There is a wide variety of things to see and do whilst staying in San Francisco. Here are some of the highlights, together with some essential information you may need during your holiday.
San Francisco General Information
Linked by its two iconic bridges from Oakland in the east and the Golden Gate National Park in the north, the eclectic and vibrant San Francisco sits in a beautiful position enjoying Californian sun and Pacific breezes.
The San Francisco Bay area is always bustling with attractions whichever district you find yourself in from; Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, Upper Market or Haight-Ashbury.
Things to do in San Francisco
Of course all visitors will want to visit the Golden Gate Bridge, which guards the entrance to the bay, but San Francisco is packed with iconic attractions from its twisting Lombard Street to its trams and hills that have appeared in so many Hollywood blockbusters. Alcatraz cruises are a great way to take a tour around the second most famous and perhaps most notorious sight in San Francisco.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
South San Francisco
Lake Merced Park
San Francisco International Film Festival
When to go to San Francisco
San Francisco can be cooler than other areas of California and can be prone to heavy fog. On average, summer temperatures reach an average high of 21.8°C. In winter, temperatures can drop to around 7.9°C in January.
San Francisco Hotels
The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is a four-star, 26-storey hotel offering amazing city views and is located close to the downtown area. The 3*+ Triton Hotel is a short distance from the popular Union Square plaza.
Touring in San Francisco
American Sky’s California Explorer is a five-night tour that begins in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. The Self-Drive Golden California is an 11-night tour that begins with three nights in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles and includes visits to Carmel, San Luis Obispo, Las Vegas and San Diego. Multi-centre US holidays are a fantastic way of expanding a city stay into other areas or the wider region and getting much more from your holiday in California.
San Francisco weddings
From Chinatown to the Golden Gate Bridge itself, weddings in San Francisco enjoy a cooler Californian climate and a wide variety of options for personalising your special day.
Planning a holiday to San Francisco in 2013/2014?
Planning a holiday to San Francisco in 2013 or 2014? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect trip. Call our California specialists today on 0844 3329 390 and make the most of your next break.