With its vibrant neighbourhoods, contagious energy and a guidebook brimming with diverse things to see and do, San Francisco has one heck of an allure.

If you're ready to experience the colourful, Californian city in all its glory, pop into our Canberra travel agency today to book the trip of a lifetime!

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Visit Alcatraz 

Located just a short ferry ride away from the main city lies Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary – the notorious former prison that once housed some of America's most dangerous inmates, including Al Capone.

Join an audio tour and listen to fascinating, interactive stories from inmates and guards as you make your way around the spooky prison. Stop off in cells and discover what it would have been like to be locked up in this iconic institution.

On the way back to the city, snap photos and take in the views of the stunning skyline. 

Tickets for Alcatraz must be purchased beforehand. Let Active Travel take care of all experiences and attractions to ensure you don't miss out on any San Francisco fun!

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Cycle over the Golden Gate bridge

The Golden Gate bridge is undoubtedly one of San Francisco's top landmarks. This crimson bridge spans an impressive 277 metres above water, stretches 2.7 kilometres long and attracts more than 10 million annual visitors. Instead of admiring this monument from the sidelines, hop on a bike and cycle the Golden Gate bridge! Here you can enjoy unbeatable views of the city and beyond while seeing this dramatic structure up close and personal.

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Find famous film sites

Various areas in San Francisco have been used as the location for some of the most popular TV shows and films, including:

Full House: Full House's favourite family – the Tanners – lived in San Francisco, with the opening credits revealing 1709 Broderick Street as the location for this famous house. Snap a selfie with the row of the brightly painted Victorian houses when here. 

Mrs Doubtfire: The beautiful Victorian home lived in by the Hillard family can be found on the corner of Steiner Street, at number 2640. That's right, you can visit the home of Mrs Doubtfire! 

Lombard Street: Lombard Street is the famous, twisty road in the hub of San Francisco that has been used in various blockbuster films. In the cult classic The Love Bug, race car Herbie zigzags his way down this steep street. Be sure to wear some sturdy shoes when manoeuvring down! 

If you're ready to pack your bags and visit this remarkable city, talk to one of our Canberra travel agents to find out how we can create the perfect tailor-made trip for you.