San Francisco tourism

San Francisco tourism

Memorial Weekend in America’s most European city, 60 years on from the Summer of Love. The squares were full of youngsters picnicking. Golden Gate Park full of families and couples out for a stroll or a cycle.

We stayed airbnb in the desirable Noe Valley area, taking the J line tram into downtown. Joined by Hilary’s sister Stephanie we simply enjoyed being tourists.

Built on 43 hills, this is a city with views. Also a place with charm and elegance. We were surprised how many of the historic buildings survive.

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We are joined for the next 10 days by Hilary’s sister Stephanie. Here they are pictured on Fisherman’s Wharf with Alcatraz in the background.
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Hilary at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Here there are 55 acres of gardens displaying over 8500 different plants.
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The view across Richmond and Seacliff districts from the observation deck at the de Young Museum.
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Cars driving down the eight switchbacks on Lombard Road.
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And off the main tourist trail – a great idea is showers for the homeless
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