Surrounded by water on three sides, the city is compact with an area of only 47 square miles. San Francisco enjoys a temperate marine climate with temperatures seldom above 75°F (24°C) or below 45°F (7°C). While there is seasonal morning and evening fog, San Francisco is one of the top four sunniest major cities in the US.
Century-old cable cars... the stunningly beautiful Golden Gate Bridge... lively fisherman's wharf... mysterious Alcatraz Island... bustling Chinatown... charming Victorians... San Francisco overflows with iconic landmarks. We also invite you to look beyond these icons and discover a city that boosts vibrant and colorful neighborhoods, pulsating nightlife, world-class shopping, museums, and theaters.