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San Francisco buzzes with an energy that guarantees everyone a good time. From hip neighborhoods and historic buildings to beautiful beaches and pristine parks, The Golden City is full of things to do and see.

Start with a shopping spree in Union Square, where luxury boutiques line wide streets and vintage cable cars continue rumbling. Then head over to nearby Chinatown – eight blocks packed with sights for a fun-filled afternoon.

The Embarcadero runs along the waterfront between Bay Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, and is famous for landmarks like Pier 39 and the Ferry Building, with its great restaurants and food stalls. Boats depart from this scenic boulevard to Alcatraz Island, just over a mile off the coast. This former federal prison was once home to notorious inmates like Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud. You can hear stories about their lives, crimes, and escapes on an audio-guided tour of the island.

Back in the Bay Area, the Golden Gate Bridge dominates the landscape. Whether crossing in a car, on a bike or by foot, the natural beauty on the other side is well worth the trek. Muir Woods is an isolated canyon full of ancient redwood trees, and the seaside town of Sausalito offers charming boutiques and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay.

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From $46 per night

Next weekend

From $92 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit April-June
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Average weekend price $200 per night
Average weekday price $209 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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San Francisco reviews

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2.0

well it was during covid 19.

July 10, 2020

well it was during covid 19. So that says it all. It was the saddest,dirtiest,homeless every where on every street .It was trulyheart breaking to see so many down and out. Filth everywhere you look. Nothing open. No bathrooms to use any where had to drive 45min. Out of town to go bathroom. Very very sad.

Helen
Helen United States of America
2.0

The city is having an identity crisis between wanting to be...

July 8, 2020

The city is having an identity crisis between wanting to be a hub for the ultra rich or have a heart and keep to it’s roots. It shows. In a variety of ways. Especially during this pandemic. Scenic views wise: Wonderful. A visual treat. Some of California at its finest.

Marcus
Marcus United States of America
4.0

I went to San Francisco for the first time in 2010 and I...

July 1, 2020

I went to San Francisco for the first time in 2010 and I fell in love with it. I was practically ready to move there. I went back in 2018 and I couldn't believe I was looking at the same city. It's become filthy, questionably safe, and even more expensive. The city has some major issues and the city government is not trying to solve them but rather put a bandaid on them, for example, by allowing people to go to the bathroom on sidewalks or decriminalizing theft under $1,000. If someone breaks into your rental car, the police won't even write a report. The city has some great sights to see but I have absolutely no interest in going back until things improve.

Anonymous United States of America
8.0

I did not come for a vacation.

June 25, 2020

I did not come for a vacation. I only traveled in the city by Uber. I enjoyed seeing all of the lovely homes with little balconies. A couple of drivers took a different route through a lovely park which in my upset state was appreciated instead of the constant stops, starts, of the hills.

Deanna
Deanna United States of America
10

It's just the best city in the world.

June 12, 2020

It's just the best city in the world. No matter where you from no matter what your culture no matter. Your socialism skills doesn't somewhere for you to fit in. And there's always the type of food that you like. In the weather Doesn't get too hot or cold.

Anonymous United States of America
10

First time in San Francisco, couldnt do much since I was...

May 29, 2020

First time in San Francisco, couldnt do much since I was catching my next flight within hours... but it was awesome. Do your research before you go there. It has a little bit of everything and everyone. To liberal tho... but its California

Anonymous United States of America

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