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Holiday In San Francisco

Do you dream of steep streets, world-class eats and living life like a local, wherever you go?

In San Francisco, California, you’ll find a “Summer of Love” vibe year-round, plus some of the best food and sights in America (Mission-style burritos and the Golden Gate Bridge—need we say more?). It’s time to show your coworkers how it’s done with San Francisco holiday packages that are a real treat.

Things to Do in San Francisco

Want your San Francisco holiday to be a little bit creepy? (We’re talking ghosts and spirits creepy, not sinister clowns or anything.) Take a night tour of Alcatraz Island and see if you can keep your sanity as you visit the psych ward, hospital and sites off-limits to day tours. Perhaps you’ll hear the music of mobster Al Capone’s ghost—who knew mafia men had a hankering for banjo?

If you want the quintessential San Francisco holiday package, make sure to visit the Painted Ladies across from Alamo Square. These aren’t ladies of the night, but you will want to visit close to sunset, when the glow from the west contrasts perfectly with the downtown skyline—and the snaps will look the most stunning on your Instagram.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Hope you checked out the brilliant San Francisco car hire options from lastminute.co.nz, because you’re gonna need a big trunk! A half mile north of the Painted Ladies you can get in touch with the city’s funky side at Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Street. Fill your arms and empty your bank account at the up-and-coming boutiques and art galleries as you walk north on Fillmore. If you’ve really got money to burn, roll with the tech execs in Union Square. The blocks around this well-known park are packed with luxury brands and upscale shopping. You may not be able to have breakfast directly at Tiffany’s, but you can get pretty close.

On San Francisco holidays, you can find almost anything for dinner, so your next stop involves some decision-making. North Beach is the undisputed king of Italian food, so if you can’t wait to stuff your face with gnocchi, spumoni or four different types of pizza crust, this is your place. Head to the renowned Chinatown, which is the largest outside Asia, for foods you didn’t even know you wanted: hot egg custard tarts and whole roasted duck, preferably served in an alleyway where pointing is your only communication tool.

Chinatown is certainly an adventure, but the true shenanigans of your California holiday have yet to begin. The huge South of Market (or more catchily phrased “SoMa”) neighbourhood has something for everyone—literally. Catch throwback hip-hop acts, top international DJs or goth and industrial music, because even the darkest souls sometimes just need to dance it out.

What’s Next?

Throw on some Grateful Dead, dig out your favorite sweater, and create your best holiday with one of lastminute.co.nz’s San Francisco packages. Mix and match airfares and accommodation until you find your dream getaway. Then say goodbye to your flatmate’s snoring and hello to nights that may be entirely sleepless—in the best way.


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Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf

Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf

425 North Point, San Francisco, CA
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf is 2 blocks from Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and the Alcatraz Island ferry.

    Hotel Zoe Fisherman's WharfNZ$287

    Hotel Zoe Fisherman's WharfNZ$287
    Hotel Zephyr

    Hotel Zephyr

    250 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      Located in North Beach, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Pier 39. San Francisco Bay and Ghirardelli Square ...

      Hotel ZephyrNZ$270

      Hotel ZephyrNZ$270
      Hotel Spero

      Hotel Spero

      405 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        This romantic hotel is located in San Francisco (Downtown San Francisco), close to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, ...

        Hotel SperoNZ$227

        Hotel SperoNZ$227
        Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

        Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

        2620 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

          Located in North Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround, and Hyde Street ...

          Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's WharfNZ$287

          Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's WharfNZ$287
          San Francisco Marriott Marquis

          San Francisco Marriott Marquis

          780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps from Union Square shopping, Chinatown, cable cars, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

            San Francisco Marriott MarquisNZ$288

            San Francisco Marriott MarquisNZ$288
            Hyatt Regency San Francisco

            Hyatt Regency San Francisco

            5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              The 17-story Hyatt Regency is located on the Embarcadero waterfront, across from the Ferry Building Marketplace, close to the Embarcadero Center, Union Square, ...

              Hyatt Regency San FranciscoNZ$259

              Hyatt Regency San FranciscoNZ$259
              La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

              La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

              20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
                2.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                2 blocks from the South San Francisco Conference Center and 1 mile from the airport, this hotel offers complimentary airport transportation, and downtown San ...

                La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport NorthNZ$159

                La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport NorthNZ$159
                Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

                Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

                1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Built around a skylit open atrium, this 9-story hotel on San Francisco Bay features an onsite restaurant and is located 2.5 miles from the airport, 10 miles ...

                  Hyatt Regency San Francisco AirportNZ$228

                  Hyatt Regency San Francisco AirportNZ$228

                  *Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Lastminute.co.nz from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.