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Preparing your trip to San Francisco: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Coit Tower 1. Sparing tourists should keep in mind during a vacation in San Francisco that city museums are free to visit several times per month. All tourist information offices provide all the precise information on the events of the kind and on the cost of the entrance tickets.
2. Those tourists looking for visiting of local landmarks and sites should necessarily buy a city map. There are several types of city maps available for tourists. The most popular ones are considered to be the Go Card and CityPASS as these maps enable tourists to buy museum and art galleries entrance tickets with sufficient discounts.
3. The optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency as any other currency may be denied in local shops and establishments. The currency should better be exchanged at home before a departure as in this case one will get the most profitable currency exchange rate. It should be noted that San Francisco lacks currency exchange offices which are rather challenging to find.
4. When on shopping tourists should not keep much cash by themselves as the city of San Francisco has adopted a system of cashless transfers. That is why the best way for payments is to get a multi-currency Visa credit card for a trip.
5. Utility supplied voltage varies from 110V to 127V. Some electrical appliances may need special connectors and adapters. In large hotels these items are provided at the request. Adapters and connectors can be bought in any specialized household store. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Tourists should keep in mind that alcohol drinks and tobacco goods can be bought only in specialized stores. These goods are sold only to customers after 21 years old. That is why young people should keep documents of identification by themselves to avoid misunderstandings and some embarrassing situations.
7. Drivers should not keep opened bottles of alcohol in the car. These can be only kept in a luggage compartment. Drunk driving is considered to be one of the most serious crimes.
Many tourists identify this buzzing and multi-faceted tourist destination with freedom of every aspect of life. The city of San Francisco is exactly the place of holding of the largest and … Open
8. Smoking is banned in all public and crowded places as well as in social institutions of the city. One should pay particular attention to the restrictive signs. Close to all public establishments and entertainment facilities tourists will find specially designated smoking areas.
9. The city features a well developed public transport system. Renting a car is a recommended service for those tourists looking for visiting remote areas and the suburbs of the tourist destination. Foreign drivers should keep in mind that in the daytime the main streets of the cities are rather traffic jammed and driving is rather challenging.
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What to visit being in San Francisco - unique sights

San Francisco

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The history of the construction of Victorian mansions is very interesting and coincides with the era of the Gold Rush. In a few years the population of the city has increased several times. At the turn of the 19th century, more than 48000 beautifully coloured villas were built in less than 50 years in San Francisco. A significant part of them were destroyed during the earthquake in 1906, but some houses remained unscathed and today they continue to please citizens and visitors of the city with their fabulous appearance. The founder of the tradition of painting the facades of houses in bright colors is an artist Butch Kardum. In 1963, he painted one of the houses. The artist liked the work of the local residents so that soon the block of Alamo Square shone with all the colours of the rainbow. … Read further

Lombard Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
Drivers should remember that the speed on the curved street should not exceed 8 km/h. Many traffic signs remind about that. The street length is 400 meters, and the inclination angle is about 27 degrees. You won’t find the more unique road structure in the world. Modern designers have turned an unremarkable and sloping street, which was not the most pleasant for walking, into a real masterpiece of landscape art. The space is supplemented by beautiful ornamental plants, sculpted shrubs and flower beds. Motorists from the local community have less positive experience than tourists, because there are traffic jams every day due to speed limits. … Read further

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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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Travelling to San Francisco - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in San Francisco. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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