The Bay City is a great place to explore everything California has to offer. Built on 43 hills its best if you pack good walking shoes. Your feet will thank you. If you've never been, the streets really are as steep as the pictures look. Take a walk along Lombard Street or Vermont Street and experience them for yourself.
San Francisco has great restaurants for you to try. Make your way to Fisherman's Wharf. It's lined with more than a hundred seafood restaurants and steaming crab pots. Maybe seafood isn't your first choice. Around the corner is the lively China Town. Prefer a little wine? Head to Napa Valley and visit one of the 300-plus wineries that call the rich and fertile valley home.
No more food talk. What to see in San Francisco? If you're driving, make your way on the famous Golden Gate Bridge. It links San Francisco with Marin County and if you take the first exit on the Marin side of the bridge you'll be at Vista Point, which gives you a fantastic view of the San Francisco skyline. San Francisco is also home to great museums.
How about some shopping? Union Square is one the top four shopping areas in the nation. Surrounding a square park, there are fantastic department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's. Prefer a little luxury? Head off to Tiffany's and Channel. Union Square is also a great place to catch a ride on the cable cars and has fantastic hotels for you to enjoy your stay.
And then there's Alcatraz. Home to the infamous 'Machine Gun' Kelly, Al Capone and Robert 'Birdman' Stroud, you can take a tour of what's left of this prison. Please note that during peak travel times, you should make reservations. San Francisco is also home to a world-class symphony orchestra, opera, and ballet. However you spend your days or nights in San Francisco, you'll really enjoy the sites and sounds it has to offer.