San Francisco Tips & Tricks

California, San Francisco Guide (B): San Francisco Tips & Tricks

San Francisco, one of America’s most visited cities, draws in tourists from all over the world! Even the locals and nearby residents like to join in on the fun that this wonderful city has to offer. But, with so many people vying to catch a glimpse, it can often become an overwhelming (and chaotic) adventure. In my most recent trip out to San Francisco, I decided to do my research beforehand to make the best of my time (and money) while exploring what wonderful treasures this city has to offer; here are a few of the things I learned:

We arrived in the city at 9 in the morning and were pleasantly surprised to find there were still at least 20 FREE parking spots right near Ghirardelli square and Aquatic Park. We enjoyed 4 free hours of parking, which was plenty of time to do the things we wanted to do that day. For those who plan to spend the whole day exploring, there are parking lots that will charge you an arm and a leg to stay there (up to $10/hour) which can get expensive! Instead, do some research and find a lot that will charge a flat rate for the whole day; for instance, you can park at the Fort Mason Center for 4+ hours and it only costs you $14. Or, if you prefer not to worry about parking, you can visit this site and reserve a spot before you even arrive! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: San Francisco Tips & Tricks
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: free parking spots   Aquatic Park   Maritime Museum   Ghirardelli Square   Fort Mason Center   Grandeho's Kamekyo   Fisherman's Wharf   Musee Mecanique   Dennis Rae Fine Art   Alcatraz island cruises   Exploratoreum   Lombard Street  
Author: Tamara Wilcox
Read it on author's website: http://www.postcardsandpassports.com/san-francisco-tips-and-tricks/

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


14 Souvenirs That Scream San Francisco

14 Souvenirs That Scream San Francisco

Home to many historic landmarks, such as Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Alcatraz, San Francisco is closely associated with many iconic images of the American culture, such as Levi's jeans, baseball, and hippie movement. Modern Frisco carefully preserves its legacy by keeping it alive...
Divine Artisan Chocolates in San Francisco

Divine Artisan Chocolates in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to the most delicious artisan chocolates! From the historic Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory to New American TCHO chocolates, there are many local chocolate boutiques and factories to visit where you might be treated to a few samples. From exotic flavors such as lavender-walnut...