• Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

San Francisco Holidays

San Francisco holidays are always iconic; from cycling over the famed Golden Gate Bridge and exploring the colourful, hilly neighbourhoods to sipping a glass of delicious wine in Napa Valley.

Home to some of North America's great icons, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and eerie Alcatraz, there’s plenty to explore here. One of the best ways to see the city’s sights is with a Hop on Hop off bus tour; book your tickets, sit back and enjoy a whole new perspective of this urban paradise. Relax in the Golden Gate Park before heading to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf to sample tasty, fresh seafood while watching the sea lions sunbathe and listening to their distinctive call. Ride historic cable cars, stopping off to see the 'crookedest' street in the world; Lombard Street and finish your day with an indulgent ice-cream sundae from Ghirardelhi Square.

Once you’ve relished what San Francisco has to offer, hire a car and explore more of California or why not venture to neighbouring state Nevada for breathtaking shows, shopping and sights of the Las Vegas strip. Swap the city haze for the serene sands of Hawaii and hop from Oahu to Kauai to tailor make your very own slice of paradise.  

Destination Highlights
  • Cycle the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit the cities most popular attraction, Alcatraz
  • Taste fresh seafood at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ride a cable car
  • Listen to the sea lions at Pier 39
  • See panoramic views from Coit Tower

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours; direct flights from the UK are available

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to San Francisco

San Francisco hosts an iconic bridge, the world's last manually operated cable car system and lots of delicious fresh seafood; the 'City by the Bay' has it all. Spend a few days exploring the city then head off on your California adventure. You can also experience other areas on day trips from the city, such as sipping wine in Napa Valley and witnessing the majestic Yosemite National Park.

  • Fisherman's Wharf

    Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39

    A thriving location filled with shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars on San Francisco's waterfront. Head to Boudin Bakery for some of their famous sour dough rolls filled with clam chowder, take a cruise from here around the bay or listen to the noisey sea lions basking in the sun.

  • Cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge and Park

    Take a cruise around the bay and under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge or cycle across the bridge for a different perspective. Why not cycle a little further to Sausalito, where you can grab lunch or an ice-cream before the 8 mile cycle back to Fisherman's Wharf or if you're a little tired, catch the ferry.

  • Alcatraz

    Alcatraz

    Learn about the history of this legendary prison and the notorious criminals that were housed here during the 1930s and 1960s. You can choose to explore during the day and you will also get great views of the city and the bay while you ride the 20 minute boat out to the island. Tickets sell out fast, so don't miss out and book yours in advance.

  • Yosemite Valley

    Yosemite Tours

    If driving is not your thing, then head out to Yosemite National Park on a full day guided tour to witness the Giant Sequoias, waterfalls and incredible landscape of California's most famous National Park. Choose from a full day or overnight tours.

  • Napa Valley Wine Train

    Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train

    What better way to experience the fabulous wine region of Napa Valley, but aboard a restored, vintage rail car. Sit back and watch the vineyards pass you by, while enjoying local wines and a delicious meal. Let the Napa Valley Wine train be your designated driver and have you transported up from San Francisco by ferry, so you can truly immerse yourselves into the experience.

Select month

Average weather in January

Average travel weather

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San Francisco
11ºC
110mm

Average weather in February

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San Francisco
12ºC
115mm

Average weather in March

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13ºC
80mm

Average weather in April

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13ºC
40mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

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14ºC
20mm

Average weather in June

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San Francisco
15ºC
6mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

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San Francisco
15ºC
  • Gay Pride Festival and the largest of it's kind in the United States

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

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San Francisco
16ºC

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

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San Francisco
17ºC
3mm
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

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San Francisco
17ºC
30mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

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San Francisco
14ºC
70mm

Average weather in December

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San Francisco
11ºC
120mm
  • "After you have cycled the Golden Gate Bridge, continue onto Sausalito for lunch on the waterfront; it's a really pretty little town and if you don't fancy cycling back the way you came, hop on the ferry to get you across to Fisherman's Wharf."

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