The City of San Francisco offers UK tourists a unique opportunity to sample American city life.  The wide variety of cultures, experiences and attractions provides something for almost every taste.  Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 39 et al) provides a wonderful introduction to one side of San Francisco but is by no means the only side of San Francisco you should experience.  The sounds, sights and smells can both excite and confuse in equal measure and need to be experienced and not just read about.

Riding cable cars, driving up and down streets, the like of which British tourists normally only see on TV and movie screens,  the brooding presence in the bay of both the awesome and dramatic Golden Gate bridge and the infamous Alcatraz provides a wonderful photo opportunity that needs to be taken up.  Visit this city just once and you'll want to go back just to reassure yourself it was real after all.