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Your Travel Guide to San Francisco

85% Avg. city rating Rated by 1659 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 87%

Shopping 84%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 92%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 74%

Customer Travel Tips for San Francisco

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91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


19 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Go by foot, skip the taxi or bus. Just walk. Lots to see at night.

Liked: China town was lovely

Disliked: Smelled like pee in a lot of places. Homeless is kinda everywhere.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
84% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Take the long walk/hike to the Golden Gate Bridge, it's worth it.

Liked: Vibrant cities with a lot to offer.

Disliked: It's dirty. Sometimes it feels unsafe.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating

kyleesawchuk2463
29 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Book Alcatraz tickets months in advance if you plan to visit the island. Also entering San Francisco by car from the Oakland side was a nightmare on the bay bridge, very heavy traffic so plan carefully if you want to avoid traffic.

Liked: Getting to see the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, highly reccomend cycling over the bridge as opposed to walking or driving. People generally seem friendly and the city as a whole seemed tourist friendly. Fishermans Wharf was also great to see.

Disliked: it is sad to see such high rates of homelessness in the area which leads one to question how that is possible in such an affluent area. Also the availability of Alcatraz tour tickets was extremely disappointing as they sell out weeks in advance, granted this was my fault for not looking into it earlier but they sell out months in advance.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating

kennysmestad9159
03 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Expect to see plenty of homeless on every street.

Liked: Weather and visit to Castro.

Disliked: So many homeless people and too much rubbish in the streets.

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating

lia_milgrom8426
01 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Book hotel rooms early.

Liked: The sunset through the mist and over the bridge in the evevings. The hills. The people. The nature. Angel Island.

Disliked: Its an expensive city to visit.

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85% Avg. city rating Rated by 1659 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 87%

Shopping 84%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 86%

Sightseeing 92%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 74%

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