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San Francisco is probably one of the most gorgeous cities in the US and a place that is perfect to vacation with your family. Whether you’re flying, driving or traveling by train to this interesting city there is plenty to do, see and eat even if you’re on a tight schedule with only three days to do it. Here’s all that you can pack into San Francisco in three days.
The Golden Gate Bridge // An absolute must see for all visitors to the city. Stretching over the Golden Gate strait this bridge connects the Pacific Ocean with the San Francisco Bay. This sight can be seen from afar, but might be best viewed up close whether you’re driving, biking or walking all over this bridge.
Golden Gate Park // Similar to that of Central Park in New York City, Golden Gate Park is home to many different trails, gardens, and museums. One area in specific to check out is the Japanese Tea Garden that is the oldest Japanese Tea Garden in the USA.
Trolley Cars // A definite must do in SF is riding the trolley cars up and down the street to navigate your way through the city. A one time ride ticket costs about $7 but the experience of riding through the city on this iconic trolley is priceless.
Fisherman’s Wharf // If you’re on the hunt for some fun for your family look no further than Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s definitely a touristy area, but if you’re visiting San Fran for the first time it’s something you may want to check out. There are fun museums like Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, the San Francisco Dungeon and the wax museum. Also, be on the lookout for the sea lions sun bathing on the buoys.
Alcatraz // If you have time checking out Alcatraz is a great idea for a bit of a historical look at SF. Just across the bay is the historic site where Al Capone was housed after committing crimes related to bootlegging during the Prohibition era. The entrance to Alcatraz is free, but you’ll need to purchase ferry tickets for you and your family which aren’t super cheap, around $35 for adults. However, the boat ride is a great way to get another view of the beautiful city!
Swan Oyster Depot // You can’t go to SF without trying some of the incredible seafood they have being located right on the Bay. This spot has delicious oysters, crab and scallops and is perfect to serve your family for lunch or dinner.
Bi-Rite Creamery // A classic San Francisco ice cream spot with long, but worth it lines. There are so many different flavors to choose from everyone in your family will surely be satisfied with this favorite ice cream spot.
Al’s Place // A tiny local shop that is a town favorite for a reason. It can sometimes be difficult to get a reservation, but the patio is a perfect spot to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. Most of the dishes are vegetable or seafood dishes which is perfect for exactly what SF has to offer. And this food is delicious!

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Katelyn May
Katelyn May
Katelyn goes to college in Los Angeles, California. She loves the beach, golden retrievers and all shades of blue. She loves to stay active by hiking, biking and dancing.