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One of the largest cities in California, San Francisco is known to be both a cultural centre of the west as well as booming metropolis centred around the tech industry. The hilly streets of San Fran are dotted with notable eats, eclectic shops, and an unparalleled arts scene.
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San Francisco is extremely walkable as most of the popular attractions are within walking distance of each other and the city centre. You can as use the transportation system (called the Muni) which operates buses and yes, the iconic cable cars! Bike-sharing is also a widely used resource in the city so you can rent both traditional and e-bikes to explore the city. When you arrive at the airport there are trains available that connect the airport with downtown San Francisco called BART trains. These trains will help you avoid Bay Area traffic.
San Francisco's coastal Bay Area get blanketed with fog during the summer months due to hot inland temperatures that create low-pressure zones. This fog over the year has become famous all on it's own and is loved by locals. It even has it's own name, Karl! If you're visiting San Francisco maybe you'll be lucky enough to see the rolling fog of Karl.
The best way to save money in San Francisco is to see most of the major tourist attractions. Yes, that's right! You can see some of the most visited places in San Francisco for no entry fee. Experience the sights of the Golden Gate Bridge or hike up the Twin Peaks for epic views of San Francisco. Take in the city by walking around some of the cities iconic neighbouring including North Beach, Haight Ashbury and Nob Hill. You can also venture over to PIER 39 to meet some sea lions! If that sounds like a lot of walking you can catch cheap rides using the bus and metro system known as Muni. Muni operates buses, trains, cable cars and heritage streetcars. You can buy 3-day visitor passes for as little at $31USD.