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Rent a car to travel to San Francisco

Rent a car to travel to San Francisco

18.07.2016
We decided to travel to San Francisco by rental car to see local beaches and bays. f you travel with a few drivers, you can cross the United States from east to west (it’s about 5000 km). In this case, it’s better to rent a car for a few weeks.

It’s easy to explore big cities by rental car. And we decided to visit San Francisco.

Rental features

To rent a car to drive around the United States, you should know a few features of this country:

  • some traffic rules and fines are different in different states;
  • rental companies give a car with an automatic transmission and a full tank (you have to fill it again before returning the car);
  • signs and speedometers limit the top speed in miles per hour;
  • the legal driving limit is 0.08% BAC, and it's prohibited to carry uncorked bottles of alcohol.
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Pearl of the Pacific coast

4,000,000 people live in San Francisco. This is the second largest city in western States (Los Angeles is the first one). Also, this city is the most liberal in the country. It has been chosen by hippies – three generations of freedom-loving people have lived here. These days, gays and lesbians like living here.

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The city is located on a promontory between the ocean and San Francisco Bay that looks like an internal reservoir. Shores of the bay occupy areas and suburbs of the big city. Several bridges connect the shores to each other. A suspension 2-tiered bridge (13 km in length) connects the center to Auckland. The most famous and beautiful bridge is the Golden Gate Strait. This is the entrance to the bay. The bridge was named after the bay. It’s famous for its red color of its towers and parapets.

San Francisco is located on hills, and it consists of plenty of climbs and descents. Make sure to take a popular tourist cable car. Earlier, horses were pulling its carriages, but now it’s electrical. You can see them in the old city where it’s difficult to walk because of high hills. Also, make sure to visit other interesting urban areas: North Beach (popular among hippies), Chinatown Chinese (the largest in the United States), and Spanish Yerba Buena.

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An earthquake in 1989 damaged a lot of buildings, including architectural monuments. However, all of them were rebuilt. Museum of Asian Art is located in Old Library.

In the beautiful Golden Gate park, there is a new building of the Academy of Sciences with a pulsing roof.

If you travel with a few drivers, you can cross the United States from east to west (it’s about 5000 km). In this case, it’s better to rent a car for a few weeks or fly home from San Francisco.

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