San Francisco City
San Francisco offers wonderful tourist attractions, hidden treasures, museums, hotels, bed and breakfast inns, historic pubs and more. San Francisco is a great dining city, with restaurants ranging from outstanding seafood parlors to the top cafes of Chinatown. Visitors on a budget can find inexpensive meals and lodging; for those seeking a workout, there are many walks and bike routes; San Francisco also has romantic hideaways. The photographer will find many unusual photo opportunities. Discover San Francisco's history, architecture, legends and lore. We invite you to sign up for the following tour suggestions to get a good feel for San Francisco to Hotel Astoria's front desk agents are full of information regarding tours and hot spots in the city to help guests get a good feel for San Francisco.
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San Francisco Public Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni) is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco. Muni is an integral part of public transit in the City of San Francisco, operating 365 days a year and connecting with regional transportation Click for more information services, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), SamTrans, and AC Transit. Its network consists of 54 bus lines, 17 trolley bus lines, 7 light rail lines that operate above ground and in the City's lone subway tube (called Muni Metro), 3 cable car lines, and a heritage streetcar line known as the F Market & Wharves. Many weekday riders are commuters, as the daytime weekday population in San Francisco exceeds its normal residential population. Muni shares four metro stations with BART, which can lead to confusion amongst visitors. Travelers can connect to San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport via BART.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The heavy-rail public transit system connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County. With average weekday ridership of 346,504 passengers, BART is the fifth busiest heavy rail rapid transit system in the US.
San Francisco Weather
The weather in San Francisco frequently changes, especially when going from one neighborhood to another and is difficult for its visitors to predict what to wear. You might look out the window and see rays of beautiful sunshine, only to walk out in a t-shirt and shorts to discover that the air and breeze is actually quite chilly. How do the locals survive? They go by one rule and that’s: Always carry a sweater or jacket, even in the summer. The weather can change in an instant so it’s best to be prepared.
San Francisco Landmarks & Popular Attractions
The city of San Francisco is rich and full of history. Beautiful landmarks that guests should definitely see would be the infamous Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Transamerica Building, Coit Tower, City Hall, and many more. If one would like to see a beautiful view of the city, head up to Twin Peaks. Other popular sightseeing options would be the beautiful “Painted Ladies” at Alamo Square, the crooked street of Lombard, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and of course, the Golden Gate Park. At the Golden Gate Park, there are numerous locations to visit such as the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Plants, and the newly renovated Academy of Science. The Palace of Fine Arts is another admirable spot to visit, with its lovely views and the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science that is most popular with children.
San Francisco also has many other museums that attract interest. Everyone loves the Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, and Asian Art Museum. Most attractions charge a small entrance fee, but a few are free to visit, such as the Cable Car Museum and the Chinese Culture Center.
If one is interested to getting out of the busy city for a moment, venture on a short ferry ride to Sausalito, a small Mediterranean village that is loved by all for its quaint arts and crafts stores and restaurants. Tours are available for Muir Woods to explore the beautiful redwoods and experience a visit of tranquility and peace with nature. Tours are also available for wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa Valley. Guests can also rent cars and drive to these wonderful sites themselves if they like.