The Fairmont San Francisco

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Sep - Nov

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10 night

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London

11 hrs 5 mins

San Francisco

Holiday in San Francisco

Sitting in this USA bay is the iconic former prison, Alcatraz where you can learn about the island's history and notorious inmates with the audio tour. A cruise around the bay, departing from Fisherman's Wharf, gives a different view of the city and the bay and one of the most popular if a Golden Gate cruise where you pass underneath the bridge and cruise around Alcatraz. Other crowd-pleasers include Lombard Street, famous for its steep, winding features, hopping on the cable cars and the sea lion colony at Pier 39.

Fisherman's Wharf is a beautiful waterfront neighbourhood ideal for shopping, dining, live music and street performers and is the perfect opportunity to indulge in San Francisco staples like Dungeness crab and clam chowder. Another popular destination is Union Square as the commercial and cultural heart of the city lined with hotels, shops, restaurants and art galleries. It's also home to the largest China town outside of Asia which is well worth a few hours exploring the streets and soaking up the authentic atmosphere.

Outdoor enthusiasts will feel completely at ease in this city with so much to do outdoors. The waterfront is a vibrant place to be between Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, lined with parks and the Crissy Field Marsh but cross over the bridge to discover the trails and headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The northwestern coast of this city has the USS San Francisco Memorial and Point Lobos to discover and the nearby Ocean Beach, a three and a half-mile stretch of sand. From the docks of Fisherman's Wharf, you can reach Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, California. The island has a rich and varied heritage as it was once a hunting ground for indigenous tribes to a processing post for immigrants and World War II prisoners of war.

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The Fairmont

This regal hotel can be found in the shopping district on Union Square atop the upmarket Nob Hill. The classic exterior welcomes you into the magnificent lobby with its imposing marble pillars, potted palms and an inviting old world charm. Rooms are a modern take on a heritage theme with tasteful furnishings accented in royal blues and golds and marble baths.

The decor becomes a lot more elaborate in the penthouse and balcony suites, many of which come with unforgettable views of the bay and bridge. An interesting feature of the Fairmont is that it has its own Honeybees & Herb garden supplying organic ingredients for the hotel bar and kitchen.

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