"Every man should be allowed to love two cities – his own and San Francisco," stated author Gene Fowler. San Francisco, also known as the City by the Bay, is a diverse, colorful, and intriguing destination luring visitors from all corners of the world with its beauty, culture, history and dynamic ambience. It is best known for its steep hills, beautiful panoramic vistas, and excellent cuisine. The eclectic mix of architecture, sandy beaches, ethnic and cultural diversity, and entertainment for all ages makes San Francisco a great choice for vacation.

Facts

Population

825,000

Currency

U. S. Dollar, $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Shops: 9a.m. - 9p.m. Banks: 9a.m. - 5p.m. Monday-Friday (Some are open half-days on Saturday) ATM: 24 hours

Newspapers

San Francisco Chronicle

Tourist information

Visitor Information Services 900 Market Street (Lower Level of Hallidie Plaza) Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09.00 to 17.00 Saturday-Sunday 09.00 to 15.00 +1 415 391 2000

Travel to San Francisco

Book your flights to San Francisco with Etihad Airways and get ready to experience an amazing city that is filled with museums, historic attractions, and sporting events. With marvellous beaches and great weather, San Francisco is a unique city that is full of things to see, do, and explore. You can also enjoy world-class performing arts and entertainment in this culturally rich city. There are many great places to shop and dine as well.

Top 5 Things To Do in San Francisco

  • Take a tour of Alcatraz, the famous ‘escape proof’ prison located in the San Francisco Bay
  • Explore Pier 39, a shopping centre with a carnival atmosphere, street performances, and rides
  • Visit the majestic and historical Golden Gate Bridge
  • Enjoy the local seaside culture at Fisherman's Wharf
  • Take in a show at one of San Francisco's many theatres and see shows by renowned performing arts companies

Plan Your San Francisco Holiday

San Francisco has events happening all year round, for example the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival in July, the Independent Film Festival in January, and Fleet Week in October. The peak time for tourism is during the spring and summer months of April through August, when the weather is warm and outdoor events like Opening Day on the Bay and the Sea Music Festival occur. There are also spectacular events in winter, including the Craft Festival and the Holiday Tree Lighting.

Finding flight deals to San Francisco is easy with Etihad Airway’s popular deals. During the winter months of November until February the weather is cool, so you will find less travellers and better deals on cheap hotels in San Francisco. However, if you plan to travel during the peak season, we recommend you reserve tickets to San Francisco several months in advance.

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