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Cheap holidays in San Francisco

There are so many exciting things to see and do on cheap holidays in San Francisco. Discover the diverse areas of this fascinating city and combine iconic sightseeing with days spent absorbing the stunning scenery.

Enjoy an exhilarating ride up and down the steep hills of San Francisco on a vintage tram. You may not feel as intrepid as the locals do, who literally hang off the sides. Book an experience in advance to avoid disappointment. The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and Alcatraz Tour is a fantastic choice for a first time visit. Stroll around the Golden Gate Park and stop at the De Young Museum and Academy of Sciences.

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Explore the best of San Francisco Bay on this great value, combined Alcatraz and sunset cruise tour. Start the afternoon with a trip to the notorious island prison of Alcatraz, before rounding it off in style with a relaxing cruise of the bay at sunset. This tour package includes guaranteed tickets and entry to the award-winning audio tour of the prison, as well as a hearty buffet and complimentary drink onboard the cruise.

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San Francisco CityPass

For the best deal in San Francisco, go for the CityPass. It includes tickets to world-renowned attractions, discounts and seven days' unlimited use of San Francisco's cable cars and Muni public transport. This is the best way for you to save time and money. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, contact and transportation information and insider tips. It's all you need to see the best of San Francisco.

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San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour

See the sights of San Francisco at your own pace. Enjoy the hop-on hop-off tour from the comfort of a double-decker bus. Complete with live narration, this is a fantastic and easy way to see all the sights of San Francisco over a two day period. Return ferry and admission to Alcatraz is included in the ticket price and your bus will conveniently drop you off right in front of the ferry landing. Here you can take the award-winning audio tour and learn about the infamous Alcatraz.

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Napa Valley Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

Visit some of Napa Valley's premier wineries on this premium, small group day trip from San Francisco. This tour, led by an expert guide, includes stops at four renowned wineries and the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely picnic at an exquisite European-style deli. Taste premier Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs and Pinot Noirs, as you wind your way through the Napa Valley in a luxury motor shuttle. The tour concludes with a scenic ferry cruise from Napa back to San Francisco.

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Whale Watching & Wildlife Eco Tour from San Francisco

Enjoy this incredible whale watching tour and catch sightings of these magnificent creatures. The Pacific Coast adjoining San Francisco and the picturesque Farallon Islands are known for their rich and diverse marine life. The California coastal waters off San Francisco have an annual whale migration, and from June to November you can sail in search of blue and humpback whales. From December to May, you'll have the chance to spot grey, sperm and killer whales.

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San Francisco weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 13°Jan
  • 15°Feb
  • 16°Mar
  • 17°Apr
  • 17°May
  • 19°Jun
  • 18°Jul
  • 18°Aug
  • 21°Sep
  • 20°Oct
  • 17°Nov
  • 14°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 119
  • 97
  • 79
  • 38
  • 18
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • 25
  • 64
  • 112
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6

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