Frugal Travel Tips For San Francisco

San Francisco is my favorite city hugging the west shore. It’s also among the priciest particularly for resorts. Except for the frugal traveler, a number of the sights are all free.

Notice: When I went into San Francisco (forcing up from L.A.)I was very surprised by the reduction in temperature. Check the weather prior to coming.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square cover approximately 6 blocks across the waterfront. This tourist destination provides excellent views of the famous Alcatraz, souvenir shopping, seafood seller and street performers. A number of the neighborhood”residents” include pelicans and sea lions. The souvenir to return for chocolate loving Mothers? Ghirardelli chocolate. That is really where it all began.

Cable Automobiles

While at Ghirardelli Square, catch a few photos in the Cable Car Turnaround (the conclusion of a few of those lines). The cable cars, calling San Francisco’s dwelling island, are a fantastic break for the weary.

Notice: There are not any transfers with cable cars. Each ride demands a fresh ticket.


The Chinatown in San Francisco is next in size from the U.S. just to New York City. It’s very good place to find affordable supplies and a cheap meal.

Lombard Street

Called the crookedest street, Lombard is just another one of these photo opps tourists adore. Walking is totally free.

The Golden Gate Bridge

Another famous and scenic stroll is across The Golden Gate Bridge. On a transparent day, the views are excellent (and will work off all that fantastic Chinese food you will be eating). This suspension bridge is a bit less than 9,000 ft long so plan your round trip so.

Cable Car Museum

Really like the cable cars? Then visit the Cable Car Museum on Mason Street. Entry is free and the museum deck overlooks the enormous engines and twisting wheels which pull the wires. Fantastic photographs can be taken from the classic cable cars.

A town of unique civilizations, bordered by the sea, San Francisco has an ideal combination of historical attractions and contemporary beaches. Many of these free.

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