 'Fog City', 'The City by the Bay' or even 'The City that Knows How'. These days it's mostly known for tech start-ups, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, but none of this goes even halfway to accounting for its charm or authentic feel.

 

 

stay //

Some things never fail to woo, and the skyline of a vibrant city is one of those things. So how about staying somewhere where you can have all that without leaving your hotel? You're in luck. San Francisco has a plethora of hotels with incredible rooftops views. The Loews Regency has a bar with a vista across the bay to Oakland with Treasure Island in the middle ground. Alternatively, stay in the luxury of the Fairmont, where you can surround yourself with lush greenery on top of the city in their stunning roof garden. The garden is complete with Palm trees, water fountains and a view all the way to Alcatraz.

 

sunday guide to // san francisco

 

ride //

Normally the best way to explore a city is by foot, especially in European cities where the alleyways are tiny - barely made for cars. However, not recommending a ride on San Francisco trams would almost be negligent. A city of the New World, San Francisco is relatively spread out - not to mention the hills! They're pretty tough on the legs so take a tram in order to put your feet up for a sec and enjoy the view across the bay peeping through the buildings. 

 

sunday guide to // san francisco

 

wander //

One of the most spectacular things about San Fran is probably the landscape. It sits on the San Andreas fault line which created hills like Mount Davidson - the tallest one at 928 feet (283 m) high. Other funny quirks to see include the most crooked street in the world; Lombard street. It contains 8 hairpin turns on a steep block, mimicking the slalom of a ski slope. Despite the cliché - the Golden Gate park is actually an incredible walk. Across from the city, you'll find succulents galore, growing on the side of tiny walkways to lighthouses. Look out upon the surf and the little boats in the channel and remember that Japan is the next land they'll see. 

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet.

photos via unsplash
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