San Francisco is a city with a vibrant arts scene, world-class shopping and mind-blowing attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. If you are looking for affordable accommodation on your stay here, then a hostel is just right for you. With excellent facilities such as receptions and on-site supermarkets, you can enjoy a relaxing getaway without bursting your budget.
Wherever you’re planning to stay, many San Francisco bed and breakfasts offer large, comfortable guest rooms with whirlpool tubs and on-site cooking facilities available in some rooms. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, laundry services and plush king-size beds offered in San Francisco’s luxury suites.
The peninsula of San Francisco provides miles of routes for relaxed walks. From crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to wandering through the historic district of Jackson Square, there are plenty of areas to explore in this steep-hilled city.
Cultural attractions include the de Young Museum by the Golden Gate Bridge. Here you will find vast collections of indigenous and contemporary art, from 19th-century Navajo weavings to the terracotta sculptures from ancient African civilizations.
If you prefer singing and dancing to museums, make a beeline for Union Square where you’ll find San Francisco Playhouse. This non-profit theatre has been going since 2003, and has previously shown world premieres of Broadway performances such as Bauer and Grounded.
This cosmopolitan town offers culinary delights from all over the globe, with everything from wonton noodles in Chinatown to spicy bean burritos in the Mexican quarter. For fresh seafood, walk along Pier 39 to sample fresh clam chowders and oysters or, for some of the best bakeries in the state, head downtown where Viennese-style pastries and light-as-a-feather cream puffs decorate the glass shelves.
San Francisco shopping is unlike anywhere else in the world, with upper-class stores and independent boutiques suiting all budgets. Luckily, many of the area’s best stores are close to San Francisco’s bed and breakfasts, so you needn’t travel far to get what you need. If you’re only looking for essential items and local gifts, there are a wide range of small stores and markets dotted across the city, too.
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