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San Francisco

  • About the San Francisco Travel Guide
  • Arriving and leaving San Francisco
  • Where to stay in San Francisco
  • Our favorite restaurants in San Francisco
  • Things to do in San Francisco
  • How to Get Around  ( Transportation )
  • Prices and Expenses

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Where to stay in SF :

My favorite hostels in San Francisco
Adelaide Hostel ( near Union Square )
Green Tortoise ( North Beach )
Music City Hotel ( Nob Hill )
Fort Mason Hostel International ( near Pier 39)

How to get around San Francisco :

  • BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transport ) – Gets you to UC Berkeley, Oakland, Mission District, Market St, East Bay, and SF Int’l Airport
  • San Francisco MUNI is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California.
  • Caltrain – Gets you to Silicone Valley, Stanford University, San Jose Diridon Station ( which connects to Santa Cruz ). Caltrain has the cleanest & fastest trains. No wifi though. One way to SJ is $ 10.00
  • Golden Gate Transit – I take this bus from downtown SF to get Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods, & Marin County. The bus goes over to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Free Things to do in San Francisco :

  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge ( it’s 1.7 miles long )
  • Stroll the Golden Gate Park
  • Hike the Twin Peaks
  • Check out the Cable Cars
  • Visit Chinatown
  • Walk the crookedest street in the world ( Lombard St. )
  • Hang out with the sea lions at Pier 39
  • Visit the chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square
  • Do some fun Instagramming at Clarion Alley in the Mission District
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San Francisco packs a lot into its compact 49 square miles. CityPASS is kind of like that, too – we’ve hand-picked the city’s best attractions, including the world-famous cable cars, and packed them into a perfect pocket-sized ticket book for your visit. CityPASS is valid for 9 days starting with the first day of use, giving you plenty of time to see the best of San Francisco, and take the best memories home with you.

The life of a digital nomad

Welcome to my newly updated travel blog. My site has been out of commission for a couple of months as I was busy building websites for other clients. My name is Elle Gamboa and I’m a full-time web designer and web developer specializing in WordPress and E-Commerce sites. My current blog is built using WordPress & Gutenberg,. In my blog I will share you all the best travel tips to save you money while you are exploring America ( The USA) on bus on train. I know most people fly but there is something more adventurous about exploring the country on sea level.