The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America
To Do: Take a bay cruise to Alcatraz, the legendary maximum security prison that once housed Al Capone. An audio tour of The Rock, which operated from 1934 to 1963, is a favorite of adults and kids alike, especially the captivating tales of inmates who tried to escape.
To See: Known as "the crookedest street in the world," Lombard Street is a block full of hairpin turns at an incredibly steep incline. Driving down it can be a traffic nightmare, but walking it is a great time—and a great workout!
To Eat: San Francisco is a culinary playground, but, as any local will tell you, if you only eat one thing, make it a burrito. Taquerias are plentiful, and most serve irresistible authentic burritos for only a few dollars each.
To Stay: Pass on big hotels in Union Square—a popular, but mostly theatre- and business-filled district—for a smaller bed-and-breakfast in the Marina neighborhood.
For more information, visit San Francisco's official website.