Certainly one of the most beloved tourist cities in the world, everyone should try to visit San Francisco at least once in their life. Parts of the city feel almost like an amusement park, but there’s more to it than that.
San Francisco is one of the US’s most expensive cities for visitors, probably behind only New York City. Hotels actually come in almost all price ranges, but cheaper ones will inevitably be in an inconvenient or sometimes even run-down location. The public transportation system is good, but still getting around for tourists can be challenging.
The most famous attractions in the city tend to be expensive, but there are nearly limitless cheap and free things to do in San Francisco, so even those on a backpacker budget can have a great time. With an extra day or two you can do a cheap wine-tasting day trip to the Napa Valley area.
Food and drinks can be expensive as well, though if you get off the tourist trail and go to locals’ neighborhoods prices can be very reasonable indeed.