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Rent a House in San Francisco

The crown jewel of the Bay Area in Northern California, San Francisco is as famous for its arts offerings and ethnically diverse districts as it is for its landmark bridge. When vacationing in the City by the Bay, consider renting a house or apartment. You'll be able to experience a neighborhood the way a local would while also enjoying some of the comforts of home such as a washing machine, reserved parking spot, satellite television service, fireplace or outdoor grill.

Dining

The city's compact 49 square miles are literally packed with restaurants and eateries serving Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Greek and Japanese dishes, to name a few, and locales pop up every day serving some type of new fusion cuisine. The areas known as South of Market and the Mission District, especially, have been gaining fame among foodies.

Culture

Museums

San Francisco takes pride in the number of museums within its city limits. The de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor house exhibits dedicated to American and European paintings and sculptures. The Asian Art Museum's very extensive collections include art from China, India and Japan. Several of Coit Tower's walls are home to excellent 1930s murals inspired by Diego Rivera's style.

Performing Arts

San Francisco boasts its own symphony and jazz music center, as well as an opera and a ballet company. This is in addition to the dozens of theaters and venues which regularly present film screenings, plays, dance recitals and concerts.

Shopping

For world-class shopping in the city there's no need to look any further than Union Square. The area is home to major retailers, upscale boutiques and exclusive designer stores in addition to art galleries, cafes and clubs.

Outdoor activities

Cable Cars

A ride aboard an iconic San Francisco cable car is an experience unto itself, providing great views of the city and the bay as the cable car travels along one of three routes, all of which go through Nob Hill. This neighborhood is graced by a Notre Dame replica, Grace Cathedral, and some stately homes dating back to before the 1906 earthquake.

Pier 39

This is a touristy area, but also a must do. Enjoy the street performers and shops, then be sure to savor a traditional sourdough bread bowl with clam chowder before stopping to greet the sea lions that have taken up residence here.

Planning Your Visit

Due to foggy, windy marine conditions, San Francisco's weather is the exception to the rule that says California's climate is sunny and warm all year. The best weather conditions can be found in the late summer and early fall months, when highs are normally in the 70s or low 80s, and even then, it's a good idea to wear layers topped by a jacket. Autumn is also a great time to visit if you're a chocoholic—it's when visitors can sample chocolates and fine wines at the annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival.

Options for Getting to San Francisco

San Francisco has its own international airport served by many major airlines. It's located approximately 13 miles from the downtown area. The process of renting a car there is simplified by the fact that there are many rental agencies in one centralized Rental Car Center. Advanced reservations for private limousine and town car service are required; vans providing shared ride services don't require pre-booking, but their travel times are lengthened if they have to make multiple stops. There are also public bus and rapid rail routes that stop at San Francisco International Airport and then proceed to different points in the city.

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                                                                                                      Recent San Francisco Reviews

                                                                                                      Great experience - Highly recommended!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Toby and Elizabeth are great hosts and their garden studio is charming! The location cannot be any better. It is a 5-minute walk to a Muni station and the neighborhood is safe and quiet. There are so many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. You won’t run out of good food. The apartment is very comfy, clean, and organized. It looks out into a peaceful rear yard and you can even see stars at night. It also has so many movies that you can watch. The kitchen has good coffee and anything else that you might need. Good bed, soft couch, large window, and nice bathroom fixtures. I highly recommend this place to anyone who might be visiting San Francisco.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Thank you!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Jackie greeted us in person, showed us around and made us feel at home. We were only there at night. The bed was very comfortable. She provided all the supplies we needed. Could not ask for more!
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Great space but very minimalistic

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The place was really cute, but our biggest concern was with the blankets provided. Homeaway is able to provide sheets, but no blankets. We asked the property owner to provide us with a comforter and our request was denied. Come prepared with lots of layers to sleep in, or ready to crank up the heat! Other than that, the space was cute and offered a great location as I was attending a conference at the Moscone Center.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016