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San FranciscoUnited States of America

A city brimming with iconic imagery and sounds, with steep hills, the sound of streetcars rattling up and down them and the infamous Alcatraz island prison.

This has to be one of the jewels California’s crown, and a magnificent destination for any visitor to enjoy, with its great food and wine, plenty for all of the family to do, and an atmosphere that can only be described as unique.

A city that is fundamentally associated with the sixties and the counter-cultural and hippie attitude that was prevalent at that time, San Francisco still has a bohemian feel about it to this day. Elsewhere, the city is now one of the world’s major centres for technology companies, with the city home to many technology start-ups.

San Francisco has a wealth of attractions. Hitch a ride on a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf, or stroll over the spectacular and iconic Golden Gate Bridge, there are many unique sights to see in San Francisco. The Fisherman’s Wharf area retains some of San Francisco’s fishing heritage, while the likes of Union Square offer world-class shopping.

Take in the bohemian atmosphere of Haight-Ashbury. Shop the big names in fashion in Union Square stroll along the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Elsewhere in the city, culture is divers. Little Italy, Japan Town and Chinatown all offer authentic cuisine and culture usually associated with parts of Europe and East Asia. The Embarcadero area is particularly popular; here you’ll find eateries that have great views over the bay, or you can pick up some fresh produce at the farmers’ market.

Golden Gate Park is another particularly memorable feature of this city which attracts flocks of visitors every year, perfect for a day out with family. If you love nature, Muir Woods has the most staggering and awe-inspiring redwood trees. After a visit to the woods, board a ferry and head out to the seaside village of Sausalito, a charming location with a Mediterranean feel, located near the bay. Or catch a ferry out to Alcatraz Island for a tour of the world’s most notorious prison.

This only scratches the surface of the fun to be had in San Francisco. This city is full of life and contrasts. Weather in San Francisco is changeable and it always pays to pack clothing suitable for cooler days. Having said that, when the sun shines, the temperatures in the city can be as glorious as anywhere in California.

Where to stay in San Francisco

Top hotels in San Francisco

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
The price is RM377 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ferry Building, Lombard Street and Pier 39. Oracle Park and Palace of Fine Arts are also ...

3.8/5Good! (2,219 reviews)

"What i didnt like is the parking too expensive it shld be free to customers"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
The Park Central San Francisco
The Park Central San Francisco
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
The price is RM426 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moscone Convention Center. Westfield San Francisco ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,305 reviews)

"It’s convenient near the BART & easy to find things"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

The Park Central San Francisco
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
The price is RM360 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec

Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Lombard Street and Alcatraz Island are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,263 reviews)

"I love the location of the hotel and it was a cozy stay"…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
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.

Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
3 out of 5
The price is RM357 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated in Belmont, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Los Prados Park, Marlin Park and Hiller Aviation Museum. Laurie Meadows Park and Casanova Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)

"Overall the place is nice. Very quiet neighbourhood."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
3 out of 5
The price is RM607 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of San Francisco State University ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (650 reviews)

"I stayed out in San Bruno for a week with my children. The hotel staff was friendly and the rooms were nicely kept and beautiful. We felt so at home we were a little sad to leave. We will definitely be staying with Staybridge for our next family vacation!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
@ Marbella Lane - Eco Friendly Treehouse, SFO
@ Marbella Lane - Eco Friendly Treehouse, SFO
3 out of 5

Situated near the bay, this holiday home is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cow Palace and within 6 miles (10 km) of South San Francisco Convention Center and City College ...

4.4/5Excellent! (14 reviews)

"Nice. Easy to locate and easy access to the surrounding area. No coffee for the Kurig"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

@ Marbella Lane - Eco Friendly Treehouse, SFO
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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