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San-Francisco is incomparable when it comes to beautiful geographical locations. This sophisticated city overlooks the beautiful bay and glistening Pacific Ocean as the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge rises above the city's skyscrapers. Built on twenty-nine small hills at the tip of the peninsula, it has been said that San Francisco is "the city that everyone loves." It's little wonder that it's been named the "country's top city" a total of seven times by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. With a decided European flare, San Francisco is an intellectual and culturally diverse city. Just a few of the must see places include Chinatown, Alcatraz Island and Prison, Pier 39, Coit Tower and the Cable Car Barn and Museum. Union Street, Ghiradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf and The Cannery are all filled with lively action - the clattering of cable cars, street musicians, ships blowing their horns as they reach harbor, and seagulls screeching overhead - it all combines to create a colorful, eclectic feel to this "City by the Bay." You can spend a whole day in the 1,000-acre Golden Gate Park alone, taking in the Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, the Asian Art Museum and the Japanese Tea Gardens. The city of San Francisco is known for its world class restaurants, shopping, hotels and nightlife - sure to make your evenings unforgettable. The echo of cable cars in the distance, the smell of the ocean, the spectacular views of the Bay - one visit and you're likely to leave your heart in San Francisco, too.

Surrounding areas: Daly City, California (4.0 mi), Sausalito, California (7.3 mi), Tiburon, California (9.1 mi), Oakland, California (9.7 mi), Pacifica, California (10.4 mi), Point Richmond, California (10.7 mi), Alameda, California (10.8 mi)

San Francisco Vacation Rentals

San Francisco Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
198 Carl Hotel198 Carl StSan Francisco, CA (415) 661-5679
Adelaide Inn5 Isadora DuncanSan Francisco, CA (415) 441-2261
Aida Hotel1087 Market StSan Francisco, CA (415) 863-4141
Argonaut Hotel495 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA (415) 563-2800
Baldwin Hotel321 Grant AveSan Francisco, CA (415) 781-2220
Bay Bridge Inn966 Harrison StSan Francisco, CA (415) 397-0657
Bay Stockton Apartments2130 33 StocktonSan Francisco, CA (415) 397-3118
Baycrest201 HarrisonSan Francisco, CA (415) 447-2065
Best Inn2707 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 567-2425
Best Western Canterbury Hotel750 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA (415) 474-6464
Best Western Civic Center Motor Inn364 9th St At HarrisonSan Francisco, CA (415) 624-2826
Best Western Flamingo114 Seventh StSan Francisco, CA (415) 621-0701
Best Western Miyako Inn1800 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA (415) 921-4000
Best Western The Tuscan Inn Fisherman's Wharf425 No PT StSan Francisco, CA (415) 561-1100
Broadway Manor Motel2201 Van Ness AveSan Francisco, CA (415) 776-7900
Buena Vista Motor Inn1599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 923-9600
Campton Place Hotel340 Stockton StSan Francisco, CA (415) 781-5555
Cartwright Hotel524 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA (415) 421-2865
Castle Inn Motel1565 BroadwaySan Francisco, CA (415) 441-1155
Cathedral Hill Hotel1101 Van Ness AveSan Francisco, CA (415) 776-8200
Chancellor Hotel The433 Powell StSan Francisco, CA (415) 362-2004
Charles Hotel1030 Geary StSan Francisco, CA (415) 921-9432
Chelsea Motor Inn2095 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 563-5600
Club Quarters424 Clay StSan Francisco, CA (415) 392-7400
Comfort Inn By The Bay2775 Van Ness AveSan Francisco, CA (415) 928-5000
Cornell Hotel715 Bush StSan Francisco, CA (415) 421-3154
Coventry Motor Inn1901 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 567-1200
Cow Hollow Motor Inn And Suites2190 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 921-5800
Crowne Plaza Union Square480 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA (415) 398-8900
Crystal Tower Apartments2140 TaylorSan Francisco, CA (415) 885-0333
Days Inn Lombard2358 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 922-2010
Delbex Hotel2126 MSN StSan Francisco, CA (415) 626-9406
Deville Motel2599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 346-4664
Elm Hotel364 Eddy StSan Francisco, CA (415) 673-5636
Embassy Hotel610 Polk StSan Francisco, CA (415) 673-1404
Executive Suites City Heights840 PO StSan Francisco, CA (415) 567-5151
Executive Suites Post Street Towers737 PO StSan Francisco, CA (415) 567-5151
Executive Suites ST Francis PlaceOne St Francis PLSan Francisco, CA (415) 567-5151
Fairmont Hotel San Francisco950 Mason StSan Francisco, CA (415) 772-5161
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco757 Market StSan Francisco, CA (415) 633-3000
Bed & Breakfast
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA (415) 664-6842
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA (415) 776-5462
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA (415) 819-2380
Cypress Inn On Miramar Beach407 Mirada RdHalf Moon Bay, CA18.5 mi.(650) 726-6002

