San Francisco

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San Francisco
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Best views

Outstanding panoramas can be enjoyed from these lounges and restaurants: Carnelian Room, Top of the Mark, and Sky Deck. Other popular vantage points include Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and Marin Headlands (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge). And, you get memorable glimpses of the San Francisco Bay and cityscape as you walk the hill-steep streets or ride the endearing cable cars.


Never utter that word within earshot of a native unless you relish being given the evil eye. Use the full San Francisco name or simply refer to it as "the City".

Unusual weather

Many summer tourists unknowingly pack shorts for walking around the city. That season tends to be chilly (Mark Twain supposedly said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco").

Fog show

If you're lucky, you'll be in San Francisco when a massive incoming fog bank sweeps over the Golden Gate Bridge and tumbles over city buildings like a gentle tidal wave. It's a phenomenal sight.

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