Welcome to San Francisco, California
Beloved by locals, immortalized by Tony Bennett, and literally built out onto the bay, San Francisco has been the destination of trail blazers since the days of Spanish explorers up through the 1960’s Summer of Love to now!
Everything feels accessible here. Find amazing shopping in Union Square near the skyscrapers of the Financial District which is near Chinatown which is near Nob Hill, and so on! And make amazing discoveries along the way, like the parrots of Telegraph Hill, the concrete slides in the Castro, and the “Painted Ladies” on Alamo Square.
San Francisco musts: hop a cable car, walk the Golden Gate Bridge, shop for vinyl in Haight-Ashbury, read poetry in City Light Bookstore, have an aperitif in North Beach, and stroll the Embarcadero from the Ferry Building all the way to the resident sea lion population at Pier 39.
San Francisco is also home to the oldest Chinatown in the U.S. and the largest Chinese community outside of China. Take in the sounds, smells and tastes of this eight block neighborhood marked by the Dragon Gate and swaying red lanterns.
For nature, head to Golden Gate Park, an oasis in the center of the city and full of wonders, like the modern De Young Museum, the domed Conservatory of Flowers, the peaceful Japanese Tea Garden, and even roaming buffalo!
In summer the famous San Francisco fog, dubbed “Carl” by the locals, rolls in and out from off the bay. In the winter, the city sparkles with lights from the opera house and symphony hall, cozy restaurants and hip bars.
If you’re looking for a relaxed vibe and melting pot of cultures, San Francisco is the destination for you! Book one of our San Francisco photographers and head to the City by the Bay!