Locals and travellers alike agree that one of San Francisco’s main appeals is its size: about 127 square kilometres. This, along with the excellent transport network, makes getting around all of the city’s attractions quite easy. This is a huge plus, considering just how many attractions San Francisco has to offer! One could quite feasibly spend weeks here, yet not get a chance to see everything. Here are just four essential San Francisco experiences.
North Beach, in the Italian Quarter of San Francisco, is a misnomer; it is not in fact a beach but a stylish neighbourhood of eateries, shops and cafés. One of its most popular buildings is the fabulous Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Make your way to the summit of Telegraph Hill, home of Coit Tower and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a great place to get some treasured souvenir photos. The tower’s interior is adorned with huge murals dating from the 30s, showing San Francisco as it was in the early 20th century.