Either because we grew up watching “Full house” an old Tv show, or the movie the Rock (yes, Alcatraz is located here) or simply because the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the emblematic symbols of the United States, as well as the Statue of Liberty, we always dreamed about visiting San Fransisco.
Getting there was very gratifying. The city is different, fresh, dynamic, modern and classic, with plenty parks, green wherever you look at and mostly “hippy-ster”.
Yes, is the perfect blend of the bohemian hippie-hipster look of the XX century and the modernism of the century XXI. Besides of being an exemplary equal city, it has a huge “green” move, is like the personification of an organic city; there are organic markets all around, sustainable restaurant and coffee bars, big city gardens.
You feel in a different U.S, more equal, more responsible, more conscious about its place in the world. In fact, the state politics have forbidden the entrance of big surfaces that do not follow the environmental rules that people defend.
Furthermore, from 2016 San Francisco has been declared a plastic-free city. Sounds ideal, right? Yes, full of magical corners and absolutely gorgeous, undoubtedly San Francisco has conquered our city hearts.
Although is a very expensive city, they say is the most expensive in the country, we still enjoyed it on a budget or with free activities.
1.Golden Gate Bridge
Built at the beginning of the XX century, is the image of the city, due to its art-deco style. You can easily take a picture from the Ghirardelli square, from the Presidio or from the fisherman’s town on the other side of the bridge, Sausalito.
2.The Painted Ladies in Alamo Square
A series of many houses with a very well conserved victorian architecture, colorful, they have been set of many tv shows and movies because they are very photogenic.
The Hippie neighborhood to know the spirit of the city, with music, life, marketplaces, bicycles. Janice Joplin used to play in any corner of this neighborhood.