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  • The best day-trips from San Francisco

    The best day-trips from San Francisco

    August 15th, 2018Rebecca Hallett
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    The Golden Gate Bridge, rows of colourful Victorian houses, trams chuntering up steep hills: San Francisco is a city full of iconic sights. But it’s worth tearing yourself away from it for a day or so to discover the other Californian treasures on its doorstep. Angel Island State Park A trip to Angel Island State Park... Read more »

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  • Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    Los Angeles or San Francisco: which should you visit first?

    January 29th, 2018Keith Drew
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    They’re two of the biggest cities in the United States. They’re two of the most famous cities in the world. Los Angeles and San Francisco have been written about, sung about, and eulogised a thousand times on the silver screen. But which of these West Coast heavyweights should be first on your travel list? Here’s our... Read more »

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  • How to get your hippie on in San Francisco

    How to get your hippie on in San Francisco

    October 17th, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    Born in California, the Summer of Love movement aimed at nothing less than transforming American society. And for a window of time, San Francisco was the centre of that hedonistic universe. Fifty years on, here’s where to go and what to do to relive the kaleidoscopic dreams and big ideas of the flower power generation.... Read more »

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  • A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco

    A day by day itinerary for the perfect weekend in San Francisco

    August 17th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    As inspiring and charismatic as its singular setting, San Francisco stands apart from other US destinations; in fact, you’ll struggle to find many places like it anywhere in the world. The famed city is surrounded on three sides by churning water and threaded with a grid of streets that courageously tackles thirty-degree gradients, elements that... Read more »

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  • 18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    18 things everyone should know before visiting the USA

    September 2nd, 2015AnneLise Sorensen
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    If there’s one constant about the USA, it’s change. The country’s pioneer spirit is reflected in its bold outlook and ever-evolving nature, which extends to all corners of the land, from the gleaming skyscrapers of New York to star-saturated Hollywood – and even beyond, to the first human landing on the moon. Here are 18... Read more »

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  • 9 American beers that defined the craft brewing revolution

    9 American beers that defined the craft brewing revolution

    May 26th, 2015Daniel Neilson
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    As the global craft beer explosion continues to, well, explode, there are few that doubt its provenance: the United States of America. The craft brew scene in the US has been fizzing with adventure and experimentation for three decades. It is Americans who are largely responsible for that citrusy hops rush, for adding that quirky... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in California

    The best beaches in California

    April 6th, 2015Site Editor
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    Few regions of the world have been idealised and mythologised as much as California – yet it seldom fails to live up to the hype. Among the finest jewels in the state’s crown are its magnificent beaches. There’s no better place to soak up the near-endless sun than along the coast, whether you’re there for... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons you should drive the Pacific Coast Highway

    6 reasons you should drive the Pacific Coast Highway

    February 3rd, 2015Donna Dailey
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    With a sea breeze in your hair and the sun (or sometimes the fog) on your face, driving the Pacific Coast Highway is one of America’s most awesome road trips. Following California’s Highway 1 and US 101, it hugs the west coast from the Mexican to Canadian borders. Whether you choose to dip your toe... Read more »

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  • Hit the highway: 5 great American road trips

    Hit the highway: 5 great American road trips

    January 28th, 2015Garth Cartwright
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    What could be more American than taking a road trip? The USA has changed greatly since Jack Kerouac roamed the highways, but getting out on the open road remains intoxicating. We’ve chosen five majestic road trips that showcase some of America’s finest natural landscapes, history and music. Los Angeles to Vancouver Leave Los Angeles and get on the 101 coast... Read more »

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  • Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    November 28th, 2014Alice Park
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  • The best paths to great San Francisco views

    The best paths to great San Francisco views

    September 26th, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    San Francisco wears many hats to its hordes of annual visitors. Some come to indulge in a broad variety of eating experiences, from chic California and New American cuisine to cheap burritos and dim sum, or to take in iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Others are drawn to its side-by-side,... Read more »

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  • The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    The best burrito restaurants in San Francisco

    August 21st, 2014Charles Hodgkins
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    Contrary to the popular belief that the burrito is a resolutely Mexican delicacy, the truth is that it’s far more of a “Cal-Mex” (Californian-meets-Mexican) success story. You can certainly track down burritos in the northern reaches of Mexico, but you’re likely to find far more complex and embellished versions north of the border – particularly... Read more »

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