Forty-nine square miles, 43 hills, and 120+ neighborhoods (depending on who you ask). San Francisco isn’t just bigger than the space it occupies, it’s larger than life. The “City by The Bay” lives up to its reputation – enshrouded in fog, surrounded by water on three sides, and connected to the rest of the world by only a delicate thread — the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yes, San Francisco is exactly what you see in the movies: whimsically decorated Victorian houses, steep hills patrolled by cable cars and that bridge. But it’s also an evolving city, where techies rub elbows with organic foodies, and where you can find haute cuisine sat next to authentic Mexican food on the same corner. It’s also the home of our spring MarkMaker, Aleksandra Zee, an artist who works with wood to create large-scale wall hangings. Find out more about her in our Guide to the Modern Trail.
If you’re on the West Coast, check out our 24 hour guide to San Francisco: