San Francisco

This city proves that strange, exciting, and wondrous experiences can come in small packages.

Laid out on a seven-by-seven mile finger of land hugging the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is packed with just your kind of weirdness.

What to do in San Francisco will depend on where your heart wants to take you. (Don’t worry; you’ll never be boxed up in this freewheeling, accepting town.) Foodies, bring your taste buds to Ferry Building Marketplace, while your outdoorsy friend can get a workout and a view by climbing to the top of Twin Peaks. From this height, you’ll be able to see the entire city twinkling beneath you, its residents nibbling a farm-to-table meal at a new café, dreaming up tech to change the world (again), or partying hard in the Castro District.

Unleash those binoculars (hey, since you bought them) to admire the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge rising up through the fog. This testament to hope, ingenuity, and architectural flair makes it pretty much the embodiment of San Francisco—a city that proudly flaunts convention, embraces and overcomes its hardships, and is happy to dive into a craft brew or a delish cup of Ghirardelli ice cream after a tough day of being amazing!

With so many things to do in San Francisco, don’t you dare let this beguiling city stay on your bucket list forever. We’ve got great deals on offer, so take a look at our San Francisco vacation packages today. Soon enough, you’ll be on a trolley trundling past the city’s Victorian houses or rolling up Nob Hill in one of the classic San Francisco cable cars. Like other previous visitors (except maybe the late residents of Alcatraz), you’ll understand why so many have left their hearts in the “City By the Bay.”

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco

What is San Francisco known for?

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the city's most iconic features. San Francisco is also known for its cool summers, the gold rush of 1949, and beautiful views of the bay.

How old is San Francisco?

While we think of the year 1776 as the year of independence for the United States, it was also the year San Francisco was founded. Since then, several huge fires (in 1849-1851 and 1906, mainly) have required huge rebuilding projects.

How far is Yosemite from San Francisco?

Yosemite is just under 200 miles from San Francisco, and driving to it normally takes around four hours. There are several entrances to the park, but the main entrance is via 140 East. The Redwoods and Sequoias are just a few hours away, too.