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With a cool California vibe mixed with glitzy European sophistication, San Francisco is a hub of ethnic enclaves and people wooed to the Pacific Coast. Visit hippie history in the Haight or shop the glamorous Union Square. Take a cable car up Nob Hill and swoon over Victorian homes and San Francisco Bay views.

Despite the city's high price reputation, CheapTickets can help you keep your San Francisco travel budget in check with these funds-friendly highlights.

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Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 529 reviews
Luxury meets history, vintage meets modern at Theater District hotel The Hotel Whitcomb has a place in San Francisco history like no other: Following the 1906 earthquake, the building actually served as City Hall. The majestic Theater District property still looks a lot like it did back then, with crystal chandeliers, Tiffany glass and Italian marble columns and floors. Made-to-look-old furniture highlights rooms upstairs, though modern conveniences abound as well. The on-site Market Street Grill serves up basic American fare. Highlights Historical spot -- the hotel once served as San Francisco's City HallLocated in the Theater District, across Market Street from the Orpheum TheaterOrnate preserved lobbyDine on classic American fare at The Market Street Grill Rooms High ceilings are common in the Whitcomb's 447 guest rooms and 12 suites. Furniture in these rooms has been specially crafted so it looks old. Accommodations come standard with modern conveniences as well, including flat-screen televisions, ironing boards and spacious workstations. Many also offer stunning views of San Francisco Bay, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. The Sunny Jim Suite also includes a wet bar and a dining area. Features Marble floors, polished brass fixtures, Tiffany glass and fresh flowers accentuate the ornate Main Lobby. This area transports guests back to the turn of the 20th Century, when the building briefly served as City Hall. It became a hotel in 1916. It's also a great place to enjoy a coffee and read a complimentary newspaper. All guests have access to an on-site health and fitness center, dry-cleaning service (fees apply) and transportation to San Francisco International Airport (fees apply). Grab a homemade Dungeness crab cake at The Market Street Grill, the on-site restaurant. Customers enter through the Tavern Piano Bar, a classic lounge that can get downright boisterous on weekend nights. Valet and self parking are available (fees apply). Transportation San Francisco International Airport (18 mil/29 km)Oakland International Airport (16 mi/25.7 km)BART (4 blocks)Cable car stops (6 blocks)MUNI bus (1 block) Attractions Theater DistrictUnion Square SoMaEmbarcaderoMoscone Convention CenterAT&T Park Business 24-hour business center25,000 square feet of meeting spaceOn-site audio/visual expert to help with equipment
Value Complementary high speed wi-fi internet
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The Cartwright Hotel Union Square

3 stars
3.6 / 5 143 reviews
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers charm and personality, while delivering great value, comfort and excellent service. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, close to shopping, dining, entertainment, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center, The Cartwright Hotel Union Square is the ideal destination for the savvy business or leisure traveler. 114 guest rooms, offer modern comforts and conveniences including a signature FeatherBorne Bed package, deluxe bath amenities, plush towels, LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking station and free high-speed wireless Internet. Those looking to unwind are encouraged to relax in the lounge, accented by a cozy fireplace. Adjacent to Bar 1915 is a quaint gift and sundries shop, providing last minute essentials and souvenirs. Cartwright Hotel Union Square is pet-friendly and 100% nonsmoking. The Cartwright Hotel Union Square offers complimentary Coffee and Tea service which is available from 7am to 10am daily. Parking rates are $31.00 for self-parking and $41.00 for valet parking.
Value Free Wi-Fi, No charge for pets!
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King George Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 240 reviews
Stately boutique hotel near Union SquareConsidering its name and the British flag flying out front, it's no surprise that the King George Hotel near San Francisco's Union Square district has a decidedly European flair. Decorative touches are subtle but continue this theme: chess boards in every room, coats of arms, and more. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access. The on-site restaurant, Winston's Bar and Lounge, even serves imported beer. Highlights Complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet accessHop on any one of the city's cable cars down the streetUnion Square shopping is only a four-block walk from the hotel Rooms Accommodations -- 141 rooms and 12 suites in all -- vary in size and configuration but come standard with flat-screen televisions, pillow-top mattresses, MP3 docking stations and in-room safes. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access as well as nightly turndown service. Features The King George Hotel, a free-standing structure, dates back to 1914 and has been renovated numerous times since. It also is now a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program. All guests have access to a nearby Club One Health Club (fees apply), a full-service facility with spa, pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). Grab a pint (what else?) at Winston's Bar & Lounge, a kitschy-but-lovable bar on the ground floor. The pub no longer serves food, but the scene is still lively on weekend nights. Valet and self-parking are available (fees apply). Transportation San Francisco International Airport (18 mi/30 km)Oakland International Airport (15 mi/25 km)Cable car stops (3 blocks)BART (6 blocks/1 km)MUNI bus (1 block) Attractions Union Square (3 blocks)Theater District (4 blocks)Fisherman's Wharf (1 mi/1.5 km)AT&T Park (2 mi/3.5 km)Golden Gate Park (6 mi/10 km) Business 24-hour business center in lobbyIntimate 500-square-foot meeting room Policies and FeesThe hotel accepts reservations for guests under 18 years old given that parent/legal guardian guarantees payment for all charges. If legally emancipated, guests can present documents that prove emancipation and the ability to shoulder expenses at the hotel.
Value Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Inn at Union Square

