An Air Traveller's Guide to San Francisco

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San Francisco is a popular tourist destination on the West coast of California. Several islands off the coast of San Francisco Bay within the Pacific Ocean also form part of the city. It boasts steep rolling hills, cool summers, an eclectic mix of architecture and world famous landmarks including the former Alcatraz Penitentiary, Golden Gate Bridge, and Chinatown district. It has a Mediterranean climate, with mild damp winters and dry summers. There is little seasonal variation throughout the year with regards to temperature with an average yearly temperature of 17.1 degrees celsius. Tourism contributes a major boost to the economy, with 1 in 7 people in the city working within the tourism industry. It's landmarks are recognisable worldwide due to its frequent portrayal in film, music and popular culture.


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Things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco boasts everything your heart could desire, including vintage and beatnik poetry stores, world-class museums, hip art galleries, high-rise buildings, well-known live music venues, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Take a hot air balloon ride over the city, or if you want a more relaxing time with visits to historic sites, the famous San Francisco bay, or exploring the hidden alleyways within the city, there really is something for everyone on offer in the city.
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Events in San Francisco

No matter what time of year you visit San Francisco, there will always be something on to give you a memorable time.

  • The Waterfront Festival
    Celebrate the 4th of July in style at the magnificent Waterfront Festival. Kicking off at noon with concerts, bands and live performances, it really is an event for the whole family. Enjoy some of the city's best street foods, browse the offerings of local vendors or sit back and watch the kids enjoy the events put on for them. The Independence Day celebrations are wrapped up with a spectacular fireworks display over the bay.

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Practical info

  • Temperature: The average temperature during the summer months (November - March) is 15˚C/59°F. The temperature during the winter months (June - September) is approximately 11˚C/52°F.
  • Time difference: London is 8 hours ahead of San Fransisco.
  • Currency: The US Dollar (USD).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about San Francisco

✔️ Is San Francisco safe for travel?

San Francisco is generally safe for visitors.

✔️ Is San Francisco a good destination for female solo traveller?

San Francisco is perfect for solo female travellers. There're so many things you can explore while travelling alone.

✔️ When is the best time to visit San Francisco?

Autumn (September to November) is considered the best time to enjoy the most of San Francisco.

✔️ What is the best way to travel around San Francisco?

Walking and public transport are recommended to explore the city. San Francisco is walkable with many popular sights within walking distance.

✔️ What is the best neighborhood to stay in San Francisco?

Nob Hill and Union Square are the best areas to stay. They are both centrally located in San Francisco.

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