This blog post was updated on September 22, 2014.

24 Hours in San Francisco. Photo credit: niallkennedy
San Francisco is high up there on the list of many tourists’ top US attractions. Is it the weather? Could it be those quirky little cable cars? Perhaps by spending 24 hours in San Fran, you can capture the pure essence of this city. We do warn you, you'll probably want to book;cheap tickets, because a taste of San Francisco just isn't enough.

Do: Golden Gate Bridge

Can you blame us for going with the given and putting the Golden Gate Bridge as our must do while spending 24 hours in San Francisco? How can you not?  This iconic and beautiful landmark that connects San Francisco to California's northern counties is recognized for its burnt orange color, sweeping cables and long, elegant design. The bridge recently celebrated 75 years of existence which led to visitor enhancements and guided tours to help visitors to the Golden Gate Bridge.


Eat: Mission Chinese Food;

After all of the exploring you’ll do at the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll work up quite an appetite. With the influence of Asian culture in its vibrant Chinatown neighborhood, why not indulge and yourself on a Mission to get Chinese Food. Oh! You can just go to Mission Chinese Food- a quaint, no reservations, budget friendly place to get Chinese Food. Their menu goes beyond your typical dishes like Chicken and Broccoli. Sample dishes include Beer Brined Sichuan pickles, Kung Pao Pastrami (Yum!) and Salt Cod Fried Rice.


Drink: Zeitgeist

The word Zeitgeist has a lot of meanings, including the age or spirit of the time. Take time to enjoy the San Francisco experience with locals at Zeitgeist: the bar. San Francisco is meant to be enjoyed outdoors; especially at this open-air beer garden featuring over 40 beers on tap. There is a full bar, kitchen and even a BBQ grill when you're hankering for some burgers and hot dogs. Ah, freedom is oh so good here at such a simple place.


Stay: Omni San Francisco Hotel

And when you need a place to rest your head at night, look no further than the Omni San Francisco. This 1920s bank-turned-luxury hotel is simply marvelous in appearance and service. This hotel appeals to all sorts of travelers, whether you're seduced by the luxury service, or looking for a quality family stay. Families will love that the hotel provides fun backpacks with fun activities upon arrival for young children. Rooms are decorated in warm colors to compliment sunny days in San Fran. We just love how simple and classic this luxury hotel can be.


Photo credit: niallkennedy 

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