No two cities are alike in a state as sizeable and beautifully diverse as California – and San Francisco is one of its most inimitable towns, with a distinct identity that's truly its own. Discovering its charms is a true pleasure for the uninitiated – as long as you don’t mind a few hills.

The first stop on everybody’s list should, without a doubt, be the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, where you can soak in some of the city’s best views. From there, head to Fisherman’s Wharf to immerse yourself in its waterfront marketplaces, catch a glimpse of the iconic sea lions, and enjoy incredible seafood, all before hopping a ferry to Alcatraz. The famous prison is one of the city’s biggest attractions, where you can tour the abandoned cells that once held the likes of Al Capone. For delectable cuisine and plenty of markets to explore, take a stroll through the city’s 24-block Chinatown.

Smack dab between Silicon Valley and Wine Country, San Francisco is a delectable taste of the Golden State that you just can’t miss.

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