Lonely Planet Writer

Visitors to San Francisco break tourism records

San Francisco is increasingly popular with tourists.
San Francisco is increasingly popular with tourists. Image by Mike Behnken / CC BY-SA 2.0

San Francisco visitor numbers reached a record 18 million last year. The city has always been one of the US’ top destinations for gay and lesbian travellers and food-loving tourists, and in recent years an upsurge in Chinese visitors has boosted overall arrivals. International visitors, who already make up around 22% of the total, are expected to continue to rise. Read more: travelpulse.com