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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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The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 624 reviews
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Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

3 stars
3.4 / 5 450 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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Handlery Union Square

3 stars
4.1 / 5 328 reviews
Located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, the family-owned and operated Handlery Union Square Hotel is just steps away from the Powell Street cable car line, world class shops, the Moscone Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Enjoy traditional accommodations in the Historic Section or oversized rooms in the Premier Section. All 377 rooms feature wireless Internet access, mini refrigerators, and in-room safes. The hotel features on site valet parking, an outdoor heated pool, sauna, and room service. The Daily Grill, the on site restaurant, serves American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Please note: Parking is $47.00 per day, plus tax with unlimited in and out privileges. Additional charge may apply for oversized vehicles.
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Hotel Abri

3 stars
4.2 / 5 74 reviews
Cutting edge and cool hotel in Union SquareFormerly the Monticello Inn, Hotel Abri, a Larkspur Collection Hotel, sits in one of the hippest areas in San Francisco off Union Square, surrounded by fashion boutiques, art galleries and theaters. The feel of this boutique hotel is cool and hip, with many gadgets at the disposal of guests, and a slick, cutting-edge meeting room with complimentary Internet access and excellent audiovisual equipment. In keeping with the urban feel of Hotel Abri, the downstairs lobby offers a contemporary welcome, with a modern fireplace surrounded by leather chairs. 3 Reasons To Stay:Brilliant location at the heart of shopping districtCool and contemporary designState-of-the-art technology and business facilities Hotel Abri – A Larkspur Collection Hotel RoomsRecently redesigned, and working an urban, trendy vibe, the Hotel Abri has with 90 guest rooms, of which 24 are suites. Quirky and modern in style, and decked out in soothing neutral tones, the rooms do not stint on comfort, and feature the signature FeatherBorne beds as well as ergonomic chairs and workstations, well-stocked minibars and 42-inch LCD televisions. The urban suites are more spacious, and feature king size beds. Technophiles will adore the Hotel Abri, as all rooms feature the latest in cutting-edge technology, from iPod docking stations to complimentary wireless Internet access and connectivity panels to link up digital media for all your viewing needs. The private bathrooms come with a complimentary selection of toiletries and bathrobes. All rooms at the Hotel Abri – A Larkspur Collection are nonsmoking and include a complimentary newspaper. Things To Do:Moscone Convention Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Financial District (1.3 mi/2 km)Fisherman's Wharf (2.6 mi/4.2 km) Policies and fees Pet Policy: $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. One pet per room, maximum 60 lbs.Check-in age is 21 years old with proper ID and credit card
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The Mosser Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 249 reviews
Modern boutique hotel with recording studio near Union Square Quirky, modern and ultra-hip, The Mosser Hotel is the only lodging option in San Francisco with a state-of-the-art recording studio on premises. Rooms in this Union Square hotel are clean and efficient. All have platform beds, while some have private bathrooms and others share. Annabelle's Bar & Bistro, the on-site restaurant, utilizes organic ingredients sourced directly from area farms. Highlights State-of-the-art recording studioOn-site Annabelle's Bar & Bistro Platform bedsWalking distance to shopping at Union Square and Westfield Centre mall Rooms "The Mosser," as it's known locally, has 166 rooms in all -- 112 deluxe rooms with private bathrooms and 54 "economical" rooms with shared hall baths for travelers on smaller budgets. Each room boasts platform beds and vanity sinks. Rooms also come standard with robes, ceiling fans, hair dryers and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have windows that look out onto busy city streets; some even have reading nooks built into bay windows. Features Opened in 1913 as the Keystone Hotel, the historic property was completely redesigned in 2003 and now feels modern and chic. The centerpiece of that redesign was Studio Paradiso, a state-of-the-art recording studio that is available to hotel guests. Other standard amenities include ironing boards, two-line telephones and custom-designed furniture. In early 2010, the hotel announced a commitment to embrace eco-friendly products in all the rooms. The Mosser family donates a portion of all hotel proceeds to reforestation, literacy and educational projects.   Dining For a fabulous cocktail or tasty sandwich, pull up a stool at Annabelle's Bar & Bistro, a French-style eatery located on the ground floor. The restaurant features an eclectic wine selection. Transportation San Francisco International Airport (45 minutes)Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)MUNI bus (5 minutes walking)Cable car stops (10 minutes walking)BART (15 minutes walking) Attractions Union SquareWestfield Centre shopping mall Theater DistrictEmbarcaderoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtAT&T Park Business Free Wi-FiStudio Paradiso available for meetings Policies and feesNightly valet parking rate will increase in October as follows:Standard vehicle:  $39 + taxes ($44.46 after tax)Oversized vehicle:  $49 + taxes ($55.86 after tax)
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Cheap Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York San Francisco Wed, Jan 7 - Wed, Jan 14 $279
Los Angeles San Francisco Sat, Dec 13 - Wed, Dec 17 $135
Washington DC San Francisco Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $336
Boston San Francisco Mon, Dec 8 - Thu, Dec 11 $346
Chicago San Francisco Sat, Jan 17 - Sat, Jan 31 $246
Newark San Francisco Thu, Jan 22 - Wed, Jan 28 $341
Seattle San Francisco Wed, Dec 10 - Wed, Dec 17 $137
Atlanta San Francisco Wed, Dec 10 - Sun, Dec 14 $333
Dallas San Francisco Mon, Dec 22 - Thu, Dec 25 $227
Honolulu San Francisco Tue, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 14 $448
Philadelphia San Francisco Tue, Jan 20 - Sun, Jan 25 $411
Denver San Francisco Sat, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 9 $155
Baltimore San Francisco Wed, Dec 17 - Thu, Jan 8 $342
San Diego San Francisco Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Dec 16 $151
Las Vegas San Francisco Mon, Dec 15 - Tue, Dec 16 $135
Fort Lauderdale San Francisco Thu, Jan 15 - Tue, Jan 20 $277
Minneapolis San Francisco Sun, Dec 14 - Tue, Dec 16 $177
Toronto San Francisco Wed, Dec 3 - Wed, Dec 10 $506
Raleigh San Francisco Wed, Dec 3 - Wed, Dec 10 Check rates
Houston San Francisco Tue, Dec 9 - Fri, Dec 12 $203
Orlando San Francisco Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $367
Detroit San Francisco Tue, Dec 9 - Thu, Dec 11 $297
Beijing San Francisco Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 15 $940
Charlotte San Francisco Thu, Dec 11 - Thu, Dec 25 $399
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Best time to take a vacation to San Francisco

  • 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.

Insider tips for San Francisco travel

  • 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

  • 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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