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San Francisco is a little odd – but let’s face it, that’s all part of its charm. It’s got the twistiest street in the world, its own resident sea lion colony and a former prison flocked by tourists. You can have a very fun holiday here – whether you’re with family or friends, or going alone, on your first visit or your fifth.
San Francisco is one of California’s most visited cities. It’s permissive, relaxed and has great sights. This brilliant city is very walkable – but it’s more fun to take the cable car – especially over the infamous hills. You could stay on Nob Hill or Russian Hill to be near Lombard Street, famously known as the world’s crookedest street.
From here you can easily head down to the seafront for a stroll on the popular Fisherman’s Wharf – a place where you can buy crab chowder to go and watch the sea lions that have taken up residence on its docks. San Francisco’s enormous, longstanding Chinatown is one of the most established neighbourhoods in the city. Roam around, then settle down for dim sum, picking your dishes from a roving push cart.
Whether you want to organise a last-minute city break, or the holiday of a lifetime, it starts when you book your British Airways flight. Add a hotel in the city – and a car for exploring beyond the bay; and before you know it, you’ll be navigating San Fran like a local. Check out our holiday packages and prepare to start feeling San Franciscan.
San Francisco might be one of the richest cities in America, but you don’t have to shell out to stay here. Use our handy budget planner to pick the right San Francisco hotel and Bay Area activities for you.
São Francisco tem várias opções de restaurantes a preços acessíveis. Os cafés e cafetarias estão entre os locais onde vai encontrar refeições em conta – conheça o Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers na Post Street, que dizem que serve o melhor hambúrguer de queijo a cidade.
Apanhe o autocarro 39 de Washington Square até Coit Tower (uma torre de pedra branca de 67 metros, que pode ser avistada de vários locais na cidade) e caminhe até Telegraph Hill – de volta à região em frente ao mar.
Check into Hotel Zoe near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, near many of the city’s top sights. It’s a smart hotel with a nice lobby, and charming fire pits in the backyard mean that you can spend the evenings socialising after sightseeing.Reserve uma estadia
Almoce na região de Chinatown – os melhores restaurantes incluem o Bung Shanghai na Jackson Street e Hong Kong Clay Pot na Grant Avenue, cuja especialidade da casa são pratos cozinhados em panelas de barro.
Walk from Chinatown to Mason Street and visit the Cable Car museum, around a ten-minute walk. This free museum gives you the history, and has some fine examples, of San Francisco’s cable car.
Está à procura de algo especial? Fique hospedado no The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Situado num magnífico edifício, este hotel de cinco estrelas tem uma excelente localização, ideal para conhecer São Francisco.Reserve uma estadia
Reserve uma mesa no Commis, Oakland. Com duas estrelas Michelin, o chefe deste restaurante, que uma mistura dos sabores da Califórnia e da Tailândia, agitou a cena gastronómica local. Não é fácil conseguir reservar uma mesa, mas vale muito a pena tentar.
Depois do jantar, regresse à área de Nob Hill e divirta-se no bar Top of the Mark, no hotel Mark Hopkins Hotel – este icónico bar tem vistas incríveis de São Francisco.
San Francisco is perfectly located for exploring California’s best bits: Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, San Jose and Big Sur. They’re all nearby – so, it’s time for a road trip. Add car hire to your flight with British Airways – with 24-hour support, multiple drop-off points and no hidden costs, it’s the easiest way to get the holiday you want.
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Todas as despesas obrigatórias estão incluídas. Além disso, os membros do Executive Club acumulam Avios em todos os alugueres.
The public plaza Union Square is in the midst of downtown San Francisco’s upmarket department stores. It’s busy and bustling – but first-time visitors are often taken aback by the homeless population in the area. There are heaps of hotels around that capitalise on the abundance of sights and shops in the district, such as Hilton Union Square. Nearby you’ll find Neiman Marcus and Barneys, plus museums like the Museum of Ice Cream – pure Instagrammer bait – and the longer-established San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
San Francisco’s touristy waterfront is a pleasure to visit. Fisherman’s Wharf encompasses much of the waterfront – including Pier 39, an area that’s great for shopping, strolling and watching sea lions sunbathing on the platforms below the pier. From Fisherman’s Wharf you can get a ferry over to Alcatraz, viewable across the bay, or Angell Island. Stay at Hotel Zephyr in the area so you can fully explore the popular surrounding restaurants: eat crab chowder on the pier or chow down on chocolate at Ghirardelli Square.
Nob Hill is where you’ll see historic buildings and experience traditionally ‘classy’ San Francisco: think swanky cocktail lounges, upmarket restaurants and hotels like the Fairmont. Go to the beautiful Huntington Park (don’t miss its replica of Rome’s Fountain of the Tortoises), and The Masonic, an iconic concert venue that is a wonderful example of mid-century architecture. The free Cable Car Museum is also nearby, where you can see some of San Francisco’s colourful retired trolleys.
Head south from Union Square and you’ll reach SoMa. ‘South of the Market’ is all converted warehouses and gritty regeneration. It spans a large area that includes the Civic Center, the Yerba Buena gardens, and, on the eastern edge, Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants – the area’s beloved baseball team. Stay at the three-star Cova Hotel near Union Square and Little Saigon.
Downtown San Francisco, with its earthquake-proofed skyscrapers (such as the striking Transamerica Pyramid), is known simultaneously as the Financial District and Downtown. Chinatown nudges this area from the north west, and the Ferry Building sits to the east on the waterfront. It’s a pretty building that holds a farmers’ market. Read more about San Francisco’s neighbourhoods.
Whatever type of San Francisco holiday you are looking for, you’ll discover lots of places to go and things to see. Here are our top five suggestions of things to keep you busy:
With more than 3,400 restaurants in the area, you won’t be short of places to satisfy your appetite, whatever type of food you prefer. Here are some of our ideas from in-the-know locals:
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Transforme uma viagem incrível numa aventura épica com as nossas férias com vários destinos, que permitem combinar vários lugares e visitar não apenas uma, mas duas, três ou até mesmo quatro cidades. Reserve os voos, hotéis e aluguer de carro em conjunto – é fácil e pode alugar um carro num local e devolvê-lo noutro ao reservar com a Avis. Voamos diretamente ente Londres e cinco destinos na Califórnia, incluindo São Francisco e Oakland, San José, São Diego e Los Angeles.Personalize a sua viagem
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