Plan Your Trip
to San Francisco

From travel information about weather, safety, and navigating public transportation to deals and offers on attractions and hotels, this is the perfect place to start planning your trip to San Francisco.

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While planning your trip to San Francisco, remember that we never think three days are enough, and we know we are biased. You will also find tools to book attraction tickets, the best travel apps, maps and even aid in packing your bags. We start well before you hit our soil to welcome you to this amazing city. From all kinds of transportation suggestions, a night at the ballpark or ballet and the best places to eat in town, let our Plan Your Trip tools support an amazing experience. 

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28 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

Unforgettable San Francisco experiences run the gamut from iconic vistas to historic neighborhoods and delicious restaurants to must-see museums.

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San Francisco Festivals and Events in March

March is a great month to visit San Francisco. Here's why.


Ask for Help

San Francisco's Welcome Ambassadors are local experts who are here to make your visit easier. Keep an eye out for them in their signature orange jackets as you explore our most popular neighborhoods and attractions. They can help you with directions, restaurant recommendations, transit connections, and more!

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San Francisco Attraction Passes

Spend less and experience more of what San Francisco offers by purchasing tickets to local attractions from CityPASS and more.

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What to Pack When You Visit

Our weather includes micro climates and Karl the Fog. Here's what to pack, so you don't have to buy a sweatshirt down at Fishermans Wharf.

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Find a Hotel
in San Francisco

From luxurious hotels to affordable and boutique digs, discover your perfect place to stay in San Francisco.
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Discover San Francisco's Secrets

Explore Our Visitor's Guide

Check out our free San Francisco Traveler visitor's guide and learn how to explore San Francisco like a local.

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How Visitors See SF

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