San Francisco

Travel Guide
San Francisco which includes a bridge and a bay or harbour
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.

Where to stay in San Francisco

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
4 out of 5
50 3rd St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
The price is AU$295 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,336 reviews)
"The only item of concern was elevators. For the amount of people trying to get to their rooms more elevators needed to be in service. It appeared to me only 2 elevators where transporting people up and down the towers."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA
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 AU$368 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,899 reviews)
"The breakfast was amazing"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
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 AU$362 per night from 29 Jul. to 30 Jul.
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,025 reviews)
"1st class great location"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 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
Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco - Airport
3 out of 5
1350 Huntington Ave, San Bruno, CA, 94066
The price is AU$307 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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! (986 reviews)
"Convenient location and great amenities in the suites. I really like the full kitchen. Free parking is also a big plus. Check-in was fast and the staff was very helpful."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Francisco - Airport
Sonder Hayes Valley
Sonder Hayes Valley
3.5 out of 5
135 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
The price is AU$821 per night from 11 Jul. to 12 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Francisco. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Oracle Park ...
3.7/5 Good! (17 reviews)
Nice room
"First time using Sonder. Had some kinks with the app and check-in but other than that was very impressed. Wish the room had a fridge. Great location!"

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2021

Sonder Hayes Valley
A beautiful golf ⛳️ course view backyard view +large studio + full bath+kitchen
A beautiful golf ⛳️ course view backyard view +large studio + full bath+kitchen
Daly City, CA
The price is AU$313 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Stay at this golf holiday home in Daly City. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions San Francisco Zoo and Twin Peaks are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Quiet retreat
"Yan was a pleasure to work with. Super clean and peaceful nights rest. The crisp morning sea breeze lofting in was especially nice! Beautiful back yard and super quiet neighborhood! Will be back."

Reviewed on 27 May 2022

A beautiful golf ⛳️ course view backyard view +large studio + full bath+kitchen
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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