New York may well be the city that never sleeps, but San Francisco is definitely the one that doesn't sit still. And no, don't worry, we're not talking about earthquakes. This city has always appealed to those with a more energetic way of life, from the beginning of the gold rush to a slightly contrasting type of rush during the Summer of Love, and, of course, the tech boom of today. 43 hills share 43 districts here, so don't forget to pack your trainers - there's no better way to explore San Francisco than on foot. And if you need to take a minute to regain your breath, you can always jump onto a traditional cable car - the ones here are the only remaining manually operated cable cars on the planet. Browse Plum Guide's hand picked Chateaus in San Francisco.
While you're out and about, you’ll get the impression that you’re the star of your own Hollywood film - the prison island of Alcatraz, beatnik North Beach, ruby-red Golden Gate Bridge, swinging Haight Ashbury, and zig-zagging Lombard Street can all be found on the silver screen regularly. But discovering San Francisco’s more indie, offbeat hits - like the wind-swept Ocean Beach, the surfer-strewn Sunset, and the unforgettable Mission District - will allow you to thoroughly experience and enjoy this truly unmissable city. Next time you’re planning a trip to San Francisco, take a look at Plum Guide’s Chateaus.