San Francisco, California
San Francisco combines cosmopolitan charm, stunning natural and man-made beauty, world-class dining, and excellent shopping, making it a favorite destination for a memorable vacation. The weather is rarely too hot or too cold; getting around is easy via iconic cable car, taxi, or bus; and there is something for everyone’s taste, including mouth-watering chocolates from Ghiradelli Square, fresh sourdough bread, and locally made wines.
Why Go to San Francisco
For a major U.S. city, San Francisco packs a lot into its relatively small size, and with convenient flights to San Francisco, going for a fun-and-food-filled long weekend is easy to do. Within a day, you can ride a cable car, have dim sum in Chinatown, shop along Union Square, and dine at an award-winning restaurant. Then make your vacation to San Francisco complete by taking another day for the iconic sights — the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz or head up to the valleys of Napa or Sonoma for wine tasting.
Who Should Go
World-class restaurants, a walkable city, exceptional art museums, and more add up to the perfect couples’ getaway.
Iconic sights, beautiful parks, the sea lions at Pier 39, crooked Lombard Street, and ease of getting around via cable car make family vacations fun and easy. Families will also love the California Academy of Sciences encompassing a planetarium, natural history museum, aquarium, and a rain forest!
A 60- to 90-minute drive north of the city are two of the nation’s biggest and best wine-making regions — Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley.