A city of creatives

You may recognise San Fran’s biggest landmarks from the world of film thanks to the city’s picturesque qualities. But below the silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge and the rumbling of the cable cars, there’s a thriving world of artistic and technological endeavour. Getting hungry? Make the trip to Fisherman’s Wharf for some local history and a taste of the renowned Dungeness crab. Don’t forget one of the world’s choice tourist destinations either; the notorious Alcatraz Island.

What you'll need

An ESTA, a passport with at least six months validity, and a visa depending on your nationality

Best time to go

September to November for a warm autumn and fewer crowds

Travel tip

Avoid the Civic Centre area after dark

Essentials to pack

San Francisco has a lot of steep hills so pack a few pairs of comfy shoes

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1Golden Gate Bridge
2Alcatraz Island
3Fisherman's Wharf
4Golden Gate Park
6California Academy of Sciences
7Museum of Modern Art
8Twin Peaks

San Francisco Hotels

Whether you want prime location, superior views or budget bliss, we can help you find the accommodation that suits your every need.


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