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Measuring less than 50 square miles and with a population that doesn’t even crack a million, San Francisco is nonetheless one of the best cities in the world. Renowned for its cable cars, grand-dame Victorians, a dynamic waterfront, and a sky-scraping golden bridge, the city has something for everyone.

Experience trendsetting cuisine ranging from quirky food trucks to Michelin-starred dining experiences. See world-renowned symphony, theatre, opera, and ballet. Experience eye-widening outdoor adventures. No matter your taste, you’ll find something to do in this bayside wonder.

Founded on June 29, 1776, by Spanish colonists, the California Gold Rush of 1849 saw the city bloom to become the largest on the West Coast at the time. Today, it’s a cultural and economic hub, enticing residents and businesses from all walks of life to settle within its bounds. It headquarters some of the biggest companies in the world including Twitter, Airbnb, Salesforce, Uber, and Dropbox.

San Francisco is a popular tourist attraction year-round. It’s known for its cool summers, eclectic mix of architecture, and steep rolling hills. With a range of attractions ready and waiting for the click of a camera, it’s popular with sightseers and adventurers alike.

Getting there

The Bay Bridge links the I-80 to the city from the east while the Golden Gate Bridge hitches onto Highway 1 from the north. If driving from the south, you’ll take either the U.S. 101 or the I-280 – both snake up the peninsula and into San Francisco proper. Ensure you have good directions and a detailed map when driving into San Francisco. The freeway interchanges, particularly around the Bay Bridge, are notoriously confusing and the traffic congestion can be hectic.

To rent an RV in San Francisco, you can also fly in. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located in San Mateo County about 13 miles south of Downtown San Francisco. It services flights throughout North America and is a major gateway to Asia and Europe.

Amtrak is a great way to get to San Francisco, as well:

●       Depart from Seattle or Portland on the Coast Starlight if coming from the north.

●       Depart from Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight if traveling from the south.

●       Depart from Chicago or Denver if traveling from the East.

●       Depart from Fresno or Bakersfield on the Amtrak San Joaquin.

Also operated by Amtrak, the Capitol Corridor serves 18 stops between Sacramento and Silicon Valley.

Places to visit

  • The Golden Gate Bridge: Spanning almost two miles, the Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting Marin County, California to the city of San Francisco.
  • The Castro: A queer icon, the Castro was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States and still remains a symbol of LGBTQ+ activism to this day. Today you can drink in queer bars, shop in queer-owned boutiques, and admire the rainbow everything along the main strip.

Parking in San Francisco

Street parking rates range from $1 per hour up to $7 an hour, depending on the neighborhood. These rates can also fluctuate up and down every couple of hours. Most of the city’s meters are enforced from 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday is enforced in certain locations, including The Embarcadero, Nine off-street parking lots,Fisherman’s Wharf, Special Event Area around Chase Center and Oracle Park

Annual Events in San Francisco

  • Pride parade: The biggest parade in the Bay Area, the Pride Parade is a celebration of love, freedom, and all things LGBTQ+. The festivities take place in June and feature a number of events across the city as well as the iconic parade itself.
  • Chinese New Year: One of the biggest holidays in Asia, San Francisco celebrates the Chinese New Year all over the city but particularly in Chinatown. The exact date varies from year to year but the celebrations usually kick-off at the beginning of February.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival: The annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is held in April in San Francisco’s Japantown. It hosts a grand parade, cultural performances, food broths, live bands, martial arts, and more traditional Japanese activities.

Camping in San Francisco

  • Marin Park: The closest RV park to San Francisco, Marin Park is just 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. $99 per night with a 10% tax for two people and $5 extra per person after that. Rates a subject to change during the holiday season.
  • San Francisco RV Resort: Only 15 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, Encore’s San Francisco RV Resort’s great location speaks for itself. Pricing varies depending on your booking time but can be calculated on their website.
  • Pillar Point RV Park: Situated a little out of the city, this little park is highly recommended for its ocean views and friendly staff. Oceanview sites start from $110 per night while the standard sites go from $80 per night.

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