Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Holidays in San Francisco

There is so much to do on holidays in San Francisco. See the eclectic sights of the city, explore the expansive Golden Gate Park or hire a car and drive along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.

Ride a historic cable car down to Fisherman’s Wharf. See the sea lions basking in the sunshine at Pier 39 or hear the infamous tales of Alcatraz on an unforgettable sightseeing tour. Head to the Latin infused Mission District for authentic Mexican bakeries and colourful markets, or stop for a Martini lunch in the Financial District. Our carefully selected hotels are located throughout the city and will provide the perfect base for your unforgettable San Francisco holiday.

Find your perfect San Francisco holiday


Luxury holidays in San Francisco can be spent shopping in designer boutiques around Union Square or relaxing with a sumptuous spa treatment. Unwind at Bliss, W San Francisco’s tranquil spa, or relax in a cabana on the outdoor terrace. Treat yourself to a sophisticated afternoon tea at the Fairmont San Francisco or sample the finest contemporary Californian cuisine at Taj Campton Place’s award-winning restaurant. Spend your evening at the San Francisco Ballet or sipping Champagne in the Financial District.


San Francisco offers a wide range of superb golf courses, from Presidio, with its fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Olympic Club – home to the 2012 US Open Championship. If you’re a keen golfer, drive to Pebble Beach Golf Links -  approximately two hours from the city. This world-famous course is renowned for its unforgettable design and unparalleled beauty. It hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliff side fairways and challenging, sloping greens.


Enjoy an exhilarating cable car ride down to Fisherman’s Wharf; it’s a must for first-time visits. Take a stroll along the waterfront before stopping for a late, lazy brunch. Spend the afternoon exploring Golden Gate Park, hire a rowboat at Stow Lake or stop for the perfect photo opportunity by the waterfall at Strawberry Hill. In the evening, have an unforgettable Champagne dinner, followed by a show in the theatre district. Or head to Ocean Beach at sunset for a romantic meal overlooking Seal Rocks.

History & Culture

Home to world-class arts and culture, San Francisco is renowned for its famous museums, opera, performing arts and vibrant art community. The Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art, while the Palace of Fine Arts and the surrounding tranquil lagoon are one of the most photographed spots in the city. The Hamon Observation Tower at De Young Museum offers a 360-degree view of San Francisco’s rolling hills, bay and world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.


Shop until you drop at Union Square; home to haute couture, department stores and almost every retail chain that you could think of. Or go to the opulent Westfield shopping centre, which is just a few blocks away. Chestnut Street is lined with sophisticated shops, beauty outlets and restaurants. Browse the one-off boutiques for that special San Francisco souvenir. Upper Haight still retains its hippie counterculture, while Hayes Valley is brimming with art galleries, outdoor cafes and trendy wine bars.

San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

High Life Magazine

San Francisco skyline.

High Life takes a nearly carbon-neutral break in the city that could teach the planet how to beat global warming.

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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