If you are one of those people who does not want to do what regular people do on their holidays and try something different, here are few things you can do in San Francisco. It is considered as one of the most European style cities in the western coastal nation of United States. It might take weeks for a person to explore the city and get to know it. If Only you are looking for a different and unique experience in San Francisco, here are the things that you can try.
Taking A City Hike
If you love trekking, San Francisco has some great trekking spots around the city. The Presidio is an urban playground that once served as an army base. Mt. Davidson is the tallest peak and taking a mile-long hike is very refreshing. It offers fantastic views from the top of downtown San Francisco and Mt, Sutro. You can even try a trek to Mt.Sutro which is a two-mile hike that makes you walks through forests and dirt paths. During winter, one can find trees disappearing into the fog in Mt. Sutro.
Latino Effect at San Francisco
One of the areas in San Francisco is Mission District. With a dense population, the district is full of life and vibrant colors. It is located in the eastern part of San Francisco and it is not a tourist spot. It is a Latino neighborhood that has many shops, taquerias and great Mexican Restaurants. There is a place called Taqueria Farolito which is close to Mission BART station and they make the best burritos. The streets are lines with amazing street art in buildings and walls making it very colorful with murals and street art paintings.
Baker Beach offers amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a short walk from the Fort Point at the Golden Gate Bridge which takes you on a coastal trail. The beach is located right below the Golden Gate Bridge. The spectacular views make this beach a perfect picnic spot with a picnic basket in tow. There is also a nudist portion on the Northern side and it will be a good idea to think about you comfort level before getting there.
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
If you though Fortune Cookies get imported from China, you’re so wrong. For a long time, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory located in Chinatown has been making them. Located in Ross Valley, one can visit the factory and take a look at how fortune cookies are made. The aroma of baking fortune cookies will drag you there and there is no need to have a map at hand.
Sausalito located in Marin County is a tourist hub and is generally very crowded. For a similar experience, one can visit Tiburon where the crowd is less. Tiburon is a ferry ride away from San Francisco. There are also buses and bike rides that will take you there. The town looks similar to that of a village and gives the feeling of being away from the maddening crowd. The streets have many cafes, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.