San Francisco is a city of 800,000 people on the shores of the Pacific. With a bustling, cosmopolitan outlook, it is well known for it’s ethnic diversity. This diversity gives rise to a huge variety of different cultural and entertainment choices. The geography is varied as well, with spectacular coastlines, great beaches and towering mountains.
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You can visit national parks take the coastal highway south to Los Angeles or Las Vagas there is a great deal of fun possibilities available.
In 1906, three quarters of San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and subsequent fire. It is estimated that several thousand people died, and more than half the population of the city were left homeless. Reconstruction, however, began immediately, and with great rapidity, culminating in a celebration at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915.
San Francisco has now developed into one of the worlds foremost financial and technology centers, and also positioning itself as a biotechnology and biomedical hub and research center.
San Francisco enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and dry summers. Surrounded on three sides by water, San Francisco’s climate is moderated by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean, producing remarkably mild weather with little seasonal temperature variation. One of the side effects of the combination of cold ocean currents and warm land is the famous San Francisco fog – during the spring and early summer it is possible for the western half of the city to be completely fogbound all day!
Check out the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District. Completed in 1915, in time for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Palace houses the Exploratorium. The Exploratorium is a collection of more than 650 exhibitions of science, art and human perception. Check out the science of the things you do every day!
Of course, on of the most famous destinations in San Francisco is Alcatraz Island, also known as The Rock, the decommissioned former prison. Home to such famous inmates as Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, you can take a tour of the prison and feel what it was like to be incarcerated. (TIP: Tickets for the ferry to Alcatraz are available at the Alcatraz Cruises website, but they sell out fast – buy in advance!)
To get a great view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge, head over to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Overlooking the bridge, it has spectacular views of the city and the bay.
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Head to the San Francisco Zoo, near Ocean Beach. The kids will love the animals on display in this large and well maintained facility.
A great and cheap way to see what the city has to offer is to take advantage of the CityPass. For a fare of $54 (adults) and $39 (children 17 and under) you get the chance to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Exploratorium, The Legion of Honor, the California Academy of Science (OR if you wish the Asian Art Museum instead) on 9 consecutive days starting with the use of your first ticket. The pass also includes a Bay Cruise and seven days of Cable Car and MUNI fares.
Take a tour of the city from a different perspective – many companies offer San Francisco Bay Harbour Tours. The prices and durations vary from company to company, but it is a really great way to see all the highlights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
As such a cosmopolitan city, you can and will find just about every cuisine under the sun represented somewhere in the city. From the oriental delights of Chinatown to the fabulous fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, Italian cuisine in North Beach, Mexican and Latin American food in The Mission, and Sushi bars on just about every street corner. You won’t go hungry looking for a great place to eat!
San Francisco is served by 3 airports, San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. San Francisco is the main international airport, but it is also possible to get discounted flights into Oakland and San Jose.
Historic Streetcar Line F uses historic streetcars, in original colors from several cities in the US and Milan, Italy. The line runs from Fisherman’s Wharf south along the waterfront Embarcadero to the ferry building at the foot of Market Street, then up Market Street on the surface to the Castro district. You can also take a ride on the famous Cable Cars that run up the steep streets between Market Street and Fishermans Wharf.
Little known fact about San Francisco – The original United Nations charter was drafted and signed in San Francisco.
Useful Links and Campgrounds San Francisco RV Motorhome Rental
Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp-Resort – http://www.jellystonecobbmtn.com
– 14117 Bottle Rock Road, Cobb, California 95426 – Phone : (866) 928-4322 – Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is located in beautiful Cobb Mountain area of Northern California. Paddle boat pond, swimming pool, basket ball, and horseshoe court. WIFI Internet access.Jellystone Park at Cobb Mountain is located in beautiful Lake County, California, about a half hour from Clearlake. The park has 107 spacious sites to easily accommodate 40 foot rigs and slide outs. The park is open year.
Casini Ranch Family Campground – 22855 Moscow Road, Duncans Mills, California 95430 – Phone : Toll free 800 451-8400 – Casini Ranch campground is nestled among beautiful hills resting on a gentle meander along the Russian River just minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Sonoma County, California. One mile of river runs along this 110 acre part of the ranch offering campers a memorable camping experience.
Antlers RV Park and Campground – http://www.antlersrv.com – 20682 Antlers Road, PO Box 127, Lakehead, California 96051 – Phone : Toll free (800) 642-6849 Local (530) 238 2322 – Contact us or visit our Shasta Lake, California, RV Park and Campground, which features full hook-up sites and family orientated fun. With more than 35 years of experience, our family-owned-and-operated RV park and campground knows how to provide excellent, personalized customer service.