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Home of The Rock and Golden Gate Bridge, an iconic American city with a European twist.

This Californian city really does have everything. A dramatic setting, quirky neighbourhoods, vibrant culture, world-class museums, thriving galleries, diverse restaurants and beautiful countryside. No wonder it’s one of America’s top destinations!

The iconic San Francisco cable cars are a fantastic way to experience the city. Or jump aboard a boat and see the skyline from a different angle on a tour around the bay. Alongside the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz is the city’s most famous landmark. Now a fascinating museum, a trip to ‘The Rock’ is an absolute must see on any trip to San Francisco.

And from 29 March 2015, we will be flying to San Francisco two times a day.

VS19 - Departs London Heathrow at 11:50, arrives San Francisco at 14:50
VS41 - Departs London Heathrow at 15:35, arrives San Francisco at 18:55

VS20 - Departs San Francisco at 17:50, arrives London Heathrow at 12:05*
VS42 - Departs San Francisco at 21:25, arrives London Heathrow at 16:05*

*Flight arrives next day

More to explore in San Francisco

View of San Francisco city

The Presidio

Boasting stunning views, this ancient military post has miles of hiking routes, bike trails and fantastic picnic spots, with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Pacific Ocean.

Union Square in San Francisco

Union Square shopping

Head straight to this pretty square after your flight to San Francisco, if you’re after some serious shopping. Along with exclusive boutiques, you’ll also find well-known stores such as Macy’s.

Californian sea lion

Lunch with the lions

Head to Fisherman’s Wharf where you’ll find Pier 39, a popular waterfront market, vendors selling delicious take-away crab and shrimp, and a surprise community of Californian sea lions!

Restaurant in North Beach

Stroll through North Beach

This pretty neighbourhood is in fact not a beach, but the city’s Italian quarter. Full of romantic pavement cafes, restaurants and shops, it’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon.

Stingray in an aquarium

From stars to stingrays

The California Academy of Sciences is only place in the world where you’ll find an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest under one roof! A perfect trip for families.

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