Destination Guide: San Francisco
Asian flavours, musical history and sealions on the
Venture into San Francisco's morning mist to explore the original hippy city. Cruise the Bay for unforgettable views of the Golden Gate Bridge before dining on Asian fare and local wine.
A world of flavours. Try a signature microbrew like Chocolate Stout with nachos or surf ‘n' turf from friendly North Beach brewpubs. Locals head to busy Japantown for fresh-from-the sea sashimi, or pick out succulent lobsters to be wok-fried in colourful Chinatown eateries.
Cable cars and sealions. Climb to the top of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill for spectacular views over the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Wander rolling streets down to Fisherman's Wharf to watch the sea lions bask on wooden jetties at Pier 39.
Hippy vibes and fresh California wines. Haight Street was once home to the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin and it's still the place for high-end vintage clothes and hip young designers. Grill the knowledgeable staff in Union Square's wine shops and they'll pick out the best local wines for you.
Take in a baseball game. Take a ferry across San Francisco Bay to AT&T Park in South Beach, home of the Giants baseball team. The funky Tenderloin district mixes sleek cocktail lounges with homely bars where pool and foaming local ales are always on the menu.