San Francisco has been winning the hearts of visitors since long before the city by the bay even courted tourism.
It is widely considered the most beautiful city in the country and the overwhelming cultural offerings are enough to kick start even the most dormant soul.
If you are coming to SF for the first time, or have been before but want to really get the most out of your next visit, I have three easy suggestions for you that will turn an already extraordinary vacation into a life long love affair:
- Stay in a Historic Hotel: San Francisco is the most architecturally fascinating city on the west coast and it's elaborately ornate historic hotels carry an atmosphere that is purely magical. The city's historic hotels are beyond simple luxury, they are one of a kind works of art that you can enjoy from the inside out.
Our exclusive list of San Francisco Historic Hotels.
- Get Outdoors: The trust for public land recently rated San Francisco's park system the best in the nation and for good reason, as there is everything from wild coastal bluffs to charming European style plazas packed into the city.
Our exclusive outdoor guide to San Francisco.
- Dine on the Waterfront: Situated right on the Pacific Ocean and facing onto the island studded San Francisco Bay, the city's beauty is most enjoyed right from a waterfront vantage point. Throw in an excellent seafood or California fusion meal and you will be hooked for life.
Our list of the Best Waterfront Restaurants in San Francisco
Any one of these will have you coming back for more but put all three into your next San Francisco vacation itinerary and you may just have to get yourself a second home here.
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Union Square Heart Sculpture photo by Ocean Malandra