Spotlight on: San Francisco

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 1:03pm
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Looking for a destination with many things to see & do? Visit San Francisco! By day, explore the great Alcatraz, cycle across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, eat a clam chowder in Fisherman’s Wharf plus lots more. And by night, go off the beaten path to experience the Asian culture in Chinatown or the Italian cuisine in the Union Square. Read on to find out why San Francisco is a must see destination.

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The first lighthouse to be built on the Pacific Coast, and then to a federal prison for some of world’s notorious convicts is Alcatraz. For those of you who enjoy history, we recommend you take the ferry from Fisherman's Wharf to Alcatraz to do an audio tour of the prison at your own pace. Get goosebumps as you step inside one of the cell houses while simultaneously listening to the Alcatraz stories.

Golden Gate Bridge

Be sure to be wowed by the impressive Golden Gate Bridge. From its unique international orange colour to its amazing architecture, it’s no wonder why it is recognized as one of the many wonders of the modern world. If you enjoy cycling, we recommend you ride across the Golden Gate Bridge as an adventurous activity to tick of your travel to do list.

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Fisherman's Wharf

Famous for its clam chowder, fishing fleet & sea lions basking in the sun is Fisherman’s Wharf. You can’t go to Fisherman’s Wharf without trying a clam chowder! With so many seafood stores & sourdough French bread bakeries around, we're sure you’ll be overwhelmed by the many places to choose from. And as you begin to eat your clam chowder, take a walk along the pier to admire the street art, music & other festive activities.


The largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America is San Francisco Chinatown. For Asian culture, authentic & inexpensive eateries & souvenir shopping, Chinatown is a great place to visit off the beaten path.

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Cable Cars

And of course while you’re in San Francisco, you must ride on a historic cable car over San Francisco's historic landmark & must-see sights. The main places where the cable cars stop are North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square & Nob Hill.

For more information on planning a holiday to San Francisco, contact a Flight Centre travel expert – 130 stores nationwide. Phone 0800 24 35 44.

Danielle Moore

A seasoned traveller, Danielle loves to share her experiences and her love of travel with anyone who has an interest in venturing overseas.With family from all over the world, Danielle has travelled to many destinations including Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, Ireland, England, Europe and the United States. She has done a range of tours and also experienced living in London. As Danielle has developed the contagious travel bug, she still continues to flee the country and discover many more sights, with a willingness to write and share her experiences along the way.