Au-pair in San Francisco
Everyone should go for a walk in the “most walkable city” (as rated by walkscore.com). San Francisco streets are a mix of venues, restaurants, boutiques, cafes and typical shops that create a rich streetscape suited for every traveller and resident. Second most populous city in the USA, here you will encounter people from each nation and they will all welcome you with open arms. With its position, its bridge and its open minded environment, San Francisco is one of the most unique places you could possibly find yourself in and once you’re there it is so easy to comprehend why so many decided to call it home. Read on to find some of best things you can do and see, where to stay, where to study and where to work. That is if S.F. gives you the time for sleeping and working.
Hot Spots in S.F.
To describe the Golden Gate Bridge magic the New York Times journalist Joseph Giovanni used these words: ”The design complements the promontories on either side; it allows elegantly framed views of the ocean, sky and sunset; and it is, above all, awesome in itself -- a work of man on the scale of nature...in some condition the structure is spectral.” Thought impossible to build due to the currents and climatic conditions, it has become a symbol not only of the city but of the entire country and its ideals. A symbol of unity, hope and freedom. A definite must see in anyone’s lifetime. But San Francisco has more to offer than just its magnificent bridge. After you’re done picture taking on the bridge, move into the city and go onto one of those fascinating streets. An example is the famous curvy Lombard Street, built in 1920 on an abrupt hill. Have a stroll in Alamo Square Park, home to Victorian houses. Visit the Grace Cathedral and the Japanese Tea Garden and delight your senses in the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the place criminals feared most, Alcatraz Island. And if you want to shop, shop, shop San Francisco has a variety of options for you. You can go high street fashion in Union Square, home to the most famous and expensive fashion houses, or go nearby into the Westfield Centre for a mall experience. If however you want something more special, visit Chestnut Street, a place where you can feel that old atmosphere whilst walking in a mix of beauty outlets, refined shops and restaurants. Or for an even more unique experience have a stop in Chinatown..
But there is nothing more unique than this city’s 49 hours cultural itineraries. You get to chose what interests you most, from Darwin to Mozart, from a the world’s only aquarium/planetarium/rainforest/living museum that is the Academy of Sciences to the San Francisco Symphony to the S.F. Museum of Modern Art. Get around 49 square miles of pure art and culture in 49 hours. Let the magic of San Francisco surround you and fully live one of the best cities in the world.
To help you completely understand the magic in their native language, Americans have thought best to offer you the best learning centers possible so that you can improve your English skills and feel more at home when expressing yourself. From as little as $385.00 to as much as $1160.00 for four weeks, have a look at the following websites and you’re sure to find what best suits your needs and your pockets.
As much as you would want to be 24 hours active and have more time to dedicate to S.F., you still need to sleep sometimes. You can find the best places to crash in at http://www.ebookers.com/hotels/United_States--CA/San_Francisco with an average price of 50.00$ per night with the lowest available being 29.88$ but if you’re looking for even cheaper accommodation visit http://www.hostelworld.com/hostels/San-Francisco and you’ll find a bed for the lowest price of $7.68 per night.
Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find in the varied nightlife scenes S.F. has to offer. Each district has a distinct atmosphere and there’s something for everyone. If you’re a fan of rock and metal, the Mission District awaits for you to visit its many bars. If you’re more on the bright side and want to hit a club with electronic and hip hop music, then the go to the South of Market, famously know as SoMa. Since you’re in Downtown, have a go at the art gallery bars, the dive bars like Bacchus Kirk, the Irish pubs or the clubs like Ruby Skye and Suite One8One. And for those open minded, it’s worth mentioning that, since this is the gay capital of the world, there is no surprise you’ll find GLBT venues throughout the city.
But if you get to the point that you need some fresh air have a stroll down North beach, with bars open till the sunrise hours.
Look out for Jobs
As much as it is beautiful, San Francisco is also expensive. Very expensive. In fact it has the second highest quality of living among all of the United States cities. This has caused the fleeing of the middle and lower classes to the outer skirts of the county. Therefore, no matter how endless you thought your pockets were when you left, you still might need to find a job. On the bright side, California loves equality for all, so is has set the minimum wage at 8.00$, regardless of profession and tips. To make it easier for you to find a job, just have a look at these websites.And there's no doubt you'll find a way to spend penny you get in magical San Francisco.
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