- By Kevin
- On Jul 13, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Closest weekend vacations with Kids,getaways around San Francisco,California.California is known for many things,one of which is its gorgeous redwood forest.The best time to visit the redwoods is in the summer month,but if you prefer peace and quiet during your travels,come in March or April.When it comes to California’s theme parks like Legoland,Disneyland and Universal Studios,it’s best to come mid-September through mid-November.Experiencing California’s wineries is best done in between late August and October while the fall foliage is at its best from late September to November.For travelers who intend to spend their time at California’s gorgeous beaches,plan to come anytime between May and October.
San Francisco Restaurants
San Francisco’s restaurant culture was born during the 1849 Gold Rush when eateries were created to feed hungry immigrant miners food from their home countries.Dining in San Francisco can range from Michelin-starred fine dining establishments to inexpensive Chinese restaurants in San Francisco’s Chinatown.This Chinatown has the largest Chinese population outside of China.The city is blessed with year-round local organic produce,free-range meats,seafood,and excellent wine from nearby Napa Valley.Many restaurants are run by young chefs who show off their creative skills in this restaurant-obsessed city:there are more than 3,500 restaurants in San Francisco!
Getting Around San Francisco-BART,Taxi,Car,Ferry,on foot
Bay Area Rapid Transit(BART)is another way to get around the city and other places around the Bay area.Taxis are another option although they can be hard to find in the city,and they are an expensive way to get around.If your visit is centered around the top attractions within San Francisco,you don’t need a car:parking is expensive,traffic can be congested,and drivers are known for being aggressive.But you’ll need a car if you want to explore areas outside of the city.There are ferries that run from Fisherman’s Wharf and from the financial district in the city to several nearby towns.
Shopping in San Francisco
San Francisco has many shopping areas in the city itself rather than big shopping malls in the suburbs.This is because the city is built on a peninsula with water on three sides:this prohibits expansion and the building of suburbs.San Francisco’s most popular shopping area is Union Square:here you’ll find big department stores and upscale specialty shops.Chinatown is known for its small shops selling art,herbs,jewelry and more.Jackson Square is the place to see 17th to 19th European furnishings.Although most of your shopping will be done in these shopping areas,there are a few shopping centers like Pier 39,Ghirardelli Square,and the Westfield San Francisco Centre.