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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco 94102

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (7,537 reviews)

Iconic, AAA 4-Diamond hotel a few steps from Union Square, Cable Car station, theatre district, BART, Chinatown, SFMOMA, an …

€257
Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel
Park Central Hotel San Francisco, a Starwood Hotel

50 3rd St, San Francisco 94103

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (6,836 reviews)

Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), Park Central Hotel San Francisco (formerly Westin Market Street) …

€136
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

2500 Mason St, San Francisco 94133

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (4,678 reviews)

This smoke-free San Francisco Sheraton is within 2 blocks of the cable car turnaround and Pier 39, 5 blocks from Ghirardell …

€186
The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square
The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

335 Powell Street, San Francisco 94102

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (4,282 reviews)

This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop righ …

€279
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf

1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 94133

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (4,345 reviews)

Located just 1 mile from Union Square, this Holiday Inn is within 2 blocks of Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square.

€173
San Remo Hotel
San Remo Hotel

2237 Mason Street, San Francisco 94133

2.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,146 reviews)

Located in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, San Remo Hotel is just 5 blocks from the steaming sourdough chowder bowl …

€120
Axiom Hotel San Francisco
Axiom Hotel San Francisco

28 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco 94102

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (170 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Westfield San Francisco Center Shopping Mal …

€196
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame 94010

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (3,076 reviews)

Overlooking the water, Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront places guests 4 miles (6.4 km) south of San Francisco …

€162
Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer
Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

417 Stockton St, San Francisco 94108

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,939 reviews)

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this boutique inn is within a 10-minute walk of Union Square and Westfield San …

€203
Villa Florence
Villa Florence

225 Powell St, San Francisco 94102

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (2,955 reviews)

Infused with the spirit of Italy, this romantic downtown San Francisco retreat is on the Powell Street cable car line, less …

€213
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Pocket Guide: San Francisco

Home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the original setting for what would become known as the Summer of Love, San Francisco's many associations with popular culture are hard to ignore. This former Gold Rush town, now California's fourth largest city, is laden with famous locations and movie imagery. Whether the city brings to mind Steve McQueen racing around the famous cityscape in 'Bullitt', or Clint Eastwood planning his escape from the infamous Alcatraz, San Francisco is etched indelibly on every moviegoer's mind.

The City's Story

However, delve into San Francisco's history and you'll find that, unlike the movies, the city has a real story to tell. San Francisco's population exploded with the Gold Rush of the 1840s, making it the largest city on the West Coast during that era. Banks, merchants (including the now famous Ghriadelli chocolatier), and the arrival of the first transcontinental railroad, brought enough wealth to build churches, theatres, and the first cable cars. San Francisco flourished, becoming a beacon of culture and lavishness in the otherwise underdeveloped American West. Prosperity during this period led to the construction of the city's countless Victorian-style homes and buildings, which have become a contemporary attraction among tourists and locals alike.

San Francisco has often been referred to as a hub of liberal thinking and mixing of cultures; it's well known as the site of the Summer of Love and an early leader in the United States' gay rights movement. Almost 40 per cent of the city's population was born overseas, creating a diverse mixture of people and neighborhoods, including one of the largest Chinatowns in America, Little Italy, and the Latin America-flavored Mission District. The city saw an influx of writers and artists in the 1950s, hippies in the 1960s, and another financial boom in the 1990s with the advent of the Internet - all of which have made San Francisco a wealthy city with a high standard of living and a robust entertainment and arts scene.

Something for Everyone

San Francisco is home to many iconic sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the Coit Tower. Try a cruise for a great tour of the harbor or get a city pass to visit all the famous sights.

Numerous, undulating hills crisscrossed by cable cars are also characteristic of the city. A tight collection of distinct neighborhoods, San Francisco is easy to explore on foot (with a little help from the cable cars or a double-decker bus for the steeper hills). Find department-store shopping and entertainment in Union Square and the Financial District; souvenirs and tourists at Fisherman's Wharf; luxurious hotels and views on Nob and Russian Hill; and remnants of hippy bohemia in the Haight.

As the United States' second most densely populated (and highly visited) city, San Francisco offers new sights and treasures around every corner and something for almost every type of traveller.