San Francisco is famous for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities and world-class cuisine. Only in San Francisco will visitors find such unique and world-famous landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Castro District and Mission Dolores.
San Francisco is an ideal year-round destination, due to its mild climate. San Francisco is one of the four sunniest major cities in the Unites States and temperatures rarely rise above 75 or drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. San Francisco's natural air conditioning -- the morning and evening fog -- make it the perfect getaway when the rest of the nation is sweltering in summer heat.
San Francisco is one of the most scenic cities in the world and yet one of the most compact. The city is located on a 46.6 square-mile peninsula bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by the Golden Gate Strait and from north to east by San Francisco Bay. San Francisco is the gateway to Northern California’s numerous vacation spots. Just hours from the city lies the High Sierra resorts of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, the Monterey/Carmel peninsula, California's wine country in Napa and Sonoma counties, the Redwood Empire and the spectacular Mendocino Coast. The SFCVB includes a “Beyond the Bridge” section on its website which features an interactive as well as directions on how to get to each destination, what to do, and suggestions on where to eat and stay. An events calendar also helps visitors plan their activities.