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SoCal is where it’s at – but what about our beautiful sister locales up to the North? Whether we’re talking about the can’t-be-missed Bay Area, beautiful, sunny Monterrey or the Redwood forests of the North, California has a little something for everyone.

Visit Beautiful San Francisco

The main star of Northern California will always be San Francisco, so you’ll hear me talking mostly about that part of the state today. The rents there are high for a reason – the quality of life can’t be beat there, with dizzying, spectacular summits to intense greenery to the lull of urban life.

Have you ever taken a drive down Lombard Street? Do you have a car with reliable brakes? Hopefully, you do! What about an amazing, luxurious night in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco?

 

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This classic neighborhood is the gateway to tourist attractions such as Alcatraz or bay boat rides and is one of the busiest tourist destinations in the city, including historic ships and spectacular views of the Bay Bridge. 

Don’t be afraid of dive bars in the wharf – there’s INCREDIBLE food around every corner, even in those places that seem a little off the beaten path or less populated. Fresh, hot clam chowder, soft shell crab and mouth-watering ice cream treats are all a part of the Fisherman’s Wharf experience.

It’s absolutely a little pricier than other areas of the city, but budgeting for a luxury hotel, mostly walking and heading off the beaten path for your basics will help minimize some of the costs.

 

Bay Area on a Budget

You don’t have to stay in San Francisco to enjoy the Bay Area properly. San Mateo and other coastal towns are beautiful, less pricey, and offer travel options to and from the city so you can buckle up all the adventures you desire without the hefty price tag. 

Here’s our pick for a fun Bay Area vacation hotel that won’t break the bank:

The Ritz San Francisco

 

Even renting a car at the airport and traversing for a few days may actually save you more cash in the long run than staying in San Francisco – BUT, if you know you absolutely must have the city experience, the Hotel G is a well-known area hotel that can help you save by cutting some minimal comforts.

 

Our pick is the slight drive out of town, which comes with picturesque views of the bay and the Pacific – but if you know you’re going to be out and about, enjoying the scenery, the Hotel G may be a good choice for you.

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Happy traveling! And don’t forget to save big on travel with the JIFU.com travel portal!

Brett B.

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Brett spends his days making beautiful graphics and videos. However, don’t expect this macho man to spend his time getting a pedicure. Brett would rather kick opponents in the face as a Krav Maga martial arts enthusiast and get dirty off-roading in his Jeep.

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