Holidays in San Francisco

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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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$181 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
3.8/5 Good! (3,183 reviews)
"It was very comfortable and we felt very safe!"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2021

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4 out of 5
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$202 per night from 16 Nov. to 16 Nov.
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,164 reviews)
"The hotel is in a perfect location to see all of downtown San Francisco. Unfortunately our car was broken into right outside of hotel while we ate dinner. Luggage was stolen. Please know your surroundings and don’t leave anything in car. The staff was very helpful and calming to us. We would stay ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$272 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,311 reviews)
"Wonderful property! The checkin was simple and quick. $58 dollars total to check in early which wasn’t bad since we got there 8 hours before check in. Even after check out times the bell desk held our bags until our flight later that night, which gave us time to explore more our last day there. Definitely ..."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
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Top activities in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area Holiday Packages

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

Once the centre 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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood 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.

San Francisco Beach Holiday

A San Francisco holiday makes it simple to relax and unwind. Whether you like the thought of chilling by the water or ambling along the shore in search of shiny seashells, a trip to San Francisco will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated. If you want to be near the city centre, find a hotel near Ocean Beach. This popular strip of coastline is only 10 kilometres away. We also offer San Francisco holiday packages around Mavericks Beach and Baker Beach, two other tempting options.

Things You Should Know About San Francisco

  • Staying close to the water means unforgettable vistas and lazy walks along the shoreline just before nightfall. Have a look through our San Francisco beach hotels and see what you can find.
  • Lots of travellers also choose to base themselves in private holiday homes around these parts. ORANGE CRUSH and Upper Terrace Cottage by RedAwning are a few options we recommend.
  • Alternatively, go for our All-Inclusive hotels in San Francisco. They make budgeting a breeze. Leave your wallet in your room and enjoy the freedom that comes with the all-inclusive way of holidaying.
  • Our San Francisco things to do page is the ideal place to begin organising your trip to San Francisco. After you arrive, start up a conversation with one of the 864 800 friendly locals to learn even more.
  • Save big on experiences by booking our San Francisco holiday deals. With terrific attractions like Golden Gate Bridge to discover, this destination will keep you busy.

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