Ready for a vacation full of rich history, unique architecture, gorgeous views and food and wine fit for froggy royalty? Look no further than San Francisco!
With its picturesque bay, hilly landscape and breathtaking, rolling fog, San Francisco got its start as a Spanish mission and pueblo before being conquered by the U.S. in 1846. In 1848, upon prospectors discovering gold, the Gold Rush kicked in, giving San Francisco the nickname “The Golden City.” The Gold Rush resulted in a population boom, but the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fire largely destroyed the city. Upon rebuilding, the city became a center of wealth, progressive culture and technology.
In San Francisco, you’ll find a unique mixture of historic elements, such as Alcatraz, the iconic Painted Ladies and cable cars. You’ll also find a celebration of culture in the variety of museums, shops and landmarks such as Chinatown. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention all of the delicious food and drink awaiting you on your trip! Wrap it all up in unforgettable scenery, and you get a family vacation for the books.
San Francisco’s infamous fog makes visits in the summer a bit chillier than you’d expect. Instead, the months of September through November are actually warmer than the summer months, with temperatures in the low 70s and mostly sunny skies, making ideal conditions for a visit.
Be sure to wear good walking shoes! San Francisco is built on more than 50 named hills. While public transportation will do the lion’s share of the work (thanks, cable cars!), walking hills all day is no easy task.
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