San Francisco, United States Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Certainly one of the most beloved tourist cities in the world, everyone should try to visit San Francisco at least once in their life. Parts of the city feel almost like an amusement park, but there’s more to it than that.

Why Visit San Francisco

San Francisco Facts

Population 800,000
Area 4,200,000
Timezone UTC-8
Currency US dollar
Airports San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Where to eat and drink in San Francisco

Budget breakfastMost hostels include free breakfast, but few hotels do. Fast food options are cheapest otherwise.$6.00 - $9.00
Budget lunchThere's plenty of reasonable casual dining, even in the touristy areas, plus some interesting ethnic fast food.$8.00 - $13.00
Budget dinnerAssuming you want a sit-down meal, the city can be expensive unless you know where to go.$12.00 - $20.00
Beer (pint)Domestic brews can be reasonable, but imports are pricey.$6.00 - $9.00
Cocktails (glass)If you avoid nightclubs and hotel bars, cocktails are usually not outrageous.$7.00 - $12.00
Beer (retail can)Even though bars are fairly expensive, buying beer in local markets can be cheap.$2.00 - $2.00
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When to visit San Francisco

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

San Francisco Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:12am7:23pm
21 Jun5:48am8:35pm
21 Sep6:57am7:08pm
21 Dec7:21am5:54pm

Where to stay in San Francisco

San Francisco Hotel Seasons

San Francisco Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar55.00 - 110.00
starstarstarstarstar92.00 - 315.00
starstarstarstarstar180.00 - 350.00
starstarstarstarstar295.00 - 415.00
starstarstarstarstar560.00 - 720.00
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San Francisco Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed41.00 - 45.00

Getting around San Francisco

San Francisco Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from SFO airport to city center40.00 - 60.00
Suburban rail from SFO to city center9.00
Cable car ride7.00
3km taxi ride in San Francisco11.00 - 15.00
Public transit ride in San Francisco1.00 - 2.00
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Where to go before and after