San Francisco

Colloquially known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco is one of the most-visited cities in America and offers a wealth of things to see and do. Even those who haven’t visited will be very familiar with its skyline and iconic landmarks, which have featured in many movies and TV shows over the years.

Once you’ve been, you really will lose your heart to San Francisco, too, as the song goes. From the Golden Gate Bridge, which often looms out of the fog that rolls into San Francisco Bay from the Pacific, and the notorious former federal prison, Alcatraz, lurking broodily on its offshore island, – a boat trip out to the former penitentiary island is a must-do – to the clanging cable cars that rumble up and down its rollercoaster streets, those icons come vividly to life as you explore the city.

San Francisco is a compact and walkable city, but with 43 hills plan your day so that you walk down the steep slopes to where you want to go and then get a cable car, bus, trolley or taxi back up.

Make sure you visit Fisherman’s Wharf , a terminus for the last remaining cable cars as well as the best place to enjoy amazing seafood, North America’s largest and oldest Chinatown, and other diverse neighbourhoods such as North Beach, Haight Ashbury and Nob Hill.


New York to Toronto – 2015 (Smith)

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J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto