Destination Guide - San Francisco
The Golden Gate Bridge makes San Francisco instantly recognisable, though it is just one of the many symbols that make up this abstract city. Arguably, it’s the people who give San Fran its vibrancy. Wander the Golden Gate Park and do a bit of people watching to become ensconced in the creative culture, then peruse more galleries than you can poke a paint brush at. Be sure to take a traditional cable car ride and explore the eclectic mix of neighbourhoods to get a true sense of the San Francisco vibe. The undulating streets are bursting with cafés and sweet boutiques and captivating people.
In summer (June to August) temperatures average 25-30°C while in winter (December to February) the average is a chilly 5°C. Autumn (September to November) is the recommended time to visit.
Getting there and around
The cable car is both a tourist highlight and great way to see the city. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is an efficient train network. There are also bus, ferry taxi and hire car options.
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