San Francisco Vacations

Simply put, San Francisco is one of the top travel destinations on the planet. The clanging cable cars, Victorian row houses, quirky neighborhoods and gorgeous waterfront make this city by the bay many people's favorite. One of the best ways to experience San Francisco is to live like a local for a day. Rent a bike and head into Golden Gate Park. ... Read more
Drop by to stroll around the Japanese Tea Garden or visit the California Academy of Sciences (this being San Francisco: the world's greenest museum, with a 'living' roof). Cruise over to the Ferry Building and slurp down organic oysters, and munching local cheese and sustainably grown fruit for lunch before catching a ferry to Sausalito, Tiburon or Alcatraz (even locals love 'The Rock') for a quick jaunt. After eating yet another local, sustainable meal (think heirloom tomato salad, duck confit, truffle risotto) for dinner at any one of SF's eighty gazillion neighborhood restaurants, find a late-night cafe and talk politics, take a streetcar to AT&T Park for a Giants baseball game, check out an indie band or just pick a neighborhood and explore.

San Francisco places to stay and top hotels

San Francisco things to do and experiences

  • Golden Gate Bridge
    9.31158 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bridge, Popular
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamilies
  • Alcatraz Island
    9.1535 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Historic Site, Popular
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Fisherman's Wharf
    8.2586 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood, Popular
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Pier 39
    8.4388 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Landmark, Pier, Popular
    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorsy


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Bring a jacket to San Francisco. Especially in summer. The heavy fog rolls in around 3 or 4pm and can make temperatures drop to bone-chilling levels. Temperatures during the rest of the year are mild, and ... Read more
September - November are the sunniest time to visit, it's still cold at night but pleasant during the day. Spring is a close second-best time to go; winter can get damp and rainy, so, while it's no monsoon season, bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes.

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Top San Francisco restaurants

  • The Slanted Door
    8.8115 reviews
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
  • Bi-Rite Creamery
    9.4188 reviews
    Ice Cream and Desserts, Bakery
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Foreign Cinema
    8.789 reviews
    American, Mediterranean, Californian
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
  • Delfina
    9.179 reviews
    Italian, Pizza
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
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San Francisco reviews & trip reports

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    Art & Design Lovers
  • 6.9
    History Buffs
  • 6.4
    Green Travelers
  • 6.4

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I love this city! The outdoors is beautiful, there are some very unique places to visit and great restaurants.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodies

Recomended, not too cold in winter, many place too eat and beatifull place to go, watchout for begger / homeless many around the place

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Los Angeles, California, USA

SF is just one of the best cities out there! Most expensive too, since everyone wants to be there. From sea lions to Chinatown, Golden Gate Park to hundreds of amazing restaurants, there's no shortage of things to here! It's a very walkable city with great public transportation. If you haven't been, go!

Recommended for:FoodiesLGBTQVegetarianTrendsters

Perfect quiet town, super easy to get around with breathtaking views. Weather is quite unpredictable though.

Recommended for:LGBTQStudentsBackpackers
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

One of my favorite cities in the world! Many beautiful views of the ocean and lots of great seafood.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackersArt & Design Lovers

A typical view in San Francisco: a Go Car, down the street to Alcatraz in the distance.

Recommended for:Family TravelersTrendsters
Burbank, California, USA

Loved the city but was quite impressed with Chinatown and loved the food and the shopping.

Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Milano, Italia

San Francisco was my favorite American city before the Silicon Valley boom. Now? Unfortunately it's out of my budget, but virtually we are all living here

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersSpiritual SeekersTrendstersArt & Design Lovers
Austin, Texas, USA

I really enjoyed traveling to San Francisco!! Everyone was so nice and the food was fantastic!

Recommended for:Family TravelersVegetarianAdventure TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA

Awesome city, really enjoyed my time there. So much to do! Will come back for sure!