As the city where Airbnb started, there are plenty of non-touristy neighbourhoods for you to live like a local in. Find your home away from home in local boroughs like the trendy melting pot of cuisine, cultures and colourful characters that is Mission District, the fashionable and pop-up bar filled Hayes Valley or the family-friendly and laid-backed Noe Valley.
Want to feel the sea breeze or sneak a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from your window? On the edge of the bay, you’ll find the Marina District with its unmatched views, upbeat bars and boutique-lined streets.Embarcadero and North Beach are also lively waterfront neighbourhoods where you can match great views with diverse dining and entertainment options while still being in walking distance of the famed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
If your idea of a holiday is a luxury hotel in an upscale neighbourhood, Nob Hill boasts excellent views, world-class restaurants and exclusive bars, all in the heart of the city. Retreat with a nice glass of wine to Napa Valley or Sonoma Wine Country where many vineyards have accommodation so you won’t have to worry about driving back to San Francisco after a few tastings.