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Facts About San Francisco, CA

Regional Population: 732,072

Elevation: 16 meters

Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: 37.7749295

Longitude: -122.4194155

Nearby Airports: SFO

Top Trips: road trips to San Francisco

How Far Is It: distance to San Francisco


Articles About San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Vacation: An Insider’s Guide

Our local expert shares her city secrets for individuals and families alike, to help you plan your ideal San Francisco vacation.

College Visit Guide: San Francisco Bay Area

Tips for families to maximize a college visit to the Bay Area—exploring San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto.

It’s Easy Being Green on Your San Francisco Vacation

The city teems with eco-friendly hotels, restaurants, spas and shops. Find out where right here.

San Francisco Outdoor Adventures: Hike, Bike and Kayak

Looking to get in an active workout while on your urban endeavor vacation to the Bay Area? You’ve found the right place.

Family-Friendly Neighborhoods of San Francisco

A local mom shares her favorite neighborhoods and joints for where to eat, shop and play like a native while on your San Francisco family vacation.

San Francisco Green Spaces

Escape the urban jungle and find plenty of places to relax and get back to nature in the City by the Bay.

Child’s Play: San Francisco’s Interactive Zeum

Art meets technology at this innovative museum offering kids and families engaging, interactive displays that bring out the creative child in visitors of all ages.

Satisfy Your Inner Foodie On a San Francisco Culinary Tour

Taste the magic of the Bay Area on a customized, behind-the-scenes tour of iconic food venues in San Francisco and beyond.

Discover the Streets of San Francisco

Bring these guidebooks—and some comfortable walking shoes—when you explore the diverse and hilly neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Certifiably Green: Hotels That Love the Earth

Find the greenest lodging with this round-up of eco-certified U.S. hotels that care about your well being and the planet.

Amusement Parks: Fun for Less

Slashed gate prices and online specials help families save big bucks at amusement parks this summer.

An Earth Day Party Guide

Celebrate Mother Nature at top Earth Day fetes and spring festivals around the world.

Top 10 U.S. Boutique Shopping Destinations

For those who like local, one-of-a-kind finds, here’s a list of the best boutique shopping cities in the U.S.

Top 10 Holiday Events for the Family

Start the holiday season with these fun top family activities including concerts for the kids, a train ride with Santa and chocolate-making demonstrations.

Make Your San Francisco Vacation Quirky

Take a detour from the hotspots and visit some offbeat San Francisco attractions, including a museum bar, a pirate store and a trapeze school.

See the World From a Kayak

Go where no other boats can. Plan your kayaking vacation with our expert tips on how to choose the right type of trip and find recommended tours.

Valentine’s Day Events to Remember

Sharpen your Cupid’s arrow and take your sweetheart to one of these annual love events held around the world.

Get Away to Get Hitched

Had it with wedding planning? Elope! Check out these destinations and packages that offer an alternative to Vegas.

Fine Dining on the Fly

At some airports, you can bypass the fast-food feeding frenzy and enjoy a real meal at one of these 14 worthy eateries.

Top 5 Brewery Tours

Sip famous, handcrafted beers and learn how they’re made on brewery tours across the country.

Top U.S. Holiday Teas

Hotels around the country are gearing up for the holidays with select Christmas-themed teas for the entire family.

Holiday Hotel Packages

Shop with the Four Seasons San Francisco, get a Tango package at the Hilton Buenos Aires, ring in the New Year in St. Lucia and explore the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

Family Vacation Savings, Theme Park Passes, Free Gas Cards

Williamsburg theme park passes and hotel discount package, free Orlando and San Francisco hotel gas card offers, Bahamas Wyndham Nassau resort discount.

Hotel Packages in San Francisco, Greece, New York and Asheville

This week’s discounts are at San Francisco hotels, a free night’s stay in Santorini, a museum package in New York and passes to North Carolina attractions.

Family Deals: Disney, San Francisco, Beijing, New York

This week's specials range from an Orlando single-parent family deal to a package for the Beijing Olympics.

Affordable Yaycations: 8 Alternative Vacations

Can’t afford your dream trip this year? Try these bargain alternative vacations instead.

A Few of Our Favorite San Francisco Things

TravelMuse shares staff picks for our Bay Area home; announces new social trip planning tool and product upgrade!


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