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Perfectly located in San Francisco's most popular area Fisherman's Wharf, Argonaut Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this wonderfully vibrant city.
3 nights from £737
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Handlery Union Square Hotel is well located hotel is both welcoming and convenient, raising the bar on value and indulgence.
3 nights from £684
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With a holiday in San Francisco you’ll experience arguably the USA’s most beautiful city. What makes San Francisco so unique is its beautiful architecture and largely unimposing skyline. Untainted by too many high-rise buildings, San Francisco's famous facade owes as much to brightly coloured Victorian houses as it does skyscrapers. That said, downtown's Transamerica Pyramid is a wonderful structure, and possible precursor to London's The Shard. In San Francisco you'll find exceptional panoramas of the bay, the Pacific Ocean and some of America’s most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Famously built on 44 hills, they say if you get tired in San Francisco, you can always lean against it. One of the most well known of these inclines is Nob Hill which is crossed by California and Powell Streets. Here you will find the city's young professional set plus all the associated trendy bars, chic restaurants and luxury hotels you'd expect.
Let Kenwood Travel whisk you off to this ‘American Dream’ of a destination boasting the best in luxury hotels, restaurants and bars in a bustling city that really has it all. Here you can shop till you drop, relax and be pampered in one of the many spas, enjoy a night on the tiles like no other and of course take in all the famous sights. Don’t forget your camera and a long to-do list.
Sample the sumptuous food in San Francisco - It’s not all about the burgers and hotdogs! Start your day the right way - the American way, with a trip to one of Lori’s Diners for a breakfast like no other. Omelettes to die for with a choice of filling, blueberry pancakes drenched in warm maple syrup, toast with melted butter on a multitude of breads, all washed down with cup of freshly ground coffee! For lunch take a stroll down Fisherman’s wharf then just follow your nose and the freshly baked bread smell that will lead you to Boudins Bakery where you can enjoy a freshly made clam chowder served in a bread bowl. If you still have room in the evening for dinner, the restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf have some of the freshest seafood available. Caught and served within hours you can enjoy a choice of the finest lobsters, scallops and an array of fish that’ll make the mouth water. Like with most American restaurants you’ll get large portions of such delectable food it’d be criminal not to finish – Get your doggie bag at the ready!
A trip to the Prison Island of Alcatraz won’t disappoint and should be a top priority of things to do whilst in San Francisco, just remember to book in advance. A 15-minute boat trip will take you to this federal prison island nicknamed ‘The Rock.’ With the insightful audio tour you’ll be immersed into a bygone world of crime and the justice system. It will feel like you are rubbing shoulders with some of Alcatraz’s most notorious criminals including America's most infamous mafia boss – Al Capone. Imagine what it must’ve felt like, standing on the boat, the island drawing ominously closer as you say goodbye to freedom and the beauty of the bay, and hello to your home for the next 20 years! Thankfully you don’t have to spend that long in Alcatraz, with a regular ferry service back to the bay every 30 minutes.
As you’d expect in America the shopping is a second to none and always a great place to pick up a bargain. San Francisco is certainly no exception. If its malls that you are after, a trip to Union Square has the world famous Macy’s Department Store. Set on multi-levels whatever you’re looking for is sure to be here! If you’re looking for something a little thriftier try one of the many outdoor markets that are peppered around the city, or take a trip to China Town (the biggest one in the world outside of Asia) for a great lively atmosphere.
For something a little more active, hire a bike and ride around the city taking in the main sights including Lombard Street which is one of the most crooked and winding streets in the world. Then take the ultimate biking buzz by riding across the imperious 1.7miles of the Golden Gate Bridge. With exceptional views of the whole city, you’ll be stopping for that picture shot every 100 yards. Ride along a little further and it’ll take you to the gorgeous town of Sausalito. This picturesque enclave has a great mix of boutique shops, restaurants, beaches and a marina. And finally, as if all that wasn't enough, sports fans will love the idea of catching an exciting San Francisco Giants game at the AT&T Park overlooking the bay.
The weather in San Francisco is similar to the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry summers. As the bay area is surrounded by three sides of water it is renowned for the cool winds and fog in summertime brought on from the low pressure drawing winds from the north Pacific High through the Golden Gate Bridge.
Air travel in the US is very efficient and San Francisco makes a great starting point or stop-along-the-way on a Multi Centre Excursion in the US. You're perfectly situated to visit other cities on the West Coast such as San Diego and Los Angeles; Las Vegas is a short flight inland. Other famous destinations across the nation such as Chicago, Boston, Washington DC and New York will all provide a memorable insight into what this fabulous country has to offer.
To avoid disappointment and ensure the most competitive price, book early for your 2017 holiday to San Francisco. At Kenwood Travel, our 30 years-plus experience provides us with the know-how and expertise to handpick the best bespoke luxury holidays, so leave all the arrangements to us and start looking forward to your dream getaway.
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