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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

                                                                                                      a great place for a family visiting the bay area

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: we stayed here before the holidays of 2016 - mid dec. pros: great location! clean, good washer/dryer (though no detergent as promised in emails - a minor issue!) cons: small driveway (we managed with a minivan but it was tight!), space heaters for basement master suite- not my fav, but again it worked - and had to have the internet router reset, which was a fairly painless process thanks to the folks at homeaway- overall a very easy stay.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Nice location in Tiburon

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The location is the most, I think is a place to have a car to move around. The house is nice and everything works ok. The bed in the master bedroom was very confortable for us who likes hard matresses. The sofa was ok for the kids, but I think it is unconfortable for adults. The heat control is not in the house that we rented, it is in the main house upstairs, so we couldn't control the temperature by ourselves. One night we even stay with no heat an it was cold. There is no laundry in the unit. The owner was easy to reach and to talk to him. We couldn't use the cable on the TV it seemed that it was not working.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Good place!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Easy to access and well kept place. Would reccomend to whom needs to stay close to San Fran.
                                                                                                      • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
                                                                                                      • Stayed: Dec 2016