Alcatraz. The Golden Gate Bridge. Fisherman’s Wharf. Cable cars buzzing down steep streets. Our No. 10 pick can be identified by any one of these attributes. San Francisco is a place unlike any other – and an iconic destination for your California coast getaway!
Combine the serene, scenic California coastline with the vibrant culture of San Francisco. The beaches are wonderful for refreshing walks and whale watching. Walk the steep streets, or explore the city the easier way – aboard a cable car. Fisherman’s Wharf offers a seaside ambience and incredibly fresh seafood, from little stands to fine dining restaurants overlooking the harbor. Alcatraz tours leave right from Fisherman’s Wharf and offer a fascinating look at San Francisco history. Hike up Telegraph Hill to see the 210-foot Coit Tower, offering panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and downtown San Francisco. And no trip to San Francisco is complete without crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Rent a bike and ride across the bridge and onto miles of mountain biking paths of Golden Gate National Recreation Area!
San Francisco is more than just a great California coast vacation – it’s a city layered in history.