The city of diverse restaurants, high-tech and startups, fascinating counterculture history, and cutting-edge tech San Francisco has got a unique charm to the hearts of travelers from all over the world.
Not only this, but this “City by the Bay” has so much to offer its visitors that they will cherish their experiences forever. There are plenty of things to do in San Francisco that are sure to give travelers a tremendous time. While participating in the SAE Aero Design Competition, Yakkaluru and his friends chose to explore some famous sites at this wonderful destination. Undoubtedly, Yakkaluru’s group tour to USA with TravelTriangle was nothing but a great vacation experience.
I and some of my friends took part in an aero design competition that was supposed to be held in San Francisco. We also took it as a great opportunity to visit various spots and make our work-vacation an entertaining one as well. Since it’s a group tour to USA, we wanted an itinerary that would suit all my fellow travelers as well. While searching for travel organizers, we came across TravelTriangle on a social website and looking at their amazing posts, we were completely smitten by it. Honestly, we knew that only TT would plan our trip in the best way and as expected, our arrangements were done as per our preferences. Our first week was dedicated solely to the competition. So, having 3 days in hands, we explored San Francisco to our heart’s content. Here are some excerpts from our wonderful USA trip.
Details Of Our Friends Trip To USA
Trip Type: Friends Trip
Cost: INR 279358
Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
Inclusions: Airfare, Accommodation, Taxes, Airport Transfer, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Visa, Personal Expenses
A Detailed Itinerary Of Our USA Trip
Day 1: Arrival and check-in at the hotel (Took part in the competition from Day 1 to Day 7)
Day 8: four-hour guided tour of San Francisco & sightseeing
Day 9: A Yosemite tour from San Francisco
Day 10: Check-out from the hotel and departure
USA Weather In March
Our trip was in the month of March and luckily we got to witness the best weather in San Francisco. Right before the summer fog sets in, March comes up with immensely pleasant weather. The average high temperature at this time if 17°C that allows you to enjoy the spell of good weather. Also, if you want to stay away from the crowds, then March is the best month to visit Francisco. Moreover, it is also the month when various festivals occur.
Experiences We Enrivaled On Our Hyderabad To USA Trip
Within just 3 days of exploring this excellent city, we got to enjoy more then what we thought of. Here are some of the best memories of our exhilarating trip to San Francisco.
1. Cruise In San Francisco: Spending Cherishable Time With Buddies
We dedicated the first 7 days to the aero design competition. Post that, we finally got ourselves ready to explore this beautiful destination. On day 8, we went on a 60-minute Bay Cruise that offered us some picturesque ocean vistas. As our boat departed, we enjoyed a great view of the sea lions of Pier 39. Without leaving our seats, we could see the top attractions and the city’s fascinating skyline. The narrator gave a brief description about some of the famous sites and history of San Francisco. Moreover, there were also plenty of food options that made our cruise ride all the more exciting.
2. Golden Gate Bridge: Falling In Love With Bewitching Vistas
Next, we headed towards the famous Golden Gate which is a must-visit site in San Francisco. Like we all have seen in movies and pictures, the classic copper-red color bridge is indeed an impressive piece of architecture. Walking across the bridge and basking in the glory of pleasing views of the city made our day extremely joyful. One of the best ways to enjoy its views is to take a ferry cruise from the San Fransisco harbor. We all really had a great time and visiting the bridge turned out to be a brilliant idea!
3. Yesimoto Valley: Enjoying Some Soul Soothing Experiences
Our last stop was at Yesimoto Valley which is the world’s best climbing sites. The serene valley allowed us to enjoy stunning views along with some entertainment opportunities. We were completely spellbound by the walking trails, famous peaks, and enchanting falls. The colossal park had many trails and numerous places to explore. Spending just a day here is way too less to explore this magical site. Also, if one enjoys mountain climbing and hiking, then this is the place to be.
