San Francisco, California

Inspirato offerings in San Francisco include the elegant and historic Fairmont San Francisco, located on the iconic Nob Hill, close to Chinatown and the city’s cable car lines. Hotel Drisco offers boutique accommodations in charming Pacific Heights.

Two apartments at the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square—Ganache and Cocoa—feature views of the Russian Hill neighborhood and include a fireplace, kitchen, and soundproof windows.

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The City by the Bay

With its Victorian architecture, steep hills, and panoramic seascapes, San Francisco is one of the most enchanting cities in the United States. Stroll it’s 100+ distinctive neighborhoods to experience its magic close up, or see the sights from the classic, open-air cable cars of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Indulge in fresh seafood on Fisherman’s Wharf, spotting the area’s signature sea lions at Pier 39 along the way. Though the city evokes a bygone era with its heritage architecture, San Francisco is an undeniably modern metropolis, thanks to its proximity to the tech hub of Silicon Valley.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Average temperature
    67°F in summer; 55°F in winter
  • Average water temperature
    58°F
  • Population
    882,519
  • Car recommended?
    No

Destination Highlights


  • Alcatraz

    Perhaps the most famous prison in the world, "The Rock" draws thousands of visitors to its echoing corridors. Once home to notorious criminals, Alcatraz is filled with rich history, captivating stories, and urban legends.

  • Union Square District

    The highest concentration of fashion boutiques and art galleries in the city, the Union Square District is the place to shop. This urban park is surrounded by Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    Avoid the traffic and tolls of driving by cycling across one of the world’s most iconic bridges. Its 8,981-foot span—one of the longest in the world—takes from 10 to 25 minutes to cross, but the views are worth the effort.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your San Francisco Vacation

    San Francisco’s climate feels like a colder version of the Mediterranean, with its famed fog rolling in most mornings. Weather doesn’t tend to vary much from winter to summer—even the warmest months of the year are still relatively chilly sometimes thanks to the cold current that runs off the bay.

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Map of San Francisco

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