Part of the challenge (and fun) of visiting San Francisco is deciding what to do first. What SF city blog wouldn’t be complete without their take on the many wonders their host city has to offer.
An eclectic city like San Francisco should have a matching social scene in the evening, and this city certainly doesn’t disappoint. Whether you like sophisticated lounges, secret speakeasies or pulsing night clubs, you’ll find it all here.
Travel here and you’ll get it. San Francisco has perfect weather for a reason – we have so much to do outside! Not sure where to go first? Here are some suggestions:
Alcatraz – While decidedly touristy, there really is no experience like it. Take the ferry over to the island and explore the cell blocks of Al Capone and countless others on this island prison. Listen for ghosts, enjoy the tours and poke around a bit. Just bring a jacket – the weather is always a bit chilly out on the water.
Ocean Beach – You don’t have to get sandy to really enjoy the beach. Stroll or jog along the paved promenade on Ocean Beach and you’ll see beautiful views, amazing vistas and perhaps even the threatened Western Snowy Plover that likes to make a home on this beach.
You can’t come to a city like San Francisco and not experience the rich artistry that the city has to offer. A city truly offering a cultural experience, San Francisco includes artistic experiences and pieces around virtually every corner. From ancient treasures to modern artistic experiences it’s impossible to come to this city and not be immersed somehow into the artistic expressions.
Start your tour through the city’s expressionistic side in the Red Poppy Art House. Far from traditional art, this is an opportunity to see some of the cutting edge experiences that embraces creativity and risk taking in art. The venue features the blending of art, function and creativity which means almost anything goes.