Shopping In San Francisco
As we had very less time for shopping, we couldn’t explore too many markets. But one thing for which we took out time was “Chocolates”. We all bought a variety of chocolate for our loved ones waiting for us to get some souvenirs. Also, we would recommend future travelers to visit Union Square which is the most visited shopping destinations in San Francisco. Featuring an amalgamation of local boutiques, luxury stores, and several department stores, this place would let one buy a multitude of USA souvenirs. Notably, some of the best souvenirs to buy include Sausalito handicrafts, a cable car replica, Golden Gate bridge memorabilia, Alcatraz mementos, and many more.
Restaurants In San Francisco
Like shopping, we didn’t have much time to explore the restaurants in San Francisco. Therefore, we opted for some common eateries that we were quite sure about. Whenever we were hungry, we straightway went to eateries like Mc Donald’s, Subway, and KFC. Moreover, going to these food stations turned out t be very much economical for all of us. At really cheap prices, we could fill in or tummies and satiate our taste buds as well. Notably, you will also find many Indian Restaurants In San Francisco where you can gorge on a variety of authentic Indian delicacies.
Hotels In San Francisco
The accommodation that was extended to us by TravelTriangle was utterly comfortable. For the first 6 days, we stayed at Hotel Radisson in Texas. Here, the staff offered us everything to make our stay convenient and hassle-free. The rooms were quite spacious and there were also various relaxation options such as a swimming pool, fitness center, and a picnic area as well. Apart from this, our accommodation for the last 4 days was planned at Americana in San Francisco. The location of the hotel was very attractive and we especially got impressed with the hospitality of the hotel staff and the comfortable rooms in conditions.
Some Quick USA Travel Tips For Future Travelers
1. Plan your San Francisco trip while keeping time and budget in mind
2. Take comfortable walking shoes with you as there will be a lot of walking on steep hills
3. Take public transportation to explore the city and buy two separate tickets for MUNI (buses/streetcars) and BART (subway)
4. Pack all the light woolens and don’t forget to layer up if you don’t want to catch a cold. The weather here changes drastically depending on the wind, cloud cover, and fog
5. Opt for a centrally-located hotel. If possible, then choose a hotel near Market Street where you will wind various transportation options
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Ours was really a great experience and a huge credit goes to excellent efforts done by the travel triangle team. Ours was one of the best USA group tours that can also influence future travelers. As mentioned earlier, we took part in an aero design competition. So, we didn’t have too much time in hands to explore the city. However, the efficient staff at TT planned our itinerary in such a manner that we could cover up the best sites. Honestly, it was one of the best travel experiences and we would definitely like to have another tour with TravelTriangle.
Common Questions Regarding A San Francisco Trip
Q1. Is San Francisco safe at night?
Ans. San Francisco is pretty safe in the night time as well. However, you must avoid visiting Golden Gate Park which is is very dark at night, and do not welcome visitors.
Q2. What should I avoid in San Francisco?
Ans. There are some sites in San Francisco where travelers are recommended not to visit. Bayview-Hunters Point, Sunnydale, The Tenderloin, and The Bay Area Rapid Transit are some of such sites.
Q3. What is the best way to get around San Francisco?
Ans. You can opt for public transportation including cable cars, buses, trolley to visit various tourist attractions. If you want to save money, then you must buy a Muni Passport.
Q4. Is San Francisco expensive for tourists?
Ans. San Francisco is not much of an expensive city. You will get plenty of accommodation options, restaurants, and entertainment options at affordable prices.
Q5. What is there to do in San Francisco in 3 days?
Ans. There are various things to do in San Francisco that you can enjoy in just 3 days. You can visit Lombard Street, The Palace of Fine Arts, and can walk the Golden Gate Bridge.
From offering various things to do and numerous attractions to visit, this city that got everything that will blow your mind. Just like Yakkaluru’s Group Tour To USA, you can explore this dazzling city within a short amount of time. So, without pondering over much, plan a San Francisco trip with TravelTriangle now!