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Shrouded in fog at all times of the year, the hilly city of San Francisco in norther California is represented by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Victorian architectural homes, cable cars and a glimmering harbor. The city is a peninsula with the San Francisco Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The bay houses the Alcatraz Island, one of the city’s most notorious sites, the former prison. There are many activities to do in San Francisco, for instance, take the cable car all the way to the Nob and Russian Hills and take in a sweeping panorama of the city from atop the Coit Tower. For more breathtaking vistas, head to Telegraph Hill and walk up the beautiful stairway lined with flowering planters, or the winding hiking trail at Land’s End. One of San Francisco’s most photographed landmark, the Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District is an architectural marvel and dominates the skyline of the city.

San Francisco is also a wonderful city to explore on foot. For a dose of art and culture, your destination are the several galleries on Geary Street, all the way to Grant Avenue. But wherever you go, the fog will accompany you. Bibliophiles need to pay their respects at the iconic City Lights Bookstore, a bookstore-cum-publishing house known for its collection of world literature, art and design, and politics. The most fascinating part about San Francisco are its micro-climates - it could be raining in a part of the Golden Gate Bridge, and some folks in another part of the city, say Dolores Park, might be indulging in chocolate ice-cream with extra sprinkles to beat the heat. Another sightseeing landmark in San Francisco is the California Academy of Sciences which brings to life a rainforest setup with the balmy tropical heat.

Believed to have set the benchmark for the Wild West saloons, today San Francisco has some glorious speakeasies and antique bars and saloons complete with great wine and farm specials. The restaurants are top-notch, there is in fact a dish for every palate and most places have a lively music scene. There are just so many things to do in San Francisco that you will be at a loss over how many you can accommodate in your brief sojourn