48 Hours in San Francisco

Located in Northern California, San Francisco has a lot to offer its visitors whether its their visit or they’ve been numerous times. For my first visit to San Francisco there was only a small amount of time to explore the city. We chose to get a hop on and hop off tour bus so that we would be get a view of the whole city.

Fisherman’s Wharf
A neighbourhood with plenty of seafood restaurants as well as a restaurant/bread factory called Boudin’s which is known for its sourdough bread. Within the area you are also able to find Ghiradelli Square and Pier 39. Ghiradelli Square is an old chocolate factory which is now a public square with shops and restaurants. Pier 39 is a bayside pier where you are able to see sea lions as well as have a look around some shops. There are some restaurants at Pier 39 as well such as Bubba Gump.

Golden Gate Bridge
Until 1964 the Golden Gate bridge was the longest suspension bridge. It’s one mile wide connecting San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean as well as linking San Francisco to Marin County. You are able to ride across the bridge on a bike, in a car or you can walk across the bridge.


Sausalito is accessed by going across the Golden Gate Bridge which we did using the tour bus. Sausalito is a beautiful area with boutique shops, art studios, restaurants and bistros. Whilst here you are also able to enjoy views of San Francisco.

Union Square
A public plaza which is surrounded by shops such as Victoria Secrets, Apple and Macy’s as well as restaurants, theatres and hotels.

We also visited Alcatraz Island but I shall be doing a separate post about that.

Due to only having a limited time in the city we weren’t able to see everything that we would like to so on my next visit I would like to visit:
Painted Ladies
Coit Tower
Grace Cathedral
Lombard St
Walt Disney Family Museum

Have you been to San Francisco before? If so what were your thoughts on the city and what would you recommend?


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