Best Time to Visit San Francisco, California
The hippie wave is long gone, but San Francisco remains unique. San Francisco remains the gay capital of the world. San Francisco is highly liberal and faithful to the reasons that brought it to fame - and that is the key reason for the waves of visitors constantly looking for San Francisco: the music, the bars, the restaurants, nightlife, parties, shopping...
Best time to visit San Francisco
When not to go to San Francisco
What to visit in San Francisco
Hotels, tours and flights to San Francisco
San Francisco Weather map
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WHAT TO VISIT IN SAN FRANCISCO
Map of San Francisco
Explore the map below for details:
San Francisco Districts
Downtown San Francisco (around Union Square, the Financial District and Chinatown, and close to Potreto District, Mission District and Richmond District: see map) is San Francisco's heart. The social and cultural life that make San Francisco famous, and the museums and many transportation terminals are located here.
The gay district is located in the celebrated The Castro. But there are other well known districts: the Mission, the Sunset, the Richmond, Chinatown...
Around San Francisco
San Francisco is a wide metropolis. More than 5 million people live in its perimeter, namely in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area includes several towns: in the East Bay stands Oakland and Berkeley, in the South stands the Silicon Valley, and in the beautiful North coastline stands the Marin County.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
San Francisco temperatures rarely drop below 40°F/44ºC, but the period between November and March has many foggy and often chilly days.
July through October is the most popular period to visit San Francisco. Outdoor living (concerts, music, eating, biking...) and beach life are mainly centred in the rainless summer and autumn months (Summer and Fall come late in San Francisco: the warmest days are often in September, and October is normally a very agreeable and relatively hot month).
Any time is good to visit San Francisco, but Summer and early Fall are really special.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Many winter days are often chilly and foggy, and there is the possibility of rain, which may affect your outdoor activities.
But if you want to avoid crowds and benefit from lower hotel prices, then you should also avoid the high and most popular period: Summer months and early Fall.
Your choice should take these two possibilities into account.
SAN FRANCISCO Weather apM
HOTELS, TOURS AND FLIGHTS TO SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco has plenty of accommodation options. But, for accommodation in the most popular period (summer and autumn months), you should book your hotel well ahead.