About San Francisco in California

You can compare San Francisco campervan hire deals right here with Compare & Choose UK. The city of San francisco is situated in the US State of California. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the State. Around 825,000 people call the city home, and the greater metropolitan areas consumes around 3,524 square kilometres of land. The city is a very important hub for cultural and financial advancements of the greater San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland area. The people of San Francisco are very strong believers in liberal rights for all.

The San Francisco International Airport is about 21 kilometres from the city, and is the major airport for the city. The city's climate is very pleasant with cooler summers and a moist and mild winter. The foggy summers can often give you a wonderful scenic view of the city. The city is ethnically diverse with a large number of both Hispanic and Chinese people. The University of California, San Francisco is the prestigious medical college of the city.

The economy of San Francisco is as diverse as the people. It gets its oxygen from tourism, financial services and high end technology. San Francisco was lucky in as much that it has managed to remain a major financial hub ever since the Gold Rush period. The city's landmarks are portrayed through music, popular culture and movies. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area protects significant ecological landscapes of the surrounding area.

The Muir Woods National Monument is known as the major conservation area for ancient Coast Redwood forests. Alcatraz Island is a small island artificially developed with a military fort, a lighthouse and prison that was constructed in 1868. The Presidio of San Francisco is a former military base, which has now been redeveloped as a park. The aforementioned three tourist spots constitute the region known as Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The world famous Golden Gate Bridge runs over through the Golden Gate Strait.

There is a swag of stuff to see and do in San Francisco including Chinatown, the Expolratorium, Pier 39, Union Square, Coit Tower, Ghirardelli Square, De Young, the Legion of Honor, Crissy Field, the San Francisco City Hall, The Walt Disney Family Museum, the Aquarium of the Bay, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Japanese Tea Garden, Fort Point, the Sutro Baths, Lombard Streets, Yerba Buens Gardens, Cliff House, Angel Island and the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

San Fran is also a great location for surfers who flock to the famous Ocean Beach and Baker Beach.

Of course, no trip to San Francisco is complete without a trip to Fisherman's Wharf. Be sure to try the Dungeness crab, and the world famous clam chowder, that comes in its own crusty sourdough bread bowl. Now that's yum, with a capital Y!