Today, San Francisco is known as hub for technological innovation, thanks to the expansion of Silicon Valley. However, the city’s unique character is born from a distinct history and diverse culture. Book your flight to San Francisco with Aer Lingus and see how the “City by Bay” still maintains its charm while being at the centre of the tech industry
San Francisco Neighbourhoods
Head to Fisherman’s Wharf for waterfront markets, sealion sightings and fresh seafood. For one of the best views of San Francisco Bay, try Nob Hill, home to Lombard Street, “the crookedest street in the world”. Visit San Francisco’s Chinatown, the oldest in North America. The neighbourhood is home to shopping and dining experiences that are rare to find outside of China.
Dining in San Francisco
Enjoy classic soul food like gumbo or shrimp and grits, or book a table in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants to experience modern culinary delights. You’ll also find several farm-to-table and vegetarian/vegan operations.
San Francisco Museums
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses contemporary exhibitions from photography to large scale installations. The Asian Art Museum celebrates modern artists that represent the diverse Asian communities that make up San Francisco, while the de Young Museum offers an eclectic collection ranging from 19th century to contemporary art.
Getting around San Francisco
At just 120 square kilometres, San Francisco is an extremely walkable and pedestrian friendly city. When you need a rest take Muni, the city’s bus and metro system which runs throughout the city, or the historic cable cars and street cars.
Enjoy free television programmes and pay-per-view films when you connect through Dublin on transatlantic flights to San Francisco with Aer Lingus.