San Francisco is situated in the US state, California and is located approximately 350 miles north of Los Angeles. San Francisco is a charming city, characterised by its cable cars and the Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz Island is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco. The island is home to the former prison (which closed in 1963) and is now a national park. Fishermanâ€™s Wharf on the bay popular for its restaurants and museums. British Airways fly directly to San Francisco (SFO) from London Heathrow (LHR).