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San FranciscoUnited States of America

Streetcars rattle up and down the city famous for steep hills, hippie history and the toughest place to make a jail break.

Once the center of the counter-culture movement of the sixties, San Francisco is now one of the world’s technology powerhouses and a hub for start-up companies. Although you'll no longer find Janis Joplin or the Grateful Dead singing to sold-out crowds, the laid-back liberal atmosphere remains. Fleece jackets and tennis shoes long ago replaced suits and ties in the city’s Financial District.

San Francisco is known for its distinctive neighborhoods and tourist areas. Hitch a ride on cable car as it hauls you over the city’s steep hills to Fisherman’s Wharf. Here you can try fresh seafood or a bowl of creamy clam chowder. Browse bohemian bookshops and soak up some music history in Haight-Ashbury. Stroll through Union Square for some serious shopping, or hang onto your hat as you walk the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

The attractions here are as diverse as the weather. Experience the city’s multiculturalism in Little Italy or Japan Town. Take a walking tour of North America's largest Chinatown. Along the eastern seafront, stroll the Embarcadero, where you can dine with views over the bay or grab some fresh produce at the farmers’ market. Wander through the 1000 acres (405 hectares) of Golden Gate Park. Board a ferry for a trip to the seaside village of Sausalito. Don't forget your jacket as even on the sunniest day it gets cold out on the water.

For a change of pace, head to Pier 33 and jump on board a tour to Alcatraz Island. Listen to fascinating, personal accounts of life at one of the world’s harshest prisons or stroll the grounds and the old cellblocks. Tours are popular, so it's best to book ahead.

Weather in San Francisco can change by the hour and from one neighborhood to the next. For the best chance of consistent sunshine, visit September through November. Winter means wind and rain, but also the best deals for accommodation. The city is crowded in summer for festivals such as the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade in late June. This is one of the biggest celebrations of diversity in the country.

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
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
The price is NT$2,245 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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! (2,231 reviews)

"Staff were helpful and very attentive. Check in was a breeze and we enjoyed every second of our stay. COVID related: the hotels were sanitized and social distancing was implemented, elevator usage is limited and spaced out."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/24

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
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$2,794 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

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! (1,301 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 2020/10/26

The Park Central San Francisco
InterContinental San Francisco
InterContinental San Francisco
4.5 out of 5
888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
The price is NT$3,368 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Downtown San Francisco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Westfield ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,241 reviews)

"i like the spacious bathroom, i wish the room had a lil more space. my view had construction but overall it was nice."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/29

InterContinental San Francisco
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
400 Concourse Dr, Belmont, CA
The price is NT$2,307 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,039 reviews)

"I liked that the kitchen actually had supplies you can use ie pots and pans, knives, forks, etc. what I didn’t like was how high the hold on our card was, even though I appreciate the desk representative getting it down a little bit, it was still very expensive."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/25

HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
3 out of 5
1350 Huntington Ave, San Bruno, CA
The price is NT$4,535 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (649 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 2020/8/15

Staybridge Suites San Francisco Airport
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
3 out of 5
2620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA

Located in North Beach, this condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Ghirardelli Square, and Lombard Street. Pier 39 and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (34 reviews)

"Good sized, clean rooms, friendly staff, excellent location for Fisherman’s wharf / Alcatraz & easy access via cable car/F line to Union Square. No in house restaurant but good options within 5 min walk."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/22

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Francisco
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.

Popular places to visit in San Francisco

Reviews of San Francisco

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 48.02117263843648%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 37.41042345276873%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.903908794788274%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.48371335504886%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.1807817589576548%

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

I have lived here for 25 years and it’s become a filthy dirty stinky place to be I can’t wait to move away from San Francisco.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

San Francisco has beautiful things

5/5 - Excellent

Mr.NEH

Jun 2, 2020

love the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Even though we were there during Covid and there weren’t many businesses open, we still had a wonderful stay.

3/5 - Okay

Mojo

May 30, 2020

Getting harder to enjoy. COVID an issue when I was there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

I love SF !

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