Located on the West Coast of the US, San Francisco is renowned for being a major hub of finance and culture. Spanish colonials who built a fort where the famous Golden Gate stands founded San Francisco in 1776. Famous landmarks include the famous prison on Alcatraz Island – which is no longer in operation – and Chinatown. The beaches of San Francisco are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A must visit is Ocean Beach, which attracts a large surfing community. Another worthwhile visit is the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, which is home to ships throughout history.
Hotels in San Francisco: There is a wide range of hotels in San Francisco to suit different budgets. For a luxurious apartment, a hotel located in downtown San Francisco is an ideal choice. An apartment can come in a choice of classical décors or a modern décor. Apartment rooms are spacious, and provide a relaxing environment. From their apartment in downtown San Francisco, guests can enjoy exploring nearby Chinatown and the Mission District. For visitors on business, there is the nearby Financial District. For an apartment with a glorious view, holidaymakers can choose a hotel that overlooks San Francisco bay. Each hotel in San Francisco has something special to offer its visitors; this may include high-speed wireless Internet access, cable television or state-of-the-art gyms. A hotel located at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is within walking distance of famous attractions, including Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. Some hotels in San Francisco also include the shared use of heated swimming pools.
For holidaymakers that fancy visiting the famous Alcatraz Island, it's recommended that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance. Some hotels offer a concierge service and are able to make reservations for attractions on behalf of their guests. For those wishing to enjoy the pleasure of riding the famous cable cars of San Francisco, the ideal place to embark is at Mason or Bay Street. Other locations, including Hyde, may entail waiting in long queues. To fully appreciate Golden Gate Bridge, holidaymakers should stroll along the sidewalk of the bridge.