San Francisco, diverse and historic city in the Bay Area of California, offers cultural actives and a vibrant nightlife for even the most budget-conscious traveler. Explore San Francisco’s Mission District and enjoy views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for less than $100.
Begin the day with breakfast at Sweet Chintio Coffee in San Francisco’s Mission District. Enjoy hot oatmeal and a tea latte for less than $5.
Take any GGT bus (Routes 10, 70, 80 & 101) at Main and Folsom Streets from Mission Street (north side of the street, for GGT stops) to the northbound Toll Plaza bus stop. Exit at the South end of the Golden Gate Bridge — check out the Visitor’s Center and Bridge Pavilion.
Walk along the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects San Francisco to cities in Northern California and offers views of the Pacific Ocean. Unlike other California cities, San Francisco mornings are brisk and filled with picturesque plumes of mist.
Take the bus back to the Mission District for lunch at the Green Chile Kitchen. This restaurant offers a causal and healthy take on Mexican cuisine and specializes in green chile-infused dishes. Order a chile relleno burrito and strawberry or green chile lemonade for $12.
Peruse the Mission District and wander up and down San Francisco’s famous, winding and hilly streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum and learn about the city’s iconic trolley system. Take a ride for $6.
Wander over to the nearby Chinatown and explore the stores, galleries, fortune cookie factory, tea and herbal shops in the largest Chinatown in the United States. Dine at The Pot Sticker. Try the sweet and sour bean curd and corn-flower steamed buns for about $15.
Spend the extra money on tips, snacks and souvenirs. Enjoy the Golden Gate City and plan a return trip soon!
Every kid wonders what it would be like to live inside a bustling airport — even for just one night. The TWA Hotel gives you that experience with retro décor so you can fantasize about living a glamorous life as a flight attendant in the 1960s.
National Best Friend Day is June 8, so now’s the time to plan how to celebrate your bestie. The recently opened The Ven at Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., offers one option with its Celebrate Your Bestie package. The hotel boasts a stunning rooftop pool and a prime location in Dupont Circle, so gather your closest friends and plan a visit to the nation’s capital.
Move over mimosa: Spiked coffee from the Keurig is taking the spotlight at Sunday brunch. Cask & Kettle created the first ready-to-drink hot cocktails that brew with the perfect amount of booze for any special occasion.