HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in San Francisco also enquired about Orlando villas near Disney, apartments in New York City and Los Angeles apartments

Make a holiday rental apartment or accommodation in San Francisco your home away from home

Many of the main sights of San Francisco will be familiar to you, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, but there is so many things to do in San Francisco that it would take a whole San Francisco guide book to get anywhere close to listing all the attractions and entertainment possibilities. By taking self catering San Francisco accommodation you allow yourself the chance to mould your holiday into your perfect break.

Things to do in San Francisco

There are many fantastic San Francisco tours, taking in the cities main attractions, which are a great way to start your San Francisco holiday, getting to know a little about the city, get some great ideas for entertainment later on during your stay and generally relax after your flight. Boat rides and prison tours of the fearsome Alcatraz Island are fascinating and at times, inspiring.

The Golden Gate Bridge cannot be missed from San Francisco accommodation, but if you visit, the Presidio at the San Francisco end is a wonderful place to get a sense of scale, especially if you hire a windsurfer and sail underneath the vast, unyielding masterpiece of engineering. There are hundreds of impressive sights in the city, including the San Francisco Zoo, but some of the best, and least tourist orientated entertainment can be found in the San Francisco’s shopping streets. There is always plenty going on, especially in the Haight Street area, a neighbourhood made famous in the 60’s as a hippie hangout. Taking accommodation in San Francisco allows you to live the highlife, as some of the finest shopping can be found here, and there are plenty of fine San Francisco restaurants to choose from in the evening.

During those hot summer days on a San Francisco holiday, shopping and sightseeing can become an uncomfortable operation, but don’t despair, San Francisco Bay is lined with some delightful beaches. The water is not particularly hot in San Francisco Bay, and the majority of those in the water wear wetsuits. Aquatic Park Beach is right at the heart of the city, but venture a little further from your accommodation in San Francisco centre, Ocean Beach and Baker Beach are perfect for relaxing on the beach, windsurfing, sailing or kite-boarding.

Places to holiday in San Francisco

If you travel from San Francisco, the vineyards of the Napa Valley can be reached within half an hour, placing wine connoisseurs and those who enjoy a glass of fine wine to visit, tour and investigate many of the most famous California vineyards. It is always great fun testing a range of vintages, and select the perfect bottle for your trip, and the perfect one to sip on the balcony of your San Francisco apartment in the evening, looking over the bay.

Another wonderful day trip you can take from accommodation in San Francisco goes to the stunningly beautiful Yosemite National Park, a stunning wilderness park, home to some of North America’s most magnificent creatures.

Weather in San Francisco

Average temperatures for the year in San Francisco remain around 14?C. In summer, temperatures rise to average around 20?C, with daily peaks of around 25?C, perfect for talking to the busy streets of San Francisco, shopping, eating or enjoying the entertainment. In winter, average temperatures remain around 9?C, but it is advisable to take a jumper to your San Francisco accommodation.

Flights to San Francisco

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both provide regular, direct and cheap flights to San Francisco from London. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located just outside the city, but transport networks are excellent, meaning you hardly have to travel to San Francisco from the airport.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (7 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Apartment #501696vb
    7
    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (163 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Castle #159988vb
      163
      Viewed 159 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (147 reviews)
        avg/night
        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Studio #297503
        147
        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (34 reviews)
          avg/night
          • Studio
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Studio #400147vb
          34
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (17 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Apartment #485397vb
            17
            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (78 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #387621vb
              78
              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (83 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #477927vb
                83
                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (106 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Condo #602949vb
                  106
                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (98 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #237768vb
                    98
                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (59 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Studio #574068vb
                      59
                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (16 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #892499vb
                        16
                        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (18 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #4247494
                          18
                          Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (64 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Apartment #604741vb
                            64
                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                              Good! 3.9/5
                              (41 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #328492
                              41
                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (89 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Townhome #317791vb
                                89
                                Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (54 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #3975408
                                  54
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                    (26 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #684967vb
                                    26
                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Condo #688793vb
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (10 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Condo #421110vb
                                        10
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (37 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #613887vb
                                          37
                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (100 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #392070vb
                                            100
                                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (54 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Condo #3790290
                                              54
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #806737vb
                                                4
                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (188 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #192371
                                                  188
                                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (56 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Apartment #723007vb
                                                    56
                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Studio #666069vb
                                                      13
                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #197715vb
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (37 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #683799vb
                                                          37
                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (62 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #943080
                                                            62
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (99 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #430367vb
                                                              99
                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (61 reviews)
                                                                View details for price
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #437751vb
                                                                61
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (51 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Chateau / Country House #3721113
                                                                  51
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (27 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #816550vb
                                                                    27
                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (33 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #834413vb
                                                                      33
                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #644224vb
                                                                        18
                                                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (24 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Apartment #841674vb
                                                                          24
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (115 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Apartment #3492699
                                                                            115
                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #4238571
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Apartment #3806845
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (20 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 1
                                                                                  House #213220vb
                                                                                  20
                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (67 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #453418vb
                                                                                    67
                                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #864899vb
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #899018vb
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (22 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #813789vb
                                                                                          22
                                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (80 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Condo #187596
                                                                                            80
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (80 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Condo #70371vb
                                                                                              80
                                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (35 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #737246vb
                                                                                                35
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (49 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #664695vb
                                                                                                  49
                                                                                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (32 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Townhome #815714vb
                                                                                                    32
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (32 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                      House #494402vb
                                                                                                      32
                                                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours