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San Francisco Guide
What are San Francisco’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
Golden Gate Bridge
The dazzling Golden Gate Bridge is an internationally-recognised symbol of San Francisco. The bridge spans the harbour from the northern edge of the city to Marin Headlands and is a must-see for all visitors holidaying on flights Wellington to San Francisco. For a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge, visit the Presidio of San Francisco in the city. Then drive, walk, or cycle across the bridge to see it from a new perspective with a view of the skyline in the background. On the northern side of the bridge, visit Vista Point for a breathtaking view of the Golden Gate.
Alcatraz Island is located within San Francisco Bay and became one of the world’s most infamous prisons during the 20th century. It imprisoned some of America’s most dangerous criminals, including Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Visitors can tour the prison and learn more about its history and inmates in between Wellington to San Francisco return flights. Be sure to book your Alcatraz tickets early while planning for your cheap flights to San Francisco from Wellington – it’s one of the city’s top attractions, and tickets sell out fast.
You’ll spot colourful Victorian-style houses all over the city while holidaying on Wellington to San Francisco flights. Some of the most famous Victorian houses border Alamo Square. Each one is painted in a different pastel colour, which makes them look like a row of dollhouses. Enjoy a relaxing picnic in Alamo Square while holidaying on cheap flights Wellington to San Francisco. The square’s hilltop location also means you’ll see an impressive view over the San Francisco skyline.
What are the best places to stay in San Francisco?
The Mission District is one of the coolest areas to explore while holidaying on flights Wellington to San Francisco. It has a strong Latin influence and is home to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the city. The Mission is also teeming with vintage shops selling everything from clothes and jewellery to homeware and books. Mission Dolores Park is a must-visit in the Mission, and you’ll also come across some vibrant street art along Balmy and Clarion Alleys.
Located right in the centre of San Francisco, Hayes Valley is a chic neighbourhood made up of boutiques, art galleries, cafes, and bars. It’s also home to gorgeous Victorian-era architecture that’s a contrast to the shiny skyscrapers of the CBD. After booking tickets to San Francisco from Wellington, consider staying in Hayes Valley if you’re looking to experience the stylish upmarket side of the city.
Short for South of Market, SoMa is an up-and-coming neighbourhood to base yourself in while visiting the city on Wellington to San Francisco flights. A few decades ago it was a hub for manufacturing, but today, it’s home to trendy restaurants, shops, markets, and breweries located inside converted warehouses. There’s so much to do around SoMa, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, AT&T Park, and the Barbary Coast historic trail. Its great transport links and proximity to the waterfront and CBD make SoMa a great place to stay while holidaying on cheap flights to San Francisco from Wellington.
What is the best way to get around San Francisco?
There’s a great public transport network that you can make the most of while holidaying on flights Wellington to San Francisco. The city’s transport is called Muni and is made up of trains and buses. There are seven light rail train lines that travel through the city and venture to nearby hubs like Berkeley and Oakland. There are also trains from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) that travel into the city via the Mission District. In addition to trains, there are 71 bus and trolley bus lines to use in between Wellington to San Francisco return flights. These services are available across the city centre and throughout the inner and outer suburbs of San Francisco. Single-ride fares for trains and buses cost $3 USD ($4.80 NZD).
One form of transport you can’t miss while holidaying on cheap flights Wellington to San Francisco is the iconic cable car. Three cable car lines and two heritage streetcar lines scale the hills and border the waterfront of central San Francisco.
While a car isn’t needed to get around the city, having one offers an extra level of freedom to explore the surrounding area while holidaying on Wellington to San Francisco flights. After booking tickets to San Francisco from Wellington, book a rental car through Webjet to pick up from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With the car, you can take day trips to Napa Valley, the redwood forests, or the northern portion of the Pacific Coast Highway.