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What are the best things to do in San Francisco?
Presidio of San Francisco
Hike the Presidio while holidaying on flights to San Francisco for an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The national park is located at the northern end of the city and has several viewpoints looking out over Golden Gate and the rugged Pacific coast. The views over Golden Gate and the Pacific are the main draw to the Presidio, but there are several other reasons to visit when you book return flights to San Francisco, such as opportunity to explore the Palace of Fine Arts, see Alcatraz from Crissy Field, and learn about local history at Fort Point.
You’ll come across plenty of steep hills while visiting on cheap flights to San Francisco. Lombard Street in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighbourhood is the most dramatic of all, and is nicknamed the “Crookedest Street in San Francisco” for its hairpin turns and sharp slope. Travel down Lombard Street if you have a rental car to use between your return flights to San Francisco. There’s also a walking path along the road and an incredible view from the top.
Plan a day trip to escape the hustle and bustle of the city when you book airfare to San Francisco. Rent a car through Webjet, which you can pick up from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Muir Woods is one of the most famous places to visit outside of the city. It’s home to California’s iconic redwood trees, which can grow to a staggering 79 metres (258 feet) tall. Wander along the hiking trails to look up at the redwoods in awe.
What should I pack for San Francisco?
Many photos you’ll see online might show California with year-round sunshine and warm weather. However, San Francisco is in Northern California, which actually gets quite chilly. Be prepared by packing pants and jumpers no matter if you book flights to San Francisco in winter or summer. Prepare for brisk weather, particularly in the evenings, but you’ll also want some lightweight clothes if you book tickets to San Francisco in summer. Bring along shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses for the warm and sunny days. A pair of comfortable shoes is another essential when you book airfare to San Francisco. There are several national parks within reach of San Francisco, and the city itself is home to steep hills that call for comfy footwear.
You’ll also need a plug adapter when you book return flights to San Francisco. American power points accept plug types A and B.
What’s on in San Francisco?
Cherry Blossom Festival
There’s a vibrant Japanese culture to uncover while holidaying on cheap flights to San Francisco. Head to Japantown during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival for a taste of Japanese American culture. The event takes place on two consecutive weekends in the spring and hosts a variety of Japanese activities. Listen to traditional music, watch performances, and taste Japanese dishes like tempura vegetables, fresh sushi, and chicken teriyaki. There’s also a parade to mark the end of the festival. Plan your flights to San Francisco for mid-April to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Book tickets to San Francisco for travel in early August to take part in the Outside Lands festival. It celebrates all different aspects to the San Francisco Bay Area. The festival is divided into unique areas, and each one focuses on a different aspect of what makes San Francisco so vibrant and exciting. Listen to live music in one, view art installations in another, and taste local food and wine in the next. Outside Lands is held in the sprawling Golden Gate Park and is one of SF’s most popular events.
Castro Street Fair
San Francisco is known around the world for its dynamic LGBTIQ+ culture, much of which is centred around the Castro District. See the Castro at its most lively by booking cheap flights to San Francisco for the Castro Street Fair in early October. The event was started by politician and LGBT activist Harvey Milk in 1974 and has since become a San Francisco institution. There’s a lot to see and do at the Castro Street Fair, including live music, vendors selling local products, DJs with dance stations, and food and drink stalls.
How much time should I spend in San Francisco?
Don’t miss out on any of the excitement in the Bay Area and book flights to San Francisco that has you in the city for between five to seven days. Base yourself in the city, and plan a day trip or two to the redwood forests and wine regions of Northern California. Browse Webjet’s cheap domestic flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) if you’re looking to extend your holiday. Fly south to take in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles or venture into the Pacific Northwest to explore Portland and Seattle.