The quintessential, bohemian city by the bay of San Francisco is one of those destinations that visitors really take to their hearts. With the iconic Golden Gate Bridge visible from all sorts of tiny corners of the city, San Francisco is located on the north-west coast of California – the Sunshine State – so the area is also usually blessed with warm, sunny weather.
A family holiday might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of San Francisco, but children of all ages will love Fisherman’s Wharf, where they can see all sorts of sights. The Aquarium of the Bay is here, and the huge deep-sea creatures will inspire huge intakes of breath and cause awe-inspired sighs. Out on the wharf, you may be lucky enough to spot some sea lions, and if you feel adventurous you can take a Segway tour - or take a ferry across to Alcatraz. The former prison site is now home to a nature reserve.
Some of the most popular San Francisco hotels are located in the Union Square area, and are therefore convenient for the smart boutiques and upmarket restaurants of this area. The city has a great range of accommodation options, so whatever your requirements and budget, you can find something to suit you very nicely. Whether you prefer to seek out 5-star hotels in San Francisco or opt for one of the cheap hotels, San Francisco is the place for you.
Riding a cable car is one of those iconic, uniquely San Franciscan experiences that no one would want to miss out on. Aside from the fact that the cable car was born here, a trip often affords the most incredible views across the bay. Another big plus is that tickets are very affordable, perhaps because the network is run by the city’s municipal transport authority.
Some say that San Francisco is a collection of cute little villages strung together, although the locals know it simply as ‘The City’. In the north you’ll find pretty and peaceful Nob Hill, while Tenderloin in the south is currently undergoing something of a transformation and is thus the up-and-coming area of the moment.
Then there’s all that American food and Californian wine to sample, so what’s not to like? If you fancy a trip to the original bay city, why not have a look at our range of hotels in the region?