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Holiday In San Francisco

Do you dream of steep streets, world-class eats and living life like a local, wherever you go? In San Francisco, California, you’ll find a “Summer of Love” vibe year-round, plus some of the best food and sights in America (Mission-style burritos and the Golden Gate Bridge—need we say more?). It’s time to show your coworkers how it’s done with San Francisco holiday packages that are a real treat.

Things to Do in San Francisco

Want your San Francisco holiday to be a little bit creepy? (We’re talking ghosts and spirits creepy, not sinister clowns or anything.) Take a night tour of Alcatraz Island and see if you can keep your sanity as you visit the psych ward, hospital and sites off-limits to day tours. Perhaps you’ll hear the music of mobster Al Capone’s ghost—who knew mafia men had a hankering for banjo?

If you want the quintessential San Francisco holiday package, make sure to visit the Painted Ladies across from Alamo Square. These aren’t ladies of the night, but you will want to visit close to sunset, when the glow from the west contrasts perfectly with the downtown skyline—and the snaps will look the most stunning on your Instagram.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Hope you checked out the brilliant San Francisco car hire options from lastminute.com.au, because you’re gonna need a big trunk! A half mile north of the Painted Ladies you can get in touch with the city’s funky side at Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Street. Fill your arms and empty your bank account at the up-and-coming boutiques and art galleries as you walk north on Fillmore. If you’ve really got money to burn, roll with the tech execs in Union Square. The blocks around this well-known park are packed with luxury brands and upscale shopping. You may not be able to have breakfast directly at Tiffany’s, but you can get pretty close.

On San Francisco holidays, you can find almost anything for dinner, so your next stop involves some decision-making. North Beach is the undisputed king of Italian food, so if you can’t wait to stuff your face with gnocchi, spumoni or four different types of pizza crust, this is your place. Head to the renowned Chinatown, which is the largest outside Asia, for foods you didn’t even know you wanted: hot egg custard tarts and whole roasted duck, preferably served in an alleyway where pointing is your only communication tool.

Chinatown is certainly an adventure, but the true shenanigans of your California holiday have yet to begin. The huge South of Market (or more catchily phrased “SoMa”) neighbourhood has something for everyone—literally. Catch throwback hip-hop acts, top international DJs or goth and industrial music, because even the darkest souls sometimes just need to dance it out.

What’s Next?

Throw on some Grateful Dead, dig out your favorite sweater, and create your best holiday with one of lastminute.com.au’s San Francisco packages. Mix and match airfares and accommodation until you find your dream getaway. Then say goodbye to your flatmate’s snoring and hello to nights that may be entirely sleepless—in the best way.

Hotels in San Francisco

It won't take you long to reserve an awesome San Francisco hotel. There are more than 235 accommodations currently on lastminute.com.au.

Thankfully, there's a room for you in San Francisco. For a place that won't burn a hole in your wallet, take a look at the Wharf Inn (2601 Mason St) or the Marina Motel (2576 Lombard Street). Or maybe you'd rather live like royalty at the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square? The St. Regis San Francisco is one more popular choice for those who relish life's finer things.

With an attraction like the University of San Francisco, it's little surprise you're keen to check out San Francisco. Why not squeeze the most out of this world-renowned icon and stay close by? The Monte Cristo Inn and the Laurel Inn, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel are both within walking distance.


Guide to Exploring San Francisco


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Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
4.0 out of 5.0 250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
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5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This hotel was in a great location, very central to all we needed. Walking distance to Pier 39 with buses & tours right outside door. Supermarket just a few doors down and many restaurants & shops very close. Excellent hotel inside. Clean, warm & comfortable. Great outdoor area. Modern hotel with ...

Reviewed on 29 May 2017
With a stay at Hotel Zephyr San Francisco in San Francisco (North Beach), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Pier 39 and 11 minutes by foot from Ghirardelli ...
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4.0 out of 5.0 750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
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AU$178
4.3/5 (3 reviews)

This hotel was very comfortable and located right on the edge of Chinatown, so great location for reasonably priced meals. Also walking distance to little Italy. Even though it's common in San Francisco and NYC not to provide a small fridge in hotel rooms, we found it annoying not having one.

Reviewed on 29 May 2017
A stay at Hilton San Francisco Financial District places you in the heart of San Francisco, within a 5-minute drive of Ferry Building and Pier 39.
Hotel Whitcomb
Hotel Whitcomb
3.5 out of 5.0 1231 Market St, San Francisco, CA
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3.5/5 (2 reviews)

Really comfy fluffy new beds! Hotel currently being renovated however great location & price.

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2019
With a stay at Hotel Whitcomb, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, steps from Orpheum Theater and 8 minutes by foot from San Francisco City Hall.
Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf
Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf
3.5 out of 5.0 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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Located in San Francisco (North Beach), Hotel Caza Fisherman’s Wharf is within a 10-minute walk of Ghirardelli Square and San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf
4.0 out of 5.0 2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA
AU$300
Located in San Francisco (North Beach), Hotel Riu Plaza Fisherman's Wharf is within a 10-minute walk of Aquarium of the Bay and Pier 39.
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square
4.0 out of 5.0 345 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA
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With a stay at Grand Hyatt San Francisco Union Square, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, steps from Union Square and 9 minutes by foot from San Francisco ...
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