Top Things to See and Do
Golden Gate Bridge
Cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge, which was opened in 1937 and is now one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Also check out Vista Point for some of the best views of this iconic structure.
Take a ride on the city's world renowned Cable Cars, a national historic landmark. They can take you to several points of interest throughout the city, including Union Square, the heart of the city.
Dolores Park has something for everyone, from street ball and tennis to the Mayan-pyramid playground. Political protests and other favourite local sports happen year-round, and there are free movie nights and mime troupe performances in summer.
Tour the most famous prison in the world, now a National Park and see where well-known convicts lived such as Al Capone. A visit to this historic and eerie location is a must.
A stand out from the San Francisco skyline is the iconic Coit Tower with stunning views of San Francisco and 360 degree views of downtown. As well as the 1930s wraparound murals that has now become a national landmark.
California Academy of Sciences
One of the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens. The research institute houses an aquarium, planetarium, a four storey rainforest and a natural history museum.
Tasting clam chowder and sourdough bread bowls is a must when visiting Fisherman's Wharf. Check out the waterfront market and the dozen of sea lions basking in the sun.
From the famous zig-zaging Lombard Street to the groovy Haight Street you will find a collection of iconic streets and neighbourhoods to explore in San Francisco.
Golden Gate Park
The park is filled with flora from around the world and extraordinary sights including the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden
Last Updated: 03 April 2018
All travellers to the USA must carry a machine readable passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure. Travel advice is available from the New Zealand Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at www.safetravel.govt.nz
All travellers to the USA are required to obtain the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to travel, see www.cbp.gov/esta for more details.
GETTING AROUND by Car
Take the time to explore and discover as you make your way around the USA. Driving is on the right hand side of the road. Talk to your Travel Consultant for details about US Rental Car or Motorhome Hire.
The US Dollar (USD) is the official unit of currency in the USA
In the USA Tipping is expected in restaurants, bars and taxis (15-20% of the bill) as well as for hotel porters (USD1 per bag) and tour guides (10% of the tour price)
110V 60Hz. Two flat pin plug. (An adapter is required)
Many properties charge a Daily Resort Fee. This is a compulsory fee, payable direct to the property, covering a variety of inclusions. Fees and inclusions are always subject to change.
Last Updated: 15 May 2018
Weather & Events/Public Holidays
July is the hottest month in San Francisco with an average temperature of 14C and the coldest is January at 10C with the most daily sunshine hours at 14 in July. The wettest month is January with an average of 119mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 15C.
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr Day (Third Monday in Jan)
President's Day (Third Monday in Feb)
Easter (in March or April)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Labour Day (First Monday in Sep)
Columbus Day (Second Monday in Oct)
Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in Nov)