Posted on 01/31/2023
San Francisco doesn't take its sunny days for granted.
Once the sun comes out and the temperatures rise, everyone races to grab a spot to take in an unbelievable city view (before Karl the Fog crashes the party) or heads to one of their favorite attractions.
Explore Angel Island
Angel Island is often considered the “less famous” Alcatraz, but this simply means that it’s less crowded and less expensive than its counterpart. It’s also the one-stop-shop for day trippers. Historical tours, hiking, biking and a cute café by the water--this island’s got it all, and it’s easy to do most of it in a single day.
Ride A Bike Over the Golden Gate Bridge
Explore the beautiful, bike-friendly streets and waterfront paths of San Francisco all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge with an all-day bike rental from Blazing Saddles. Their easy-ride bikes, combined with their new, free mobile app full of helpful tips and sightseeing suggestions make the self-guided tours easy and fun for everyone.
Explore the USS Pampanito and Fisherman's Wharf
Visit the legendary USS Pampanito, a World War II submarine, memorial and National Historic Landmark. Take an audio tour and learn about the on-going preservation efforts. Just steps away is the heart of world-famous Fisherman's Wharf, perfect for strolling among seafood stalls, souvenir shops and many more attractions.
Tour the City by Foot
One fabulous way to get out and about in San Francisco is to try a food tour. You can sample a wide variety of treats, plus go behind the scenes to learn a bit more about the folks making that delectable chocolate or incredible pasta.
Located one-and-a-half miles from Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz is one of the city's most popular attractions. A visit to the island includes a tour of the cell house where visitors can see where the prisoners lived. Although the last inmates were transferred off the island in 1963, the main prison block with its steel bars, claustrophobic cells, mess hall, and library are still structurally intact.
Check Out the View from Dolores Park
Dolores Park is always packed with San Franciscans old and new. From the southwest corner, you can get a heartbreaking view of downtown San Francisco, with the Bay behind the skyline and palm tree-lined Dolores Street stretching out in front of you like a California dream.