San Fransisco is ranked among the top spots for vacation. One of the main reasons which make it famous is its location. Surrounding San Francisco are mountains and water with beautiful landscape, which can attract any attention.
I recently was fortunate enough to take a San Francisco bus tour on an open top English style double-decker serviced by City Sightseeing. Once I hopped on, I knew I was in for a ride. The tour guide Suzanne was excellent. I recommend taking her tours if possible. She had me laughing so hard I cried.
I went on the Downtown loop tour as well as the Golden Gate loop tour. Out of these two San Francisco bus tours, I recommend taking the Golden Gate loop tour. The tour bus takes you over the Golden Gate and stops at a vista point allowing you to take pictures of the bridge. It also passes through the Presidio, and past homes costing millions before making its way back to Fishermans’ Wharf.
The other San Francisco bus tour I went on, the downtown loop offered great flexibility because it made many stops and you could hop on or off where you pleased. Buses run every thirty minutes so it’s easy to make your way across the city. Parking and driving in San Francisco is a mess, so it was nice having someone else to drive me. The driver made stops in Chinatown, Union Square, Civic Center, Ferry Building, Lombard St. Fishermans’ Wharf, and the SOMA district.
Make sure you stop and view Lombard St. This is the curviest street I have ever seen. and people drive down just for the fun of it. Neither of the San Francisco buses are able to drive down it, but it will stop next to the street so you can view it on your own.
Another place worth stopping is Chinatown. According to our guide, it is the largest Chinatown in the world. The streets are packed with open air markets and Chinese restaurants.
Another district I went to was North Beach, the Italian district. I stopped at Pinocchio’s for some good Italian food with family. If you like Italian food this area has many to choose from.
I recommend buying your tickets online rather that at the City Sightseeing office. I was able to save at least 3 dollars off each ticket by buying them ahead of time online.
I highly recommend taking a San Francisco bus tour to get a great overview of the city and learn about its history.
To see what double-decker tours are offered visit http://sightseeingworld.com or http://destination-store.com