It's always a good idea to know a thing or two about your destination before you head off on your trip. Draw a circle around San Francisco on your map now and get set for an unforgettable adventure!
To help you find your feet, San Francisco lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of the noteworthy city of San Jose.
800,000 friendly locals are waiting for you in this area of Bay Area.
With so many world-famous attractions in San Francisco, you might have to tell the boss you'll need some more time off. Begin with Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39. You'd also be nuts not to take a look at the University of California San Francisco and Palace of Fine Arts.
Experience the unique culture of this city by enjoying places like Twin Peaks and the Exploratorium. If you have more time up your sleeve, the California Academy of Sciences and Golden Gate Park are worth visiting too.
Ready to escape the mainland for a bit? You'll come across a heap of fascinating things to see just across the water on Alcatraz Island. Like some more options? If you're eager to see where the local people do their shopping, visit Ghirardelli Square. Have a wander around and check out which stores they frequent the most. But there's more. We're all fond of our furry and fuzzy friends, but how about getting familiar with those who can be a little more slippery and scaly? Enjoy an encounter with some of the spectacular occupants of the underwater realm at Aquarium of the Bay.
Arriving at Oakland International Airport (OAK)? Once you jump off the plane, the center of San Francisco is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest from here. Wave down a cab and take a deep breath — your adventure has only just begun!
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