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San Francisco is one of America’s most modern and open-minded cities. Package deals on this piece of the American west coast can be a great way to see some of America’s most iconic sights and save too. The city itself is surrounded by water on all sides apart from the South, and boasts a Californian climate and modern skyline that is hard to beat.
San Francisco city breaks give you loads of chances to enjoy a really modern American city, in one of its hottest states. For a family friendly afternoon you can check out the Steinhart Aquarium or the Aquarium of the Bay, both displaying a fun variety of sea-life. The San Francisco Zoo also plays host to some aquatic animals, where the penguins are the stars of the show.
The San Francisco Dungeon at fisherman’s wharf can be a nice way to teach the kids about more than 200 years of history, offering a boat ride and displaying live actor shows with plenty of storytelling to keep the whole family interested.
The Golden Gate Bridge dominates the San Francisco skyline, linking the city to the Californian mainland. The city’s close relationship with the water makes the bridge a must-see on your San Francisco city break, and one that’s hard to miss. Alcatraz is the city’s other famous landmark. The old prison offers drive-by boat cruises if you’re short on time, or full tours for those who want to learn more. The prison sits in San Francisco bay, and its watch towers can be seen easily from land.
Like any large city, San Francisco has a huge range of restaurants and bars to try on your city break. If you want to drink cocktails and look across the bay you’ll have no problem finding a spot to sit down. The Embarcadero runs along the piers and has a collection of seafood restaurants with fresh fish. Further into the city, nightclubs and bars are really easy to come by, some of which are famous throughout the world, like Rickhouse. With an interior modelled on a beer cask and a long list of whiskeys to try, it has become a city staple for locals and visitors alike.
San Francisco city breaks offer the perfect mix of culture and sunshine - it’s your chance to embrace everything a true world city has to offer. Choose to book a city break to San Francisco with lastminute.com and grab a bargain to see one of the best pieces of America.