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Using ebookers to pick out perfect San Francisco holidays

If you’ve decided on San Francisco as the destination for your next city break, then ebookers will make it easy to create an unforgettable escape. You can use our tools to assess various hotel options, not to mention the quickest and cheapest flights available. The sheer number of San Francisco holidays on ebookers means there’ll be a package to suit every budget, whether you’re after a unique, high-end pad in the heart of the city, or a fuss-free, budget-friendly pad you can make your base for urban adventures. On top of that, you can use ebookers to organise local transportation, and even get ideas on must-do activities in the area.

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With ebookers constantly updating deals onholidays inSan Francisco, you can stay price-savvy while using our service to plan your city break. Just input the dates you’re looking to be away, and we’ll reveal the San Francisco hotels on offer, complete with photos and concise descriptions which will help you make the right choice. Then, you can simply pick your flight, knowing you’ll make savings of up to 15% if you book everything at the same time through ebookers. If you’re flexible with your travel dates, you can also compare how prices may differ on San Francisco holiday deals on various days.

How to have the most fun onSan Francisco holidays

As you’re visiting a city, chances are you can spend your entire holiday either on foot or making use of the local public transport options. However, there’s a lot to be said for going beyond the city limits and visiting nearby towns and villages, not to mention rural attractions. If you like the idea of a holiday road trip, check out our car hire dealsand arrange to have a vehicle waiting for you to pick up. And if you’d like some ideas for your itinerary, our Things to Do tool will highlight the major landmarks and attractions inthe city.


San Francisco highlights

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, this beauty reflects the domed and columned temples of ancient Roman and Greek style. Its exhibition hall, which once housed Impressionist paintings, is now home to a state-of-the-art science museum, the Exploratorium. The Palace is also the site of countless weddings and film backdrops, including the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Vertigo" and "The Rock." A lagoon lined with Australian eucalyptus trees surrounds the area, making a perfect family-photo opportunity.

Alcatraz

Because of its natural isolation and the bay's cold, strong currents, Alcatraz housed Civil War prisoners, and years later, some of the country's most notorious criminals, including mobster Al Capone, the "Birdman of Alcatraz" and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. The prison closed in the 1960s, but the stories live on. Today, Alcatraz is partially a self-guided experience that you can do at your own pace. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Chinatown

This golden nugget is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, plus the oldest in North America. Its entrance, called the "Dragon's Gate," is at Grant Avenue and Bush Street. Inside are 24 blocks of hustle and bustle, most of it taking place along Grant Avenue, the oldest street in San Francisco. This city-within-a-city is best explored on foot: Exotic shops, renowned restaurants, food markets, temples and small museums form its boundaries. Visitors can buy ancient potions from herb shops, enjoy a dim sum lunch or learn how fortune cookies are made.

San Francisco Cable Cars

Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century, and they're a great way to get conquer the city's notorious hills while enjoying some of the spectacular views and diverse neighborhoods. At Powell and Market streets, a turntable serves as the starting point for two lines, the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde. The Powell-Mason heads to Fisherman's Wharf, while the Powell-Hyde ends near Ghirardelli Square (hello, chocolate!).

Castro District

Spanning Castro Street, from Market Street to 19th Street, is the world's first, largest, and most famous gay neighborhood. It has been a symbol of gay pride since the sixties and seventies, when figures like Harvey Milk established themselves as business owners and activists. One of the district's most notable sites is the Castro Theatre, a movie palace constructed in 1922 that is still one of the city's best. Other sites of interest include Twin Peaks, the city's first gay bar, and Hartford Street Zen Center, a small Buddhist temple open to the public.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. Today, it continues that tradition, exhibiting and collecting works by modern masters and less-established artists. Audio guides, docent tours, interactive kiosks and public programs offer visitors diverse learning opportunities. SFMOMA's landmark building, just a short walk from downtown, displays a soaring atrium topped by a turret and oculus skylight. The MuseumStore features art books, design objects, furniture, jewelry and children's products.

Golden Gate Park

One of the largest urban parks in the world, this three-mile stunner is filled not only with natural beauty but also a science museum, art museum, flower conservatory and more. The California Academy of Sciences houses an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and scientific research facility under one roof -- and a living roof, at that. Scale the deYoung Museum's 144-foot-high observation deck. The Japanese Tea Garden creates the perfect backdrop for munching fortune cookies, which were first created here in 1914.

Golden Gate Bridge

The world-famous Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see, but doing so is easy, considering the 1.7-mile-long orange behemoth can be viewed from many vantage points. Connecting San Francisco to Marin County, the bridge is the city's only northern exit and is part of U.S. Route 1 and California Route 1. A pedestrian walkway runs the length, and bikes are allowed. (Check posted signs for the appropriate side to ride on; the schedule varies.) Fort Point Overlook offers a primo spot to snap photos.

Union Square

This landmark square is the largest district of retailers, restaurants, galleries and salons in the Western United States. The recently remodeled site boasts granite plazas, light sculptures designed by artist R.M. Fischer and four grand-entrance corner plazas bordered by palms. Find clothing stores, from Banana Republic and Anthropologie to Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, and an assortment of antique stores, art galleries and beauty and health shops. More than 40 hotels are located nearby, as are a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs for late-night dining and entertainment.

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Hotel Whitcomb

Hotel Whitcomb

1231 Market St, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile ...

£111

£111
Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel

Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel

1550 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Adjacent to San Francisco Bay, this hotel sits on a quiet strip across from a bayside park and jogging path, 1 mile from a BART station, and 3 miles from the ...

£138

£138
Serrano Hotel

Serrano Hotel

405 Taylor St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

£124

£124
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square

345 Stockton St, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Rising 36 stories above Union Square, this sleek, contemporary hotel is 1 block from cable cars, 3 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Centre shopping mall, ...

£158

£158
Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr

250 Beach Street, San Francisco
3.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

This family-friendly San Francisco hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier ...

£176

£176
Travelodge San Francisco Airport-North

Travelodge San Francisco Airport-North

326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
2.0 out of 5.0
2.2 out of 5 (9 reviews)

This 200-room hotel is 2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Francisco.

£91

£91
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps from Union Square shopping, Chinatown, cable cars, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

£138

£138
The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street, San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (10 reviews)

This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop right at the front door, and the Financial ...

£150

£150
Pullman San Francisco Bay

Pullman San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Set along a tranquil lagoon, this contemporary resort-style hotel is 11 miles south of San Francisco International Airport and an equidistant 25 miles from San ...

£105

£105
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Built around a skylit open atrium, this fully renovated 9-story hotel on San Francisco Bay features an onsite restaurant and is located 2.5 miles from the airport, ...

£151

£151
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