San Francisco has many neighborhoods to visit all of which offer a different experience but three of our favourite neighborhoods include Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Chinatown. Fisherman’s Wharf is based out on the San Francisco bay and it is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. There are loads of restaurants, shops and excursion offices located here so you will have loads to explore while in this area of the city. While visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, be sure to visit Pier 39 where hundreds of Sea Lions come to hang out everyday! Many of the Alcatraz cruises also depart from Fisherman’s Wharf. Union Square is the central point of San Francisco and the base for many Irish tourists staying in the city. The Union Square area is a mecca of shopping, restaurants and more and it is perfect for those looking for the bustling city feel. It’s a great base to see all that San Francisco has to offer. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest and oldest in the USA and is a must while in the city.Sample the local food, explore the many stores or just have a wander around.
Alcatraz Prison is a must while in San Francisco. There are many Alcatraz tours to choose from which give you the opportunity to experience the prison and it’s history. The eerie Alcatraz is located in San Francisco Bay and tours to it run from Fishermans Wharf. Learn about what happened in Alcatraz on a tour and take in the amazing views as you make your way out to Alcatraz Island. We highly recommend pre-booking your Alcatraz tour tickets before you travel as it can book out months in advance.
The Golden Gate Bridge really is the ultimate San Francisco landmark! Spanning a whooping 1.7 miles over San Francisco Bay, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a must do while visiting the city. You can take bus tours across the bridge or you can walk it but our favourite way to cross the bridge is to cycle it! Once you reach Sausalito on the other side, grab some lunch and enjoy this quaint little village before catching one of the frequent ferries back to San Fran. Don’t forget your camera!
While you are in San Francisco, why not explore by using the popular San Francisco Cable Car network! These famous street cars go to many popular areas of the city and they offer a fun way to get around.
Throughout the city you will also find loads of museums, parks and tours and trips out to nearby destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods, Napa Valley and more. With all of these amazing excursions on offer in San Fran, one things for sure, you will need to come back for a second visit to fit everything in!
If you’re about to travel with your child/infant and their age changes during the holiday, you may be wondering whether they need a different plane ticket on the way home. For example, your 11-year old may turn 12 before you depart, which is the usual age for an adult plane ticket. Do you need to… Continue reading A Guide to Airline Age Policies
Universal Studios has made three exciting announcements that will excite fans. From the spooky haunted house return of “Stranger Things” at Halloween Horror Nights to the upcoming construction of a Fast & Furious-themed roller coaster and the newly revealed Villain-Con Minion Blast from Illumination, there’s plenty of excitement in store for visitors. “Stranger Things” House… Continue reading Stranger Things, Fast & Furious and Minions: Exciting Universal Studios Announcements
All set for one of the world’s greatest attractions in the world. SeaWorld Orlando is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated concert line-up for the Summer Spectacular Concert Series. Starting from the 8th of July and running through the 6th of August This series offers incredible performances by some of music’s biggest stars- all included… Continue reading Dive into the Excitement of SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular
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