Known for its hilly terrain and tech culture, this California city sits at the top of the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California. Surrounded by the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, it offers no shortage of water views from high points such as Telegraph Hill.
San Francisco's public transportation is often crowded or late. The city's municipal transportation (MUNI) operates trains and buses that you can ride to Dogpatch or the Financial District, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) operates a high-speed subway that runs throughout the Bay Area. Street parking is hard to find, but you'll be luckier with parking lots and garages.
San Francisco is not always sunny and warm. In fact, it's often quite cool. The temperature doesn't fluctuate much throughout the year and the average high is 60°F (15°C). Parts of the city are commonly cloaked in a fog named Karl.
Top sights and attractions
Golden Gate Bridge
Perhaps the most iconic feature of San Francisco, this "international orange" suspension bridge spans across the mouth of the San Francisco Bay. It's free to walk or bike across the 1.7 miles bridge, but you have to pay a toll to drive southbound into the city.