San Francisco, the most liberal city and, for us, the most beautiful in the United States. A city that perfectly blends European style with American culture, located in a privileged place on the West Coast, surrounded by the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
The icon of the city is the Golden Gate red bridge, a visit that you can not miss, but you can not forget the visit to Alcatraz, the Fisherman's Wharf pier, the historic trams, the neighborhoods like Castro, or its spectacular viewpoints, among others many things.
If you have more time you can also do some excursion outside the city such as visiting the famous Yosemite National Park, the Napa and Sonoma valleys, with its famous wine cellars, the giant sequoia trees of Muir Woods or some of the many villages with West Coast charm.
All these excursions in San Francisco can be done by renting a car, you have to keep in mind that there the cars are with automatic transmission, or with day trips from San Francisco.
We leave you a list of what we believe are the 5 best tours and excursions in San Francisco in Spanish based on the days we spent in the city of our trip to the western United States.
1. Guided tour of San Francisco and Alcatraz
There are many things to see and do in San Francisco on a first visit, a city that by its hills and steep slopes makes it almost essential to use public transport. The subway and the bus will allow you to visit all the tourist places of the city, in addition to that it is also almost obligatory to get on one of its old trams.
The city has several viewpoints, we recommend the Twin Peaks, with incredible panoramic views of the entire city and the viewpoints that are going up to Marin Headlands Park, with beautiful views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco in the background.
In San Francisco, in addition to crossing the Golden Gate on foot or by bike, you can see the famous Victorian houses Painted Ladies, the Fisherman's Wharf harbor area with its sea lions, the Chinatown and Castro neighborhoods, relax in Golden Gate Park or just stroll through its streets and charming corners.
Another of the most famous visits of the city and that you can not stop doing, is the one that is done by boat to the Island of Alcatraz, to enter its famous jail.
A good option to learn more about the history of San Francisco and its curiosities is to book one of these guided tours in Spanish:
2. Excursion to Yosemite, one of the best excursions in San Francisco
In our route through the National Parks of the Western United States We had marked in red the visit to Yosemite National Park, one of its most emblematic parks.
Yosemite is formed by a spectacular valley surrounded by large granite mountains, El Capitan being the best known. This valley is a paradise for climbers and for hiking enthusiasts in which the most famous places, besides the Captain, are the forest of giant sequoia trees, the rocky promontory of Half Dome and its waterfalls such as the Bridalveil jump or the jump of the Veil of the bride.
The park has several viewpoints such as the Tunnel View or Glacier Point from where you can appreciate the entire valley and its wonderful nature. Definitely visiting Yosemite is one of the best excursions in San Francisco.
The park is located about 300 kilometers from San Francisco, about 4 hours by road and you can go by rental car or in a bus tour from San Francisco.
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