Where a world-famous skyline, fantastic food and avant-garde spirit await
Situated in Northern California, San Francisco is compact, forward-thinking and family friendly. Though you won’t find prospectors panning its rivers anymore, the ‘City by the Bay’ remains golden, from its iconic bridge to its sparkling personality. With our luxury San Francisco holidays and tours, we’ll take you to see the sights, sample the world-class cuisine and experience life like a true San Franciscan.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most recognisable feature of the city’s skyline. Whether by car, bicycle or foot, be sure to cross it at least once. A more stylish way to navigate San Francisco, though, is by cable car. Vintage cable cars have rolled along the roads here since the late 19th century. With A&K, hire your own for a private tour of the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods.
These neighbourhoods bring colour to San Francisco in more ways than one. In Haight Ashbury, winsome Victorian terraces – nicknamed ‘painted ladies’ – sit shoulder-to-shoulder in a competition to turn heads. In The Castro, rainbow flags fly high; this district is synonymous with the city’s LGBT community. Venture downtown and you’ll find America’s oldest Chinatown, where vivid signs in Mandarin overhang every street corner; as well as North Beach, otherwise known as Little Italy. Nearby lies Fisherman’s Wharf, one of the most popular and historic waterfront neighbourhoods. We recommend browsing its quirky boutiques and restaurants, perhaps before boarding the ferry to Alcatraz.
If you ask us, there are few better places to leave your heart than San Francisco. Find out why during a luxury California holiday with A&K.