San Francisco is one of those cities that need no introduction; like Hollywood and New York, this city already enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment. The popular tourist destination in San Francisco including cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, and its Chinatown district. Due to weather condition, we only had chance to explore some of them, so, let see what we got…
Day 1: Exploring The City Center, Market Street
After 8 Hours of bus ride from Los Angeles, we arrived at 8 O’clock in the morning. As always, first thing we tried to do is learn about the public transport. Getting around San Francisco is easy, whether travellers choose the city’s historic cable cars or its modern and convenient Muni and BART bus and train systems.
Our favourite is Muni Metro, a light rail/streetcar hybrid system serving San Francisco, California, operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), a division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). With an average weekday ridership of 128,500 passengers as of the fourth quarter of 2014, Muni Metro is the United States’ third busiest light rail system. Read the full article about how to use the transport system HERE.
We spend the rest of the day to shop in Market Street, It’s an important thoroughfare in San Francisco. Market Street is San Francisco’s civic backbone, connecting water to hills, businesses to neighborhoods, cultural centers to recreational opportunities. San Francisco offers some of the best shopping in the world, so it is no wonder that tourists and serious shopaholics alike want to spend some time and money in San Francisco’s varied shopping centers, districts and malls. And while many people may think shopping in San Francisco is an expensive venture, savvy shoppers will realise that there are possibilities for every budget. Just shop smart… 🙂
Day 2: Fighting With Fog & Rain
San Francisco’s weather is as changeable as the seas, literally. Surrounded on all sides by ocean and bay, San Francisco’s weather is also one of the hardest to forecast and changes drastically from neighborhood to neighborhood. Over four seasons, not one of which corresponds to its climatic expectations, San Francisco’s weather can be difficult for visitors to predict, save that Fog City delivers majestic skies, trademark plumes of white fog and brilliant sunsets.
Rain, is abundant and storms from the moist coasts of Mexico and Central America bring anything from light showers to torrential downpours from December through February. On the whole, San Francisco winters are mild compared to the rest of the country, and days between storms can be surprisingly crisp and sunny. Even-thought there were sun shining so bright, we still consider it as cold, so keep your self prepared with layers & umbrellas.
Golden Gate bridge
One day my dad show me his photo in Golden Gate bridge when he was travel to United State in 1997, he told me lot of story about it. He said, “One day, I’ll take you to America so you can see another side of the world”. Since then for some reason there is a strong desire that force me to travel. Years pass so quick, and I finally fulfils his promises by my own. Dad, another bucket list has been ticked!
Cold rainy weather cause our stomach craving for food all the time. Thanks to the best seafood in Fisherman’s Wharf. As the home of San Francisco’s fishing fleet, docked along Jefferson Street, Fisherman’s Wharf is the important center of the city’s historic fishing industry. Along the neighbourhood’s “Fish Alley” you can still see fishermen at work, which is always a fun and unique San Francisco experience. Fisherman’s Wharf is a Seafood lover’s haven, try the sampler shrimp, and it will make a hit with your taste buds.
Incline Village is a paradise for adventurers, offering exhilarating activities the whole year through. The surrounding Sierra Nevada thrives in winter, drawing flocks of snow-lovers to Diamond Peak’s groomed runs and glade skiing.