San Francisco Trip Advisor regulars and Destination Experts would love to help you plan a great vacation in SF. But before you post, please take a few minutes and read the answers to these TOP TEN QUESTIONS about  SAN FRANCISCO  or SF.

SFO refers to San Francisco International Airport, 13 miles south of SF. 

Before you read the TQs, have a look at what the local paper the SF Chronicle says are goofy things Visitors do in SF Click HERE 

Also most have heard about the Fog which is around in Summer.  Please check this video about the rolling fog on the website Vimeo by Simon Christen that was discovered by TA Regular Chinita.    

 

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When should visitors come to  SF ?   Weather and Conventions Calendar

Where should visitors stay ?  Advisory on Vacation rentals  (be careful if you rent less than 30 days) 

Why NOT have a car in SF ?  How to get around SF on MUNI?

What to do and see in SF ?

Got Kids ?  

Food and Bars ?

Shopping ?

Layover at SFO ? 

  

When should visitors come to SF ?

Pretty Much anytime is a good time to visit SF.  However, the SF Travel calendar has info on events that could fill up SF Hotels. You may want to use that as a gauge as prices do go up during these events and conventions  (look at the Total Attendance)

Here is the link to  SF Events Calendar

When is the best time to visit in terms of weather? 

 

Where should visitors stay in SF ? 

Most regulars and Experts suggest you stay in SF to see SF.  Here are a few links to help you decide where to stay.  

There are 4 main areas. Union Square,  Fisherman's Wharf , Embarcadero and the Lombard Street Area (Motels with parking included)

Here is a map displaying the hotels and their locations  

Why stay IN SF to see SF?

Stay in Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf?

Comparing Embarcadero or Union Square 

Budget Hotels 

Hostels in SF. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

Hotels with Suites or for hotels for families of 5  

 

VACATION RENTALS IN SF   (PLEASE READ BEFORE RENTING)

2014 ADVISORY -- READ PLEASE BEFORE RENTING IN SAN FRANCISCO 

What area should visitors look at Vacation Rentals in?  

What are the various vacation rental neighborhoods ? 

July 2014 update on vacation rentals 

What taxes do I pay on my hotel room ?

 

Why not have a car in SF ? What Transit Options are there ?

Why not have a car in SF ? Advice on renting a car for US and out of country residents 

SF Transit Info: BART to get to SF and MUNI inside SF   Covers  SF MUNI Visitor Passports for travel within SF

How to get from SFO to Union Square or Downtown SF or Nob Hill?

How to get from SFO to Fisherman's Wharf? 

How do visitors pay toll if they drive a rental over the Golden Gate Brige into SF ?

Using MUNI for travelers with disabilities -- Advice for a TA member for folks with Wheelchairs and Scooters

 

What to do and see in SF ? 

3 day Itinerary in San Francisco 

What visitors love about San Francisco?

Alcatraz When to book and which tour?

How do visitors  bike the Golden Gate Bridge?

San Francisco with kids 

Baseball SF Giants and Oakland A's

SF off the beaten track a list culled from discussions with  locals and frequent visitors 

San Francisco and Bay Area Museums 

Lombard Street (crooked part)  Cars banned on Certain Weekends -- Summer 2014  

 

7x7.com has a list of what to do and see and where to eat in SF. Thanks to DE sfimporter, here is the link. 

http://www.7x7.com/fitness-outdoors/v...

 

How should visitors see San Francisco ? MUNI or Guided Tours or Hop On/Off ?

Using MUNI from Union Square to the Attractions

Using MUNI from Fisherman's Wharf to the Attractions

What are the other Tour Options for Guided Tours, Hop On Hop Off, walking tours?

 

Got Food ? How about bars?

Seafood Restaurant Suggestions?

Chinese Food including DimSum?

Breakfast around Union Square?

Nightlife in SF.  Clubs and Bars

Eating in the Mission District 

Local Brewpubs and Breweries 

Bars on a weekday Mission or North Beach  

Italian Restaurants in San Francisco 

Quirky/Unusual Restaurants in San Francisco

Romantic Restaurants in SF 

 The SF chronicle bargain bites list is here.  http://www.sfgate.com/bargainbites2013/

Vegan Restaurants in San Francisco and a map of Veg and Vegan places in SF 

A list of bars if people want to bar hop in the various neighborhoods thanks to SFFUNCHEAP 

Outdoor Bars many in SF, some around the Bay Area 

A discussion about Sandwiches 

 

Where should visitors shop? 

Shopping in SF

Neighborhood shopping in San Francisco 

What to do and see with Kids ? 

What to do with kids?

 

Layover at SFO ? What to do ? 

What to do with a long layover at SFO (San Francisco International Airport) ?

 

Summer in SF.  When are the street fairs ?

This article can help