Official language: English
Time zone: UTC-7 (summer), UTC-8 (winter)
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
Staying in San Francisco you can’t miss a walk across the most famous bridge in the world – Golden Gate Bridge. Did you know that each day 120 thousand of cars pass through it?
The same way as wind is associated with Chicago, fog is an inseparable element of San Francisco’s climate. It is a result of difference in temperatures, so remember they can vary a lot between various parts of the city.
If you are interested in Asian culture, San Francisco won’t let you down. In the city there is located the biggest Chinatown in the whole States, where you can find everything from dim sum to sanctuaries.
San Francisco is a city situated on 40 hills, and it probably doesn’t need any introduction. From the east it is surrounded by a gulf of the same name, from the west – by the Pacific Ocean. To say it is the city of many faces would not be enough.
The city is urbanized, you will see there many examples of fantastic architecture, but it also has to offer many green areas – parks, squares, that make for 20% of its area. Do you want to admire the city from a higher perspective? Citizens are divided as to which view is better – the one from the peak of Coit Tower (address is 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd) or the one you can admire from summits of the hills Twin Peaks. Choice is up to you, but maybe it is best to see them both? It won’t be a waste of time, for sure.
Definitely go to see famous Painted Ladies. These are houses built in Victorian style. The name referred to these lovely buildings – so often caught on postcards from San Francisco – was first used by writers
Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen in 1978. They are making the more impression as they are in contraception with high buildings seen in the background. Painted Ladies are located by Alamo park, at corner of Steinar and Hayes streets.
Where to eat? In this multinational city you will find restaurants serving dishes of probably all cuisines of the world. It is difficult to choose a couple places among so many options, as in San Francisco the rate of eateries per citizen is the highest in the whole USA. It is certainly worth though to go to 309 Clement Street at Burma Superstar, where outstanding, Asian dishes are served, also in vegetarian version. For Italian dinner and seafood go to Seven Hills at 1550 Hyde Street. For a feast in Greek style visit Kokkari Estiatorio at 200 Jackson Street. For breakfast or lunch locals recommend going to Sweet Maple at 2101 Sutter Street.