San Francisco

Travel Guide
San Francisco which includes a bay or harbour and a bridge
The city with a beautiful bay, famous red bridge and infamous fog welcomes you to enjoy art, history, shopping and outdoor activities.

San Francisco is simultaneously romantic, exciting, relaxing and intriguing. Rent a bike, walk, ride the trolley or drive to fascinating destinations. Tour San Francisco Bay by boat for unique views from beneath Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at Alcatraz Island its former inescapable prison became famous in the film Birdman of Alcatraz.

At the bridge’s southern end is the Presidio, a former military base, now a large park with hiking trails, great bridge and shoreline views, Andy Goldsworthy sculptures, Baker Beach, the Walt Disney Family Museum and a life-size Yoda statue.

Entering the Marina District, attend a performance at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Travel east to the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood for shopping and dining. Enjoy a chocolate sundae at Ghirardelli, a local favorite for over 150 years. Visit the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park to see ships that sailed more than a century ago. Watch sea lions lounging on rafts near Pier 39. Continue on to the Embarcadero District. The Exploratorium at Pier 15 features interactive exhibits intertwining science, art and human perception. See the Giants play football at AT&T Park in South Beach.

Inland, shop at Union Square, drive down the very crooked Lombard Street and photograph the Painted Ladies Victorian row houses. Stand at the Haight-Ashbury corner, in the neighborhood where hippie counterculture developed in the 1960s.

Enter the Golden Gate Park to visit de Young Museum, filled with art, costumes and textiles. Explore botanical gardens, play golf or tennis, photograph the Japanese Tea Garden and wade in the Pacific Ocean.

Travel north to tall redwoods in Muir Woods, wineries in Napa and Sonoma and quaint shops in Sausalito. On a foggy day, stand atop Vista Point in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at the bridge’s northern end and gaze south across the clouds to see Sutro Tower rising from Twin Peaks, with the rest of the city hidden. When the fog clears, San Francisco’s skyline is a gleaming gem at the end of the golden bridge.

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Where to stay in San Francisco

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA, 94133
The price is ₹11,458 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
₹11,458
per night
16 Dec - 17 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (4,163 reviews)
"Nice place. Hood location"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2022

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Handlery Union Square Hotel
Handlery Union Square Hotel
3.5 out of 5
351 Geary St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is ₹11,458 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
₹11,458
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,156 reviews)
"I was surprised how safe I felt, it was crazy outside, it is a big city and you never know what canhappen, i was by myself and was worried about safety. it was fine, staff was very friendly, the room was super clean and cozy"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2022

Handlery Union Square Hotel
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
4.5 out of 5
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is ₹15,579 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
₹15,579
per night
16 Dec - 17 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,043 reviews)
"This hotel is beautiful. I will definitely stay here again when in the area. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were very clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport San Bruno
Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport San Bruno
3 out of 5
1350 Huntington Ave, San Bruno, CA, 94066
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Bruno. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,078 reviews)
"I like the overall experience of my stay. The only part that brings down the experience is that the room was not cleaned on the second day of being there."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco Airport San Bruno
Sonder Hayes Valley
Sonder Hayes Valley
3.5 out of 5
135 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Pier 39 and ...
3.8/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"Great location, luggage storage and easy check in/out"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Sonder Hayes Valley
Marbella Lane Duplex Redwood City
Marbella Lane Duplex Redwood City
3.5 out of 5
119 Redwood Ave, Redwood City, CA, 94080
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Redwood City. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and dry cleaning or laundry services. Popular attractions Woodside Central Shopping ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
Unit C was very comfortable.
"It was very clean and organized. Utensils were already provided along with a coffee maker. Netflix and Amazon Prime were free and they had a single burner which allowed for me to cook. Overall, it was very comfortable and at a good location."

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Marbella Lane Duplex Redwood City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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