- 4 nights
- Daily Breakfast
- Bonus Extras
|4 nights||Transfers||Daily Breakfast|
Book by 12 Dec 18
* Return San Francisco airport transfers
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
* 4 nights at Handlery Hotel Union Square in a Historic Section Room, twin share
* Full American breakfast for 2 in the Daily Grill Restaurant.
* 24hr Hop on Hop off pass
Handlery Union Square Hotel
San Francisco's Handlery Hotel should be on every American visitor's list of holiday destinations. The family-owned hotel offers personal service and a warm atmosphere perfect for singles, couples, families and business travelers, and is perfectly located near main San Francisco locations. In fact, the world famous cable car is right on the corner!
Setting a new standard in affordable luxury, the Union Square accommodation is bound to delight seasoned travellers on their big US adventure. Completely renovated and upgraded in 2010, its rooms are charming and cosy, hosting double, queen or king beds and all the amenities you could require. Enjoy cable television in your down time, keep your sodas cool in your own mini fridge and check into your social media accounts using the complimentary wireless internet.
If you feel like a bit of extra indulgence, try one of the 93 over sized rooms in the hotel's Premier Section. You'll have city or courtyard pool views, and may even get to enjoy the comfort of your very own balcony. The rooms are positively huge, spanning 450 square feet, meaning you can well and truly kick back and relax in between your explorations of the city. Plus, you'll get additional extras like bathrobes, slippers, an electric shoe polisher and complimentary bottled water - perfect for those wanting the true celebrity treatment.
While you're in the area, make sure you fit in a visit to Alcatraz on your itinerary. This decommissioned prison is an unmissable landmark reachable by ferry. Top it all off with a spot of shopping in Union Square as you make your way back to the hotel.
The Daily Grill
Ask any Bay Area local to recommend a restaurant in San Francisco with great food at reasonable prices and The Daily Grill is sure to be one of them. It is like the wonderful grills of the past with serving steaks, seafood, American Classics and comfort food in hearty portions, prepared from scratch every day by real chefs.
Located just off the lobby, this timeless American restaurant is perfect for a business meal, leisurely repast before you next family activity or dinner and drinks with friends. Famous for great American food and lavish desserts, no one has ever left hungry.
For those who wish to dine in their rooms the Daily Grill offers a full Room Service menu available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
Things To Do
• Cable Cars - It's really compulsory to hang off the side of a cable car in San Francisco. Grab one from Market Street to Fisherman's Wharf on Powell-Hyde & Powell-Mason lines. California line runs from Financial district through Nob Hill to Van Ness Ave.
• Golden Gate Bridge - Decisions, decisions... walk, cycle, drive or take a helicopter flight over the bridge.
• Union Square - Great shopping! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Union Square.
• Alcatraz - Prison for first half of the 20th century, now a fab tourist attraction. Ferry across to this un-missable landmark. Tickets are definitely recommended to be pre-purchased before you go, these sell out months in advance in high season (May-Sep).
• Sausalito - Spend an afternoon in this seaside town browsing the cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries.
• Fisherman's Wharf/Ghirardelli Square - Take a walk along Pier 39 and see the Sea Lions that have made the wharf their home. Also a great place for souvenir shopping! Chocolate lovers - wel Ghirardelli Square is the place to check out - home of chocolate by the same name - fabulous sundaes, choc treats to die for!
• Ferry Building - Shop at the Farmers' Market with the locals for great food and crafts.
• Lombard Street - Drive or walk down the most crooked part of the street between Hyde and Leavenworth streets - beware... it's steep!
* Alamo Square - See the six sisters and other “painted ladies” , the famous row of Victorian houses.
There's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf: food, views, history, family fun and more. A food lover's haven, Fisherman's Wharf boasts some of the best dining in the world. Salivate over fresh Dungeness crab served steaming hote at outdoor stands or in a variety of gourmet recipes at the Wharf's many seafood restaurants. During the day, street performers are here to tirelessly entertain you: magicians, mimes, musicians, jugglers, clowns and fire-eaters take pride in their efforts to make you feel welcome at Fisherman's Wharf. At night the wharf offers live music, theater, dancing, comedy clubs just to name a few.
One of Fisherman's Wharf's most popular attractions, the amazing sea lions of PIER 39 hold huge appeal for visitors of all ages. Most of the year, you can find hundreds of these local sea mammals gathered on the docks beside PIER 39, cavorting, eating and basking in the sun. Their numbers vary depending on time of year, but their distinct barks can always be heard from blocks away.
San Francisco's Union Square is sure to have you gawking and shopping 'til you drop, with haute couture, department stores, and almost every retail chain you can think of, and it's not all the city has to offer. Antiques, art, and unique boutiques of every type abound in other neighbourhoods as well. This elegant square in the heart of downtown is flanked by San Francisco's most glittering boutiques such as Tiffany and Co. , as well as major retailers like Macy's and Neiman Marcus.
Over the course of its history Alcatraz - known as The Rock - has been a Civil War fortress, infamous federal prison, bird sanctuary, the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Native American Red Power movement. Today, more than a million people come to Alcatraz each year to learn about the island's human history and to see its birds, tide pools and gardens. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.You can see easily see The Rock from anywhere along the Wharf's shoreline. Numerous cruises take you around and to the island.
Visitors come from around the world to experience this awesome place. Many, of course, think of Yosemite Valley, inspired by images of Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and other icons of "the incomparable valley." Especially for those whose travel plans call for "Yosemite in a day", the Valley is the destination.Travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra Foothills where the Forty-Niners panned for gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
California Region Information
It's time for a little - or a lot of - California dreaming. Grab your cut-off denim shorts, throw some singlets in your suitcase and pack your trucker cap too, because you're about to experience the real Cali, up close and personal. And you'll never be the same. You'll be better!
Even though this sunny state has a reputation for drawing the rich and the famous to its shores, it's surprisingly affordable! We're always in the know about the latest hot travel deals to this area, so you're simply running out of excuses.
If you want to see it all, there are plenty of great treasures besides the popular destinations of Los Angeles, San Fran and Anaheim. Why not give San Diego a go? Walk the urban beat of this city full of friendliness, history and attractions such as Sea World and the San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Park.
What about the Sierra Nevada mountains and Death Valley, too? This dry desert area has been featured in countless movies so check it out for yourself and figure out where some of your favourite showdowns have been fought.
How about the Big Sur and the Pacific Coast Highway, an ever-popular region for stunning scenic road trips with dramatic seaside views?
There's no doubt that the list of things to see and do is pretty much endless when you take all of this into account. Don't stress about how you're going to organise a trip to this diverse region - that's our job, after all. Give us a ring and we can hook you up with the best deals to California so you can soak up all the highlights of this state without a hitch.
Prices shown are a guide only, based on low season availability & some conditions. Please contact one of our Holiday Champions for an exact quote on the dates you wish to travel & any conditions that may apply. Prices are from per person based on twin share, and land only. Airfares not included. Seasonal surcharges can apply especially during school holidays. Prices are also subject to change without notice due to currency & tax fluctuations. Please contact us for a quote for the dates you wish to travel & any conditions that may apply