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San Francisco Travel Guide

San Francisco is the 13th-largest city in the U.S. and the 4th-largest in the state of California. Ranking as the 7th most-visited city in America in 2017, it's the preferred destination for those looking to check Northern California and its wide range of activities and wonders. San Francisco's culture is distinct. From its bright houses built into hills to its cable carbs to its iconic bridges, the city is unlike any other. The population is extremely diverse, with large Hispanic and Asian populations coming from a long list of countries. Locals are friendly, accustomed to tourist crowds and generally happy to help with directions.

Things to Do in San Francisco

Popular neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf for its view of Alcatraz and endless waterfront attractions, the vibrant Haight-Ashbury section for its painted homes and eccentric shops, and the Marin Headlands just across the Golden Gate for their breathtaking views of the bay.

Best Time to Visit San Francisco

The city's weather is notoriously strange and can often be chilly in the summer with thick layers of fog. We recommend the fall as the time to visit in order to catch great weather and dodge the thick crowds.

Price and Availability Index in San Francisco

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in San Francisco is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in San Francisco is in the high season in July. San Francisco has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in San Francisco tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in San Francisco tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in San Francisco

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in San Francisco. The hottest month in San Francisco is April, when temperatures peak at 106 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 39 ˚F. The wettest month in San Francisco is January with 9.19 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.01 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in San Francisco

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 6041 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in San Francisco ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in San Francisco comes in at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in San Francisco costs on average $359 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 3140 accommodations in San Francisco that have WiFi. 241 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 228 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in San Francisco by car, be sure to choose from 2048 accommodations that provide parking. 47 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 317 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of San Francisco accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 9 providers, including 2817 places to stay from Airbnb, 203 accommodations from VRBO and 105 places to stay from Homeaway.

4136 of our places to stay in San Francisco have been rated by previous guests. They rated 88% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 1192 places to stay right now.

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