3 stars
4.3 / 5 65 reviews
Boutique gem hotel in top Union Square location One of a kind, the Inn at Union Square greets guests with a true old-fashioned welcome and a level of service that pays attention to details. With a cozy, warm atmosphere, the style is classic and homey, with pretty furnishings and European charm. Located in Union Square, but also close to beach and park getaways, the Inn at Union Square offers a complimentary breakfast with fresh croissants, and evening wine receptions with hors d'oeuvres. Further features include a free daily newspaper, twice-daily housekeeping, and even a daily shoeshine. 3 Reasons to Stay: Superb Union Square location close to all attractions Intimate boutique hotel with exceptional service Delicious complimentary continental breakfast Inn at Union Square Hotel Rooms The fabulous location of the Inn at Union Square is a selling point in itself, as this interesting, vibrant district is crammed with up-market boutiques including Tiffany & Co, historic buildings and cultural events taking place in the square itself. There are 30 guest rooms in the hotel, which covers six floors, and deluxe king or queen rooms and suites are on offer. The comfortable Inn at Union Square rooms are in rich, warm colors of golds and reds, and provide premium bedding with luxurious goose down pillows. Wireless Internet access, CD players, in-room safe with laptop security, and cable/satellite television are complimentary, and room service is available on request (fees apply). Bathrooms come with terry robes and complimentary Aveda bathing amenities. Things To Do: 140 Maiden Lane (Frank Lloyd Wright Building) (0.2 mi/0.3 km) Powell Street Cable Cars (0.6 mi/1 km) Golden Gate Park (5.5 mi/8.9 km) Policies and feesThe hotel accepts reservations for guests under 18 years old provided that legal guardian guarantees payment for all charges. If legally emancipated, guests can present documents that prove emancipation and to shoulder expenses at the hotel.
Value Stay 3 nights, Save 10% off
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The Pickwick Hotel

3 stars
3.7 / 5 117 reviews
The Pickwick Hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco and is steps away from the San Francisco Shopping Centre, Moscone Convention Center, the World Famous Cable Cars, Union Square, Museum of Modern Art, Sony Metreon and the Theatre District. Featured in the writings of renowned author Dashiell Hammett, in his classic mystery The Maltese Falcon. A landmark since its inception, The Pickwick Hotel is a fine example of Neo Gothic architecture. Standard sized vehicle - $ 40.00 inclusive of tax (current charge is $32.00) Unlimited ins and outs from 3:00pm until 12:00pm the day of checkout Oversized vehicles and SUV's - $52.00 inclusive of tax (current charge is $64.00) Unlimited ins and outs from 3:00pm until 12:00pm the day of checkout All guests must present a valid credit card upon check in for which we will need to authorize at least $40.00 per day for incidentals.Once we have authorized the guests credit card, the guests are welcome to pay for any incidentals with cash during check out.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Francisco Tue, Jun 16 - Wed, Jun 17 $351
Los Angeles San Francisco Mon, Jun 15 - Wed, Jun 17 $145
Washington DC San Francisco Sat, Jun 6 - Wed, Jun 24 $399
Boston San Francisco Tue, Jun 16 - Sun, Jun 21 $334
Chicago San Francisco Wed, Jul 1 - Tue, Jul 7 $199
Newark San Francisco Tue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10 $384
Seattle San Francisco Tue, Jun 16 - Sat, Jun 20 $177
Atlanta San Francisco Wed, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 24 $344
Dallas San Francisco Sun, Jun 14 - Wed, Jun 17 $237
Honolulu San Francisco Thu, May 28 - Fri, May 29 $521
Philadelphia San Francisco Tue, Jul 7 - Tue, Jul 14 $467
Denver San Francisco Tue, Jun 9 - Wed, Jun 10 $138
Baltimore San Francisco Tue, Jul 14 - Tue, Jul 21 $440
San Diego San Francisco Tue, Jun 16 - Tue, Jun 23 $229
Las Vegas San Francisco Wed, Jul 15 - Tue, Jul 21 $85
Fort Lauderdale San Francisco Tue, Jun 23 - Tue, Jul 7 $330
Minneapolis San Francisco Sat, Jul 4 - Wed, Jul 15 $328
Toronto San Francisco Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 10 $392
Raleigh San Francisco Mon, Jun 1 - Mon, Jun 8 Check rates
Houston San Francisco Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 10 $228
Orlando San Francisco Mon, Jun 15 - Mon, Jun 22 $349
Detroit San Francisco Sat, Jul 4 - Wed, Jul 8 $349
Beijing San Francisco Sat, Jun 20 - Mon, Jul 6 $1,149
Charlotte San Francisco Fri, Jul 17 - Wed, Aug 12 $402
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  • San Francisco is a great city to visit any time of the year, with a mild climate thanks to water on three sides. However, the summer fog is notorious, and many tourists on their San Francisco vacations find themselves purchasing sweatshirts to stay warm. The spring and fall are often warmer and sunnier, while winters can be rainy. Be aware that the City by the Bay is known for its microclimates, which means visitors need to be prepared for weather at nearly any time of year. A sunny day in Golden Gate Park can turn sharply cooler when a wall of fog blows in, while on the same day, the Downtown area is bright and warm.

  • Mission District

    The Mission District from 14th Street to 23rd Street offers a charming array of vintage stores and some of San Francisco’s best dining spots.

  • Outerlands

    Drop by Outerlands for the food if you find yourself hungry way out by Ocean Beach during your San Francisco excursion.

  • Twin Peaks

    San Francisco vacations are all about the views, and Twin Peaks offers some of the best in a 360-degree panorama.

  • Bourbon & Branch

    Speakeasies and handcrafted cocktails are all the rage in San Francisco, so head to Bourbon & Branch or Local Edition to see what the fuss is about.

  • Farmers Market

    The Saturday Farmers Market at the Ferry Building is famous, but the all-day Wednesday Farmer’s Market at Civic Center Plaza has better value for fruit and produce.

  • San Francisco highlights
  • Fisherman's Wharf

    This seaside enclave teems with San Francisco landmarks, including Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. Watch colorful street performers along the promenade, and indulge in some of the best dining in San Francisco. Salivate over the locally-made chocolate and smells of fresh sourdough bread baking.

  • San Francisco Modern Art Museum (SFMOMA)

    From Frida Kahlo to Henri Matisse, discover a treasure trove of 20th-century artworks on your San Francisco vacation at one of the most renowned museums on the West Coast. Enjoy free admission on the first Tuesday of every month, or score half-price admission on Thursday nights.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    From its russet-painted towers to its sprawling span, you can't fully appreciate the scale of the Golden Gate Bridge until you're actually on it. Ride or walk across, or just gaze in awe at one from one of the many vantage points around the city on your San Francisco travels. Connecting San Francisco to Marin County, the bridge is the only road to exit San Francisco to the north, and is part of the historic U.S. Route 1.

  • Palace of Fine Arts

    Located in San Francisco's Marina neighborhood, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the few surviving structures from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Marvel the cinematic Greco-Roman style, and snap photos along the serene lagoon.

  • Asian Art Museum

    Experience the Orient on your San Francisco vacation. With a massive collection of Asian art from paintings to ceramics, the Asian Art Museum also boasts one of the oldest Chinese Buddhas on the planet. Visit on Thursday nights for the bargain $5 admission.

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