The city by the bay
San Francisco has one of the most beautiful bays in the world, with the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge that connects San Francisco city to Marin County. The orange suspension bridge spans nearly 2 miles and is believed to be the most photographed bridge in the world.
The flight from Auckland to San Francisco takes around 12 hours and 15 minutes. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
San Francisco is so diverse and cultural, known for it’s hippie history. There is so much to see and do visiting the historic attractions. Explore the oldest and largest Chinatown in the United States, located on Grant Avenue and Stockton Street with markets, temples, shops, museums and restaurants to explore.
Visit Pier 39, which offers two levels of dining, shopping and attractions and provides a prefect backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island, which was a famous federal penitentiary from 1934 – 63 and tour the cell house to see where the prisoners lived.
Visit Lombard Street, commonly known as the “crookedest” street in the world and also boasts amazing views of the bay and Alcatraz.
Take a walk or hike around Golden Gate Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world and is 20 percent larger than Central Park. It hosts about 13 million visitors each year.
Visit San Francisco’s famous “Painted ladies” the Victorian style houses built between 1849 – 1915 which are painted in beautiful bright colours, by the 1970’s the colourist movement transformed entire streets and neighbourhoods. One of the most famous groups of “Painted ladies” is located at 710-720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square Park. This block is known as “Postcard Row” and often appears in media and tourist images of San Francisco. It also appears in about 70 movies, TV shows and adverts and most famously in the TV series Full House and the sequel, Fuller House.