One of the vacations I’ve enjoyed the most was when I went to San Franciso by myself, and I’ve never regretted it!
It’s funny that my only trip without having companion resulted in the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had. Maybe that’s because I did whatever I feel like doing, without having to ask someone their opinion, I just went to the places I chose and stayed there as long as I wanted.
As soon as my airplane landed, I felt a bit anxious because I was on a city that I’ve never been before on my own. San Francisco’s airport is so big and has so many exits, but fortunately I was able to find the right one and take a transportation service from *ShuttleWizard that took me from the airport to my hotel, and then I was ready to explore one of the most beautiful cities of the world!
Here are some of the most important destinations I visited in San Francisco:
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San Francisco’s Chinatown is a gigantic area that resembles China’s essence so well. With its busy streets filled with live music, Chinese ornaments, restaurants, souvenir shops and very artistic paintings on some of the buildings, Chinatown was a wonderful place to visit and a must when going to San Francisco. Also I bought many cheap souvenirs there!
Nothing better than a walk around the marvelous views that offers Pier 39, where I got the chance to admire the sea lions lying on wooden rafts, tasted a delicious Clam Chowder, went shopping and saw the street performers do some crazy dancing.
My favorite part of the trip! I love cycling so I took a bike tour around the Bay Area of San Francisco and rode across the Golden Gate to Sausalito, a favorite of every tourist. I was able to enjoy some gorgeous views from the bridge and the sea. But whether you like biking or not, you can always have a spectacular view of this iconic place.
I couldn’t left out this place. I took a tour to one of the most important prisons that ever existed, something you should do when going to SF, the island of Alcatraz. Nowadays it operates as an historic place that receives millions of tourists each year. I walked around the cell blocks, where some of America’s most notorious criminals Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud fulfilled their penitence.
This place reminded me of Full House! Here I spent a very peaceful time and went to this neighborhood where I rest for a while at its most famous park, Alamo Square Park. I also saw some beautiful Victorian houses, “The Painted Ladies”, and walked through some local coffee shops, bars and restaurants in the evening.
In San Francisco I walked a lot, in fact I may never had to use public transportation there, except for a cable car ride because, well, I couldn’t not hop in one cable car. This transportation system basically goes through the entire city and it’s one of the most iconic features of SF. But apart from that and the bike tour, I walked long distances all the time, from Chinatown to Pier 39, or from Union Square to Alamo Square.
If you google San Francisco, you’ll always get a picture of this steep and crooked street, Lombard St. That’s because is definitely one of the most unique things of the city. There I watched as drivers maneuver their cars in this curvy zigzag, and as I rented a bike, riding it downhill was pretty fun!
San Francisco left me a lot of incredible experiences, and very special ones that I will treasure for myself, so to everyone that read this, traveling alone isn’t such a bad thing after all!
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