Fall is the best time to visit this beautiful city when most of the sight-seeing tours take place and also a time for some of the coolest events. Believe it or not, fall offers plenty of sunshine and some of the city’s warmest temperatures year-round, not to mention fewer crowds than summer. Average temperatures rest in the low 70s, and consistently sunny skies inspire San Franciscans and tourists alike to head to the beach. But don’t underestimate those bayside breezes. You’ll want to pack a few layers just in case. It is one of the best places for Halloween. The place can be amusing as well as freakish at the same time, appears as if casting an enchantment during the fall time.
Fall marks a sweet spot for San Francisco tourism. Wondering what to do in this fabulous city? Here is a suggested list of things to do in San Francisco:
Fall in San Francisco invites for a host of private tours. Also, the state organizes guided tours. Napa and Sonoma’s famous country wine tours, Walking tours around Chinatown, food tours in North Beach; the Little Italy of San Francisco, are some of the famous tourist trips that take place during the Fall. Explore the magnificent city by taking a go-cart tour. Architecture and the City is a festival and guided tour organized by the state for witnessing the classic architecture and buildings of the city.
Although San Francisco attractions are ideal to visit at any time of the year, they receive more than usual crowd during the months of September to November. Some of the most famous places for sightseeing are Golden Gate Park which is one of the biggest parks of the USA and is spread over a vast expanse of land and has various in house attractions, Lake and a Japanese Tea Garden. Alcatraz Island is a remote hilltop situated in San Francisco Bay with a lighthouse. The hilltop receives a flick of migratory birds during the season. One of the important landmarks in the history of San Francisco, the place is now an archaeological site and a famous weekend cruise getaway. Fisherman’s Warf, Aquarium of the Bay are some of the famous San Francisco tourist attractions of the place.
When talking about the fall of San Francisco, Halloween is an event not to be missed. During the month of October, a host of Halloween parties spice up the festive mood of the city. Ghost tours, Alcatraz at night, the San Francisco Dungeon, Halloween in the Castro are some of the popular Halloween get together over here. Halloween in the Castro is one of the most popular and oldest Halloween parties organized for LGBT people. Take your little ones for a Disney Halloween at Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Museum.
San Francisco people are known for their spirit of fun and merry-making. Along with normal gathering and festivities, the place hosts a lot of public concerts, food festivals and a lot more. Treat your palate with your love of chocolate at Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, Folsom Street Festival showcases the following of BDSM relationships and is annual leather fair where people attire themselves in leather suits acting as either a dominant or as a submissive. Relive your passion for Greek cuisine with A Taste of Greece; a Greek food festival, witness international performances and dance-based films at San Francisco Dance Film Festival. The Wharf Fest, Fiesta on the Hill, Fleet Week, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass; are some of the notable popular events of San Francisco.
San Francisco has some of the best fleet of street markets around the world. Bay Area Blues festival is an open fair famous for street shopping, arts and crafts. Also, Haight Street Market, Treasure Island Flea market, Alameda Point Antiques Faire are some of the important ones on the place for shopping and enjoying at the streets of the city. If you are looking for some of the vintage shopping areas then, Alemany Flea market, Schauplatz Clothing as well as stores such as Freda Salvador, Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York are a good option. Also SF Art Market at Justin Herman Plaza is a good place for apparel and art shopping.
This elegant square circled by tall palm trees, in roughly the middle of the city’s downtown, is the hub for luxury shopping. Walk streets bounding the square to jot down your anything’s-possible wish list of finds at Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Bulgari (as wells as major retailers such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Nike). Slip into the sultry Clock Bar, in the Beaux Arts – style Westin St. Francis, to clink martini glasses and compare notes. Anyone longing for a European vibe will feel right at home strolling the narrow, boutique-lined, almost-pedestrian-only Maiden Lane (car free from 11 am to 6 pm). It’s just off the square, and is home to Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Gumps (the place in town for wedding presents), as well as cafes that set up little tables right on the street. Just south of the square, on Market Street, you’ll find Westfield San Francisco Centre, the city’s upscale, indoor shopping mall.
Of course, all that shopping can be exhausting. Union Square makes it easy to recharge: the square has plenty of sunny benches for relaxing. Or order an espresso and a flaky pastry at upscale Emporio Rulli, with pleasant outdoor seating under market umbrellas right in the square. During the holidays, Union Square transforms into a wintry, family-filled charmer, with an ice skating rink and little ones staring up at an enormous Christmas tree—and glittering shop windows all around.
So when are you planning to visit San Francisco?
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