Ready to get out of the heat? Try visiting San Francisco for your holiday vacation this summer. Robert Frost said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” This quote serves just as a glimpse into the refreshing and cool weather that San Francisco has to offer. Besides the weather, there are so many attractions in and around San Francisco.

  1. Golden Gate Bridge & Golden Gate Park

One of the most well-known symbols of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do visit while in this great city. Whether you walk, bike or drive across the bridge, you can end your time outside at the Golden Gate Park, home to gardens, various trails and museums and even festivals.

  1. Fisherman’s Wharf

Searching for fresh seafood and even better shopping? Visit Fisherman’s Wharf for some of the best meals that San Francisco has to offer.

  1. Alcatraz Island

Closed on March 21, 1963, the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was then converted into a museum for the public to visit and see how prisoners lived from the early ‘30s to 1963. Aside from visiting the prison, tourists are also able to hike around the island.

  1. Chinatown

Chinatown of San Francisco is known as the biggest Chinatown outside of Asia. Famous for shopping and great Asian food, Chinatown is a destination spot for foodies and shoppers alike.

  1. Ghiradelli Square

For those foodies who are looking for an incredible dessert after eating a meal in Chinatown, Ghiradelli Square can satisfy any sweet tooth.

  1. AT&T Park

During the spring months, visit AT&T Park for a Giants game! In addition to Giants games, AT&T park also hosts artists such as Guns N/ Roses, Santana, Journey, Steve Miller Bad and the Doobie Brothers.

  1. California Academy of Sciences & Exploratorium

Seeking a little bit of education on your trip? Look nowhere else than the California Academy of Sciences and Exploration. These museums are especially kid friendly.

  1. Lombard Street & Coit Tower

For the best views of San Francisco, travel up the windy street of Lombard. For an even better view, climb to the top of Coit Tower, better known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, that is located in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood.

  1. Muir Woods National Monument

For a glimpse into the beautiful area surrounding San Francisco, travel right outside to Marin County, to a 554-acre park close to the Pacific Coast. Only 12 miles north of San Francisco, this hiking area is famous for their beautiful redwood trees.

Do not miss your chance to visit the amazing city of San Francisco! To see the city at its best, it’s recommended to take a ferry ride tour around the San Francisco Bay—who knows what wildlife you will be able to see along with the sights that the city has to offer!