At one time or another in our lives we need to get away for some special “alone time” and the best place to visit if you’re traveling on your own is San Francisco Not only are there an endless amount of fun places to visit here, you can even do it on a budget by booking one of the many cheap hotels in San Francisco that are sure to please. Following are just a few of the activities that are perfect for visitors who are traveling on their own.
Golden Gate Park is huge and there are tons of things to do that could take you a couple of days to get through, followed by a visit to the Haight which is a cool neighborhood with its fun pubs, restaurants and trendy boutiques. Of course a visit to San Francisco isn’t complete without a stop by the Golden Gate Bridge where you can take a walk, bike or even book a cruise that takes you under the bridge and around Alcatraz. Speaking of Alcatraz; you’ll want to take a tour of the historic prison itself as well.
Another fun way to spend the day alone in San Francisco is to fill it with a combination of shopping, eating and sightseeing; what could possibly be the downside? Union Square offers an upscale shopping experience with lots of fun restaurants. It’s actually blocks long so you’ll get lots of exercise, shopping and stopping for a cool drink as you wander in and out of the shops. Chinatown and North Beach are also fun places to visit, offering everything from exotic herbal shops to trendy beach shops and cafes.
Not to be ignored are the many museums and art galleries in the city like the Museum of Modern art and the Craft and Folk Art museum or visiting the Yerba Buena Gardens filled with nature’s artwork. Other local treasures to see include the Coit Tower, Ghirardeli Square, the Old Ferry and Pyramid buildings and Hyde St Pier, all easy to get to from most of the
If the weather is nice, visit Fisherman’s Wharf and dine on some fresh seafood; rent a bike and ride along the waterfront or across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito and take a ferry back. You’ll also find that most of the cheap hotels in the city offer transportation options from cable cars to trolleys and buses that will make it easy to visit places like Lombard Street and just about everything else the city has to offer. San Francisco is a great vacation destination for anyone traveling on their own offering unique activities that will make the time breeze by.