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Lowest round trip fares by airline from Washington and San Francisco

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Cheap flights from Washington to San Francisco

Cheap flights from Washington DC to San Francisco

Flying across the country to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a long journey, but the atmosphere of this urban gateway to Northern California makes the trip well worth it. San Francisco is one of America’s most beautiful cities, and it’s definitely worth exploring. Starting at Union Square and working out to Marin and points beyond, the Bay Area tells a story unlike anywhere else in the United States.

Key Facts

The easiest way to get around the San Francisco area is by car, and the airport has an array of options to choose from for car rental. Once you’re on the road, Highway 101 north will take you into the city. The highway turns into Van Ness Avenue for a couple of miles in central San Francisco, but if you follow the signs you can take 101 all the way across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into fantastic Marin County. The marina in the city of Marin has some of the best crab legs on the West Coast, and the local beaches are secluded and quite beautiful.

Hints and Tips

The plane trip from Washington Dulles International (IAD) to SFO takes about five hours if you fly direct. From San Francisco you can easily travel by car to Santa Cruz, Napa Valley, Oakland, and Silicon Valley. Free parking around SFO is hard to find, but street side parking is widely available on Market Street in San Francisco, and from there you can easily catch a cable car up into the more walkable areas of the city.

Packages from Washington to San Francisco

Hotels in San Francisco

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Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Hotel Nikko San Francisco

222 Mason St, San Francisco
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (39 reviews)

    The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of Westfield San Francisco Centre. ...

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco$166

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco$166
    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
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (36 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 ...

      The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square$134

      The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square$134
      San Francisco Marriott Marquis

      San Francisco Marriott Marquis

      780 Mission Street, San Francisco
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (28 reviews)

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

        San Francisco Marriott Marquis$161

        San Francisco Marriott Marquis$161
        Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

        Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North

        326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco
          2.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          2.7 out of 5 (81 reviews)

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

          Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$67

          Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North$67
          Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square

          Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square

          225 Powell St, San Francisco
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.1 out of 5 (14 reviews)

            Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less than a block from Union Square; theaters ...

            Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square$135

            Villa Florence San Francisco on Union Square$135
            Stanford Court San Francisco

            Stanford Court San Francisco

            905 California Street, San Francisco
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (30 reviews)

              Nob Hill area

              Stanford Court San Francisco$121

              Stanford Court San Francisco$121
              Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

              Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

              2620 Jones Street, San Francisco
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.3 out of 5 (34 reviews)

                Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround, Hyde Street Pier, and Ghirardelli Square. Lombard Street ...

                Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf$152

                Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf$152
                The Park Central San Francisco

                The Park Central San Francisco

                50 3rd St, San Francisco
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), The Park Central San Francisco is across from Yerba Buena Gardens and close to the San Francisco ...

                  The Park Central San Francisco$106

                  The Park Central San Francisco$106
                  Sweden House Hotel

                  Sweden House Hotel

                  570 O'farrell St, San Francisco
                    2.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    1.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

                    Located in Downtown San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Centre and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. San Francisco ...

                    Sweden House Hotel$40

                    Sweden House Hotel$40
                    Hotel Spero

                    Hotel Spero

                    405 Taylor St, San Francisco
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

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

                      Hotel Spero$129

                      Hotel Spero$129
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