One of the World's Greatest Cities


With elegant Victorians, cable cars, chic boutiques, top restaurants, and the world's most beautiful bridge, San Francisco stands out as one of the world's great cities. Walk in Golden Gate Park to visit museums including the extraordinary California Academy of Sciences; sample other cultures and lifestyles in Chinatown, the Mission, and the Castro district. Beyond the City by the Bay, head east to Oakland and Berkeley, with nightlife, arts, and a cross-cultural vibe. Tour elegant wine country in the Napa and Livermore valleys; have beach-y fun in Santa Cruz, and experience the tech-savvy Silicon Valley and San José, where lunchtime chats turn into the next brilliant invention.