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Books inspired by San Francisco
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Bored secretary Mary Ann Singleton visits San Francisco on holiday and decides to stay, leaving her dull life in Cleveland behind. She finds accommodation in the home of colourful Anna Madrigal, and meets a wonderfully eclectic mix of people. Set in the late '70s, it's absorbingly easy to read and will leave you fully invested in the lives of its characters. This fabulous novel inspired me to travel to San Francisco! - Claire Harris, travel-lover, Kent
When to visit
In October the fog drops, the chilly winds dissipate, replaced by shimmering sunshine and bright blue skies, perfect for Californian coastal road trips
San Francisco Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
3rd May 2020 by Twins that TravelHow to spend a weekend in San Francisco
After a week exploring the leafy Pacific Northwest, it was time for the final leg of our trip: a weekend in San Francisco. I’ll admit: I felt a little guilty that we’d left so little time to explore this complex and veritable rainbow of a city. In fact, I’d been so fixated on the idea of exploring Seattle and Portland – dreams of hipster coffee spots and dark forests filling my mind – that when it came to planning our own PNW road trip, San Francisco had been a bit of an after...
28th October 2019 by Twins that TravelThe ultimate Pacific Northwest road trip itinerary: Driving Seattle to San Francisco
Traditionally, road trip itineraries for the Pacific North West are limited to the states of Washington and Oregon; with the option to drive north if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. However, what if you were to go further afield – turning your back on BC’s snow capped mountains in favour of North California’s warmer climes? What if you were to drive from Seattle to San Francisco – a Pacific Northwest road trip with a difference?...
7th June 2019 by PommieTravelsPlanning a West Coast US road trip
The United States is a big country and all of its citizens are very accustomed to driving. Need to go to the store? Drive. What about to the pharmacy? Drive. Heading off to the gym? Drive. If you don’t have a car, you’re going to have a very hard time getting anywhere. That’s why so many people end up taking that car and doing something fun for a change: a road trip. There is no real definition for a road trip: they can be quick day trips, weekend trips or even month long trips....
31st May 2019 by ScribbleStuFive fab things to see in San Francisco
I recently spent a wonderful week in San Francisco. It was my first time in the city and I absolutely loved it! During a prolonged and unseasonable period of hot and sunny weather, I found SF to be a fabulously diverse and liberal place. It’s full of fascinating culture and communities, colour and brilliant things to see and do…...
17th April 2019 by StuartVirgin Atlantic flight deals from £268 return
Virgin Atlantic has just launched a collection of 2019/20 flight deals from £268 return. Us Brits love Virgin Atlantic, consistently rating it as one of our favourite airlines in terms of customer service and customer experience. So when a chance comes along to bag a bargain flight - as it has today - then it's time to get booking! We've spotted some great deals to some of the world's top destinations, departing from London and Manchester. Whether for business or for pleasure, they've got...
31st January 2018 by StuartThe Scoop: San Francisco
...you’ll leave your heart in San Francisco! A vibrant, hilly city in Northern California, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, best known for its year-round fog and cable cars. Forward-thinking and ultra-modern in outlook, bohemian and old-fashioned in style, with so many things to see and do we dare you not to fall insanely in love with this eclectic city! Languages Spoken English (main language). San Francisco is a culturally diverse city with many...