The Californian city is one of the most visited destinations in the world and with its plethora of entertaining activities it’s easy to see why.
Below are Nightly.travel’s top tips to spend your hotel switching savings on.
What to do in San Francisco
San Francisco has enough activities to keep you occupied for a whole year – below are Nightly.travel’s top things to see/do in the Californian city.
The Once In A Lifetime Experiences
San Francisco is full of them. These unique adventures are all over the city and believe us, they are must-sees!
Drive Down Lombard Street
If you’re finding yourself asking “what can be so famous about a street?” you’ve probably never heard of Lombard Street. The most crooked street in the world has 8 sharp turns and is incredibly steep – drivers are warned to only go 5mph down the red-bricked street.
See Pier 39
The pier is known for its attractions and its shopping area, but, it is also known for the number of seals that call the pier home. There are various rumours as to why so many seals gather are on the pier – but one thing is for certain it is definitely a sight to see!
Take a Tour of The Island of Alcatraz
One of the most famous maximum-security prisons in the world, the once home of Al Capone, James “Whitey” Bulger and Robert Stroud (“Birdman of Alcatraz”) is now a popular tourist attraction. You can take a tour of the island and find out about life as an inmate on the famous island – especially about the night four inmates escaped the island, never to be seen again.
Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge
“The most photographed bridge in the world” welcomes over 10,000,000 people-a-year, which works out to 27,000 people-per-day.The bridge is seen as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world and is also one of the longest.
2,737.4 m long and 746 ft (227.4 m) high, walking over the bridge is not a short trip, but certainly, one worth taking.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
San Francisco is home to the baseball team the San Francisco Giants, who play at the AT&T Park. The stadium houses over 41,000 spectators and it’s certainly worth organising your trip around trying to see the Giants play.
Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders play in San Francisco, giving you more chance to see an American football game whilst visiting the city. The 49ers play at Levi’s stadium and the Raiders play at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.
Bend it Like Beckham
If you’re not into your baseball or American football, then maybe the San Jose Earthquakes, San Francisco’s soccer team, will be something of more interest to you. The team compete in the MLS, the top tier of American soccer and play in the Avaya Stadium which holds 18,000 spectators – why don’t you become one of them for a game!
Taste the Food and Drink of San Francisco
A must-try if you haven’t had it before, SourDough bread is one of the most famous foods out of the San Francisco Bay. Many dishes are built around the bread as well as in it!
There are a plethora of crab-shacks in San Francisco and it’s definitely worth paying one of them a visit when you’re in the bay. Whether it’s just as a snack or as a full meal, we’re positive you won’t be disappointed.
Try a Cocktail or Two! 🍸
San Francisco has two speciality cocktails definitely worth trying. One is a sloe gin-based cocktail served up with dry and sweet vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, and a cherry. The other is vodka-based cocktail served over ice with Triple Sec, Crème de Banane, fruit juice and grenadine. Both are certainly worth checking out!
How to Experience San Francisco with Nightly.travel
There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re going to miss out on experiencing the best a city has to offer. Hotel switching saves money on your accommodation so you can spend the money on what you want to do.
As well as saving you money, switching also helps you stay near the action and experience different areas of a city. You only have to switch once to experience more.
How to Book Your Hotel Switch
Check out our San Francisco page to see how to book your stay in the Californian city as well as how hotel switching helps you save money.
We look forward to seeing you switch,
Your Nightly.travel Team