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Fun in 'Frisco

Author: Lauren Curd

Most people planning a visit to San Francisco will already be familiar with its main attractions such as Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge. However, what if you want to see all these sights and try something a little different? For those looking for a different perspective on one of the USA's and California's most beautiful cities, here are three different ideas of how to do just that and see more of the wonderful city by the bay.

Aerial view of the Golden Bate Bridge

‘Big Red, Shiny Mack... Fire Engine’ is the song you will learn on this fabulously quirky city tour! Enjoy a 75 minute tour on board an open air vintage fire engine whilst decked out as a San Francisco fire fighter. Great for families and the young at heart; you will start out at Fisherman’s Wharf and cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the picture perfect village of Sausalito for fantastic views of the city! Along the way, your Captain and his companion will regal you with stories of their life, teach you their theme tune and give a great insight into the city itself!

Sea lions lazing at Pier 39 in San Francisco

‘Glide through the city streets’ on a Segway Tour, there are many different tours to choose from, with levels to suit beginner to experienced Segway riders. Safety is paramount but fun is the key. Visit Fisherman's Wharf, whiz through the Golden Gate Park, see China Town and Little Italy by night, or... if you dare... challenge yourself (experienced riders only) to Russian Hill and Lombard Street – the most crooked street in the world. Each tour is led by an experienced guide who will provide great city insight and safety training. Do check your travel insurance before booking your tour!

The island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay

‘Chase the vampires away’ with a meal at the famous Stinking Rose restaurant - a garlic speciality restaurant with stinkingly good menu choices! Check out Astra’s recommended menu choices:

Starter: Bagna Calda Garlic cloves, oven roasted in extra virgin olive oil and butter with a hint of anchovy. Served at your table on a sizzling hot skillet and accompanied by delicious garlic focaccia bread.

Main: Garlic Roasted Prime Rib served with garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.

Dessert: Gilroy’s Famous Garlic Ice Cream with caramel mole sauce. Yes! That’s right people, garlic flavoured ice cream – so very, very wrong but oh so nice!


**This blog post was previously published on Medway Leisure Travel, now trading as Pettitts Travel**

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