Viaggio a San Francisco. Informazioni ed idee su come organizzare al meglio la vostra vacanza. Salite insieme a me sui famosissimi tram. Si parte!
Viaggio a San Francisco.
Dear friends, today we will fly for about 13/14 hours for a very far destination.
Arriving at the airport you can take taxis from $ 45 to $ 65 for an hour ride to the city center and do not forget those 4/5 USD tip!
Otherwise you can use BART which is a fast and inexpensive metropolitan / rail network connecting the city to East Bay and the airport.
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD). Only major banks offer currency exchange services.
ATMs are widespread and credit cards are accepted everywhere, but as usual I recommend picking them up at the counters.
The trip to San Francisco can only start from the most picturesque neighborhood in the city, Chinatown.
Dragon’s Gate is the front door, decorated with lanterns, dragons and propitiatory animals. It seems immediately to be transported to the heart of the Asian continent.
Here lives the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Today, in addition to the purely tourist aspect, there are shops, souvenirs and souvenirs, small temples enclosed in the streets where they breathe incense and perfumed oils, ancient herbalists with all sorts of medicines and ointments, squares where people practice in ancient arts of t’ai chi.
We begin with a Belgian waffle with a topping of butter and a hash brown, the American potato omelette. A 10-course breakfast. Go down without fear of the staggering stairs. which almost do not notice between the buildings, leading to temples hidden in the underworld.
Abandoning the two most popular arenas, Grant Avenue and California St, you enter the narrow alleyways with painted balconies, traditional shops and restaurants, where you need a stop for a light meal based on dim sum, stuffed pasta or steamed hamburgers in Hong Kong style.
An absolutely unforgettable place thanks to the frantic atmosphere of the neighborhood, with sleek street vendors and cable car rides to the top of Nob Hill, the highest hill in the city, with luxurious hotels and residences offering a view incredible on the bay and across the city.
At North Beach you have to walk, stopping at one of the many cafés to get to Little Italy. Meanwhile, we could stop for a quick and cheap meal at one of the many kiosks selling locally-made fish specialties and cooked on the go, such as dungeness crabs, crabs that from November to June are caught in San Francisco Bay a cost of about $ 7.
Taking one of the city’s historic cable cars, line F, you go to Embargado and the Ferry Building, overlooking the Financial Center, the only San Francisco area similar to the classic American metropolis, with tall skyscrapers and where the Transamerica Pyramid , the most recognizable building of the entire city from its 256m high.
Transgressing in San Francisco is normal, and Castro is almost obligatory: you will meet the most extravagant people you’ve ever seen.
Going back to the center is a stop at Alamo Square, a beautiful balcony on the bay and the skyscrapers that make up the “Seven Sisters”: a row of Victorian houses with white facades surrounded by a park. The nearby Golden Gate Park is ideal for a few hours away from the hectic pace of the city. In the center of the immense park (5 km long) we find the Japanese Tea Garden: an idyllic corner with placid ponds, scented flowers and characteristic Japanese temples immersed in surreal tranquility.
But the view is always abducted by the legendary Golden Gate Bridge, its brilliant orange color, stands out by cutting the landscape.
Even for today, I hope I have unplugged the plug, at least with fantasy.
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