The seat of flower power and a Mecca for sixties hippies, San Fran still draws the daydreamers. Brimming with world-famous attractions, cable cars, vintage shops, San Francisco holidays are unforgettable.
San Francisco weather is generally quite mild all year round. Summer temperatures tend to linger comfortably in the late teens and can often be accompanied by a dense fog shrouding the city, whereas winter months are often wet with rain.
Generally speaking, the best time to visit San Francisco would probably be from March to May or from September to November, when the weather is best.
Visit the most ‘gay friendly’ city in the world during Pride Week – held in June – and watch the streets transform into a rainbow of streamers, confetti, costumes and colour. Drop by the Castro the night before the parade for the Pink Saturday block party – it promises to be epic.
June also features the Summer Solstice, where local pagans gather to celebrate the completion of the year through Baker Beach bonfires and a drum circle in Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero.
Drop by in October for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco’s biggest free music festival. Originally only a bluegrass affair, the festival has since come to feature country acts such as Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash as well as indie-rock artists such as Conor Oberst.
[Orla] “San Francisco is unlike any other city I've visited. The buildings are gorgeous, the cable cars are cool, the atmosphere is great, and the food is amazing. There is so much to see and do, you spend weeks there!”