South San FranciscoUnited States of America

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Visit South San Francisco

Come to South San Francisco and enjoy its dining, castle and sightseeing.

Check out Twin Peaks and San Francisco Zoo—just two of the popular sights around South San Francisco, a city also known for its restaurants and shopping.

Where to stay in South San Francisco

The East Side, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

The East Side

3.5/5Good!(19 area reviews)

Though The East Side may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Cow Palace and The Shops at Tanforan.

The East Side
Downtown, South San Francisco, California, United States of America

Downtown

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Downtown, you can explore the larger area and discover places like The Shops at Tanforan and Cow Palace.

Downtown

Top hotels in South San Francisco

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
2 out of 5
326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
£54
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

Located in The East Side, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 9