San Francisco is situated along the San Francisco Bay where fog often rolls in from the water. This Northern California city is known for its steep hills, cultural diversity and many tourist attractions that lure vacationers from around the world. Consider these vacation rental options when planning your stay in San Francisco.

Top vacation rentals in San Francisco

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Outstanding(83 Reviews)
Entire apartment
5 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
Mod chairs looking to garden -great place to read or meditateBuilt in desk TV, refrigerator, microwave , Keurigvery comfortable queen size bedPrivacy/black out drapeLarge new bathroomLarge new showerback yard view from your suite
Outstanding(77 Reviews)
Pacific Heights Victorian Garden Bedroom & Private Bathroom
Entire house
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
Fabulous apartment near Seacliff & Presidio: Old world charms w modern comfortsDining roomLiving roomLiving roomPrivate kitchenKitchenFully equipped kitchen with Instant PotPrivate kitchen1st Bedroom1st Bedroom2nd Bedroom2nd bedroom showing door leading to the 3rd bedroom3rd Bedroom3rd bedroom taken from the 2nd bedroom, showing work spaceFull bathHalf bathShared laundry room with washer and dryerExternal view of building. The VRBO apartment is located on the 2nd floor.Side view of the apartment (2nd Floor) and the garage downstairsPartial view of Golden Gate BridgeWalking distance to Baker Beach and Golden Gate BridgeHallwayBackyard viewFloor planEntrance hallHair dryer, T3 singlepass ceramic, makeup pads, q-tips, etc.One of the many happy guest messagesWalker's paradiseClose to all SF attractionsFast Internet WiFi speed
Outstanding(66 Reviews)
1400sf, garage, full kitchen, washer/dryer, trails & beaches, Netflix, WiFi
Entire apartment
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
Ocean views from the balcony.Views of the ocean from the mushroom's cap.Balcony2nd floor master bedroom with bedside ocean viewsRoomRoomBathroomAl fresco dining in the brand new garden pergola.Property groundsOn the walk down to Bolinas beach.View from the balconySeals in the lagoonProperty groundsThe Bolinas LagoonSauna
Outstanding(67 Reviews)
Iconic Mushroom House, Dramatic Ocean View Getaway + Walk to Beach
Entire house
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet

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Dining room Chef's kitchen has plenty of counter space, top appliances, and tons of storageKitchen equipped with 6 burner gas stove, oven, and convection microwaveAl fresco dining space on the back deck - 72 inch dining table Comfy sectional for relaxing by the fire pit seats up to 8 adults comfortablyMaster bedroom Master Bathroom with double vanities, rain and hand held shower heads2nd Bedroom with queen size bed2nd bathroom with soaking tub and shower 2nd bathroom vanity with extra storage3rd bedroom set up as a study; the sofa folds out into a comfy queen size bedPut your feet up and watch the game or enjoy a movie on the 55 inch screenFront entry at nightView from  the back deck late in the dayBack deck after a rain 
Deck as sunset approachesSunset sky from the back deck
Outstanding(64 Reviews)
Marin county magic, close to downtown, biking, sailing, and the wine country!
Entire house
7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Ski in / Ski out · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette
BalconyLiving room opens to ping pong, french doors open to outside dining areaLiving Room with gas fireplace, large flat screen/DVD on left (not pictured)Kitchen, opens to outdoor covered dining areaUpstairs king bed and sunny deck with TV/DVD player and view of the surfQueen bed with TV/DVD player, french doors open to garden, hammock and hot tubQueen bed with TV/DVD player, french doors open to garden, hammock and hot tubBunk room with board games, TV/DVD and Nintendo game systemLiving room, looking toward TV room and kitchen46" Flat screen, blue ray DVD player with three reclining leather theater chairsLooking toward family room/dining area from TV roomOne of two full bathrooms with tub/shower comboBalconyBalconyBalconyBalconyBalconyBBQ IslandUpper Deck with ocean viewsTwin Eagles 42" Gas BBQ GrillTwin Eagles 42" Gas BBQ GrillProperty groundsProperty grounds
Outstanding(61 Reviews)
Comfortable Family Beach House, Steps from the Beach
Entire house
8 guests · 4 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
gas fireplace built in TV with surround sound King Size Bed Dining overlooking ancient Olive Tree and city light Sitting room and dressing room Pantry with microwave, Keurig coffee makermini refrigerator Marble bathroom -Rain shower head
Outstanding(65 Reviews)
Chic Pacific Heights Jr. Studio
Entire house
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
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Outstanding(62 Reviews)
Sparkling Clean Newly Built Luxury Ocean View 5 BR/3 BA Near SF/SFO+Free Parking
Entire house
25 guests · 5 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet
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San Francisco travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect San Francisco vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in San Francisco, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to know before visiting San Francisco, CA?

Before visiting San Francisco, visitors should be aware of the city's hilly terrain, foggy summers, and vibrant culture. It's a great destination for sightseeing, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your trip:

  • San Francisco is a very walkable city, so wear comfortable shoes and plan to take plenty of breaks.
  • Public transportation is available, and the city is surrounded by scenic highways for road trips.
  • Be mindful of the city's homeless population and keep your belongings secure.

What are the top things to do in San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco is often the home of popular attractions that appeal to a wide variety of tourists. Below are some of the top things to do in San Francisco, CA:

  • Visit the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a tour of Alcatraz Island
  • Explore Chinatown
  • Visit Fisherman's Wharf

Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, or relaxation, there is something for everyone in this beautiful city. From taking a leisurely stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge to visiting the infamous Alcatraz Island, San Francisco is sure to make any traveler’s experience unforgettable.

What are some can't-miss attractions in San Francisco?

  • The Golden Gate Bridge - The reddish-orange Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic landmark. It opened in 1937 and stretches nearly two miles across the bay. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars cross the bridge for picturesque views.
  • Fisherman's Wharf - This popular spot for locals and visitors alike is filled with restaurants and bars, sea lions, streetcars, fishing boats, and more.
  • Golden Gate Park - One of the largest city parks in the world, Golden Gate Park covers 1,017 acres along the western edge of San Francisco. It houses gardens, picnic areas, museums, and sports facilities.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in San Francisco, CA.?

San Francisco, CA is a city full of history and culture. Here are four must-see attractions to visit:

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Chinatown

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States, and a visit to Alcatraz Island will give you a unique glimpse into the city's past. Fisherman's Wharf is a great place to eat seafood, shop, and take in the views of the bay. Chinatown is a vibrant area full of culture, shopping, and delicious food. Visiting these attractions will give you an unforgettable experience in San Francisco.

How can I get around in San Francisco, CA?

  • Public transportation is a great way to get around San Francisco, CA. The BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system is an underground rail system that connects the city to other cities in the Bay Area.
  • Another convenient option for getting around San Francisco is to take a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. These services allow for quick, efficient pickups at any location.
  • For those who prefer to explore San Francisco on foot, the city is filled with pedestrian-friendly streets and pathways, so it's easy to explore the city on foot.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco, CA offers a variety of affordable accommodation options for those travelling on a budget. Below are some of the top choices:

  • Hotel Zephyr – Located in Fisherman’s Wharf, this hotel offers great views of the bay, free Wi-Fi and a variety of amenities.
  • Laurel Inn – This Union Street hotel offers comfortable rooms and complimentary breakfast.
  • Parker Guest House– This cozy bed and breakfast offers a comfortable stay at a great price.
  • The Orchard Hotel – Located in the SoMa district, this hotel offers modern amenities and easy access to public transportation.

What is the culture like in San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco is known for being one of the most progressive, diverse and innovative cities in the United States. The city has a unique and vibrant culture, with influences from all over the world that are reflected in the city’s food, art, music, and nightlife. Here are five aspects of the culture of San Francisco:

  • Inclusivity: San Francisco has always been a city of immigrants, and welcomes people from all walks of life. It’s one of the most progressive cities in the country and continues to be a refuge for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Creativity: San Francisco has a thriving art and music scene, as well as many independent fashion designers and makers. The area is also home to some of the world’s most innovative technology companies.
  • Diversity: San Francisco is home to many different ethnicities, cultures and languages. Residents come from all over the world, and the city is known for its diversity.
  • Food: San Francisco’s food culture has been influenced by its diverse population. The city has some of the best restaurants in the world and some of the most unique street food.
  • Outdoor activities: San Francisco is surrounded by water, and there are many outdoor activities available. From trails to beaches, the city offers something for everyone.

Is San Francisco, CA safe to travel to?

San Francisco, CA is a relatively safe city to travel to. Here are a few bullet points about safety in the city:

  • The overall crime rate is lower than the national average
  • Use caution in tourist areas and at night, as pickpocketing and petty theft are common
  • Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity to the police

What are the popular shopping destinations in San Francisco, CA?

  • Union Square: One of the biggest shopping destinations in San Francisco, with over 500 stores and restaurants.
  • Ferry Building Marketplace: A must-visit for foodies, the marketplace is home to delicious eateries and specialty shops.
  • Westfield San Francisco Centre: With over 170 stores, this shopping mall is great for fashionistas and bargain hunters.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in San Francisco, CA?

  • Fisherman's Wharf: A popular tourist destination featuring iconic seafood restaurants, scenic views, and plenty of shops for souvenirs.
  • Chinatown: A vibrant cultural hotspot with a range of restaurants, markets, and shops selling traditional goods and souvenirs.
  • Mission District: Home to colorful murals and a range of unique boutiques, cafes, and bars, the Mission District is a popular destination for visitors.

Where is San Francisco, CA?

San Francisco, CA is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the West Coast of the United States. It is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and is the 4th most populous city in California. With a population of over 805,000 people, San Francisco is known for its:

  • Hills
  • Bridges
  • Fog
  • Iconic Golden Gate Bridge

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in San Francisco, CA?

  • High-Speed Internet: Many San Francisco vacation rentals offer high-speed internet to their guests, allowing them to stay connected while they explore the city.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen: A fully equipped kitchen is one of the most popular amenities in San Francisco vacation rentals. Guests can prepare meals in the comfort of their own home away from home.
  • On-Site Laundry Facilities: Another popular vacation rental amenity is on-site laundry facilities. This allows guests to easily keep their clothes clean during their stay.
  • Parking: Vacation rentals in San Francisco often come with parking. This can be a great convenience for guests who are visiting the city in their own vehicle.
  • Balcony/Patio: Many San Francisco vacation rentals feature balconies or patios, allowing guests to enjoy the city skyline and beautiful views.

What is the price range for rentals in San Francisco?

Vacation rentals in San Francisco have a price range between $39-$10,000. The average price for rentals in San Francisco is $201 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in San Francisco?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Pets allowed

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