Do You Live Near Manchester Airport? Exciting News from Virgin Atlantic
San Francisco’s vibrant energy is so contagious that, if you’ve been, chances are you want to go back for more. Virgin Atlantic has just made it easier, according to Business Traveller, with direct flights from Manchester to San Fran commencing in summer 2017.
As a prime tourist and business destination, the direct route not only offers a better link to the city’s booming tech industry, it also slashes the flight time of the current route from Heathrow. The service will operate with an A330, with Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy seats.
If the travel bug is biting and you can’t wait to book your flights to ‘The Golden Gate City’, take a look at some of the city’s most famous attractions and start planning for the trip of a lifetime!
Discover the chilling history of some of America’s most dangerous criminals, at ‘The Rock’. Once a federal prison and now one of the city’s popular tourist destinations in San Francisco Bay, you can easily reach Alcatraz by ferry. Explore the abandoned prison, the lighthouse, early military fortifications, rock pools and seabird colonies.
History buffs could spend weeks delving into the sophisticated cultural scene in San Francisco, via an abundance of world-class museums. The California Academy of Sciences, alone, offers an aquarium, a planetarium and renowned educational programs. You can also add to the itinerary the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exploratorium, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and The Walt Disney Family Museum.
The Painted Ladies
If you want a picture worthy of a postcard, Alamo Square’s ‘painted ladies’, on a backdrop of skyscrapers, is your shot. The charming Victorian houses are an iconic symbol of the city, adding to the architectural marvels on offer throughout the distinct neighbourhoods.
Jump into the memories of 1960′s hippy love, where it all began. Though the flower-power era has firmly moved towards exclusive boutiques and trendy restaurants, you’ll still be able to feel the vibe. The Upper Haight is the place to go for shopping, while the Lower Haight draws night owls, with record shops and clubs.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The city’s money shot is its most famous landmark, The Golden Gate Bridge. Whether it’s surrounded in mist or glowing with sunlight, the bright orange, architectural feat inspires snap-happy tourists across the globe. Once called ‘the bridge that couldn’t be built’, it opened in 1937, despite winds, fog and treacherous tides. You can also walk across the bridge and check out the stunning vista points on either side.