This list of best tips for traveling to San Francisco, will help you organize a trip to one of the most charming cities in the world to also make the most of time and get to know all the most important and tourist places.
Located in a privileged location around the bay of San Francisco, the city surprises the traveler for its European style and more relaxed atmosphere, compared to the large cities of the United States, such as New York or Chicago something that makes it really special in the In addition to visiting all its essentials such as the Golden Gate and Alcatraz Island, touring the most famous neighborhoods such as Castro and Chinatown, you can enjoy its pleasant climate and good gastronomy.
Based on the experience of the 4 days we were in the city, during our trip through the National Parks of the Western United States, we have made this selection of 10 essential tips for traveling to San Francisco. We start!
1. What is the best time?
Though Any time is good for a trip to San Francisco, we believe that the period from May to September is the most favorable since during these months you will enjoy pleasant temperatures, located between 15 and 20 degrees and little chance of rain although you must remember that despite the good weather in this city, Low fog is common throughout the year.
In spite of this, it is also advisable in this time of good weather, to wear some coat especially for the open areas of the city and a jacket for when the cold of the sunset begins.
The worst time to travel is in winter when the rains are more frequent, there are strong gusts of wind, there are fewer hours of light and the cold is usually much more present than at other times of the year.
2. Entry requirements
To travel to San Francisco or the United States, it is necessary to obtain, at least 3 days in advance, the ESTA authorization from this official page that costs $ 14 and has a duration of two years. Remember that lately there are many websites that hide after deceptive titles and perform this procedure for more than 80 dollars when it is something that you can easily do online. Keep it in mind and don't fall for them.
The customs control of the United States, despite the bad reputation, is quite fast even if you don't speak English. Think that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the country and there will always be someone to help you.
In this area you will have to show your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months and fill out a customs form with your details and those of your flight, after the checks you can pass the controls.
Spaniards do not need a visa if they take a tourist trip of up to a maximum of 90 days. If you are from another country we recommend you check the page of the American Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to know exactly what are the mandatory documents.
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