Sep 18, 2014
Let me sum it up for San Francisco. The city is vibrant with diversity of cultures, music and picturesque views of the surrounding. Almost everyone I had met said that they love San Francisco because it’s an eclectic place. I love the alternative lifestyles in the city where tons of college students and hippies are seen around a lot. This has to be one of the funkiest cities in America.
Cost of Accommodation
I didn’t stay in a hostel while I was traveling to San Francisco. I had a friend who is willing to let me stay at his house and I considered this as a way of couchsurfing. Althought it was not. Back to the story, I figured out that for most of hostel dorm rooms, the cost start at USD20 and go up to USD27. A private double room will cost USD80 per night though. Budget hotels in San Francisco have rates starting at USD60 and up to USD90 per night in a double room. However, if you really search around, you will be able to find cheap hotels in San Francisco. If you find it hard to do so, you can always try couchsurfing, house-sitting or even renting a cheaper accommodation like an apartment. (image by : University of Nottingham )
Cost of Food and Public Transportation
What I loved the most about the city was the Chinese food. It tends to be a lot more inexpensive when compared to the other selections of food. San Francisco’s Chinese food is very good. Other than that, the city also offer a wide range of budget menus for its visitors. I didn’t spend a lot of money on food because most of the places I went to have moderate prices of meals. As for the public transportation in San Francisco, the SFMTA applies to historic streetcars, metros and buses. The cost of an adult pass is USD2. There are also other options of a one-day pass for USD14, three-day pass for USD22 and seven-day pass for USD28. I would really recommend for you to get any of these if you’re planning to do a lot of walking around and sightseeing since these passes can help you save on your budget more.
Places To Visit In San Francisco
The most common one is probably the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the most popular landmark in San Francisco. Everyone who comes to this city will walk across the bridge or perhaps just stare at it from all angles. If you’re like me, you’ll probably want to take a huge amount of stupid pictures. Apart from that, I went to visit the Crissy Field which is close enough to the bridge, featuring parks for Frisbee, piers for fishing, restaurants and a stunning beach. The list of places I’ve visited are the Palace of Fine Arts, Tour Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Warf, Lombard Street and Coit Tower. (image by : Places To Visit In San Francisco)
San Francisco is definitely a city with so much things to do and to see. Just a few days alone aren’t enough for you to experience all of the things it can offer. I loved spending time there. Everything about the city invites the visitors to it. From the people, the buildings, the parks and yes, the Golden Gate Bridge, make me want to come back soon.
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