Agent Tools & Info - San Francisco

 

 

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - 17 hours behind AEST, observes Daylight Savings (March - November)

Seasons - Mediterranean climate (long warm summers and a moderate winter).
Summer: Late June/Early July - September/October. Morning fog is prevalent in the summer.
Winter: October/November - May/June
Spring and Autumn (Fall) are very short

Peak travel seasons - January, May, September, October

Peak booking seasons - January, February, August

Average Length of Stay - 3 Nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa Waiver (ESTA) required for stays under 90 days

Events to note - Major Conventions (YEAR-ROUND), San Francisco Pride (JUN)

Key Airlines - Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Delta

Top Selling Hotels 
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf (P) - Popular hotel walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf Area with a gas firepit area outside, perfect for a drink after a day of sightseeing
Handlery Union Square Hotel (V) - Friendly hotel with complimentary breakfast in the busy Union Square area
Hotel Zephyr (V) - Youthful and fun hotel on the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, permanent foodtruck on-site
Argonaut Hotel (I) - Boutique, luxury hotel with a nautical theme on Fisherman's Wharf
 

INSIDER'S TIPS

The Moscone Convention Centre has just completed a USD550 million expansion so weekday hotel availability will be scarce

Alcatraz is one of the most famous attractions in San Francisco, but due to limited numbers advance tickets are essential (especially in the summer months)

If you're looking to some of the best artisinal food stalls in San Francisco, head to the Ferry Building. Three times a week the outdoor space is also home to a farmers market with an abundance of fresh, local produce.