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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.

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                                                                                                      Fabulous in every way

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As I write we are just preparing to leave (so who knows, something non-fabulous could happen in the next 2 hours). John has a number of apartments in this building, I'm sure they are all in the same great condition as this one. Well decorated, obsessively clean, everything functioning as it should. Outstanding bedding and linens (which is a real test point for us). Since I worked some, including a two hour conference call, having the office in the back of the apartment looking out over the garden was a nice add. We were greeted by a wonderful spread of fruit, crackers, chips and wine. There are so many great restaurants that I did not cook (I usually do). But the kitchen is well equipped, ready to go. The location is great, very convenient to the major tourist attractions and especially to Moscone if you're in for a conference or show. 200 feet to Starbucks, a block and a half to Umbria, a great Italian restaurant where I got to use my Italian with the waiters. We walked 15 minutes to Cirque du Soleil at ATT Park, 7 minutes to Moscone and the Museum of Modern Art. 12 minutes to Union Square. There is a cab stand right around the corner, and you are 8 minute walk to the Bart station. When I booked, I was a little concerned about the proximity to the freeway entrance. And in fact the apartment is very close to the ramp and there is some road noise. But even though the bedroom faces the street, John has worked it to keep the noise to a minimum. My wife who is a fanatic about a quite room found it satisfactory. We don't know mutch about the relative safety of San Francisco neighborhoods, but we never felt any issue while we were here. We've stayed in a lot of Homeaway type properties. This is one of the excellent ones. We are thinking about returning with freinds, just because this is such a great place to stay in a great city.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2010