San Francisco Weather & Climate

Mark Twain once said, "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." While this might be a slight exaggeration, the climate in the San Francisco Bay Area is mild year round with cool evenings - even in the summertime. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help moderate the summer heat and marine influences keep winters very mild. The San Francisco Bay Area is known for its fog, especially in the summertime. This occurs when warm air masses flow across a cooler ocean and the moisture in the air condenses and forms fog. The rainy season in northern California runs November through March, with no measurable precipitation in the summertime. Spring and fall are generally the sunniest, and warmest, seasons in the Bay area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 46°F 4.72 in. 54°F
February 61°F 48°F 4.15 in. 55°F
March 62°F 49°F 3.40 in. 55°F
April 64°F 50°F 1.25 in. 56°F
May 65°F 51°F 0.54 in. 56°F
June 67°F 53°F 0.13 in. 57°F
July 68°F 54°F 0.04 in. 59°F
August 69°F 55°F 0.09 in. 62°F
September 71°F 56°F 0.28 in. 61°F
October 70°F 54°F 1.19 in. 60°F
November 64°F 50°F 3.31 in. 58°F
December 58°F 46°F 3.18 in. 55°F

San Francisco Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 10 miles south of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located approximately 12 miles east of San Francisco in Oakland, California, the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located roughly 17 miles south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay, California, and finally the Hayward Executive airport (HWD) located around 18 miles southeast of San Francisco in Hayward, California.

San Francisco Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA9.7 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA25.8 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA26.9 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA36.8 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA38.6 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA58.7 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA59.6 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA68.5 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA70.7 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA76.5 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA26.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA41.6 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA76.5 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA92.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA 
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA 
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA 
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA 
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA 
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA6.3 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA9.8 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA10.1 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA10.1 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA10.8 mi.
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA11.8 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA13.9 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA14.3 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA14.9 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA15.6 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA15.6 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA15.9 mi.
Mariners Point Golf Links & Practice CenterFoster CityCA17.1 mi.
Lake Chabot Municipal Golf CourseOaklandCA17.3 mi.
Skywest Golf CourseHaywardCA18.1 mi.
Willow Park Golf CourseCastro ValleyCA19.6 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA20.8 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA21.1 mi.
Emerald Hills Golf CourseRedwood CityCA23.2 mi.
Diablo Hills Golf CourseWalnut CreekCA23.9 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA25.1 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA25.1 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA25.6 mi.
Bridges at Gale RanchSan RamonCA25.6 mi.
Canyon Lakes Country ClubSan RamonCA25.6 mi.
State Parks
Baker Beach State ParkCA3.1 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA3.2 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA5.4 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA5.5 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA5.6 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA6.9 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA9.4 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA12.7 mi. 
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA12.8 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA12.9 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA14.8 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA21.6 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA23.7 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA28.6 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA34.7 mi. 
Portola State ParkCA37.6 mi. 
Butano State ParkCA38.1 mi. 
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA(Children's)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA7.3 mi.(Children's)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA9.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA9.7 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA9.7 mi.(Technology)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA10.8 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA10.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA11.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA11.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA11.9 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA11.9 mi.(Art)
Coyote Point Museum For Environmental EducationSan MateoCA14.9 mi.(Science)
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA17.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA 
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA 
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA9.7 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA25.8 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA41.6 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA68.5 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA76.5 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA85.5 mi.

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