Looking to snap pictures of sea lions, ride a cable car over rolling hills, and sip a craft cocktail while overlooking the ocean? Sounds like you’re itching for a trip to San Francisco, California. This beloved city in the Golden State has long called out to countless curious travelers looking to head west. San Francisco offers natural wonders to explore, such as its many beaches and the shady pines of Presidio Park, as well as iconic manmade attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39. Whether you’re trying to step off the beaten path or hit the city’s highlight reel, San Francisco vacation rentals allow you to see all this place has to offer while still catching up on some much-needed rest and relaxation.
You’re gearing up to spend the entire day sorting through the goods at thrift shops in the Haight Street neighborhood, and have found the perfect dive bar in the Castro for a night of drinks and dancing. Between sorting through vintage items and hitting the town, you’re met by one of Northern California’s unpredictable rainstorms. Not to worry! If you’ve reserved a short-term rental, just hightail it back to your temporary home to get dried off and gussied up for a night on the town. Use the kitchen in your rental to prepare an appetizer before visiting San Francisco’s Japantown for some unforgettable ramen. Even if you’d rather spend a night in a cozy condo in Russian Hill instead of getting out to explore all the city has to offer, you can do so knowing everything you need is inside your home away from home.
San Francisco’s neighborhoods are as diverse as the people who call “The City by the Bay” home—and they all have something spectacular to offer, too. Get to know the area like a local by booking the Minna Hotel near Pier 39, or prepare to do some serious shopping when you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Union Square. No matter which portion of the city piques your interest, you’ll find great accommodation at a low price here on Travelocity.