About San Francisco
Golden gateway to a gleaming skyline backed by hilltopped walking paradise
A trip to the northern reaches of California is well rewarded with a visit to San Francisco, representing a goldmine for the everyman in its rampant provision of nature trails in the Golden Gate National Recreation area, reachable when crossing its iconic namesake.
Cradling the Pacific Ocean and often cloaked in a mystical mass of fog, San Francisco alludes to throwback beauty and intriguing charm. Novel modes of transport include the regular sight of cable cars, while Victorian architecture or 'Painted Ladies' as nicknamed by writers visiting the city, are a regular feature of San Francisco suburbs, depicting houses embellished with three or more colours to accentuate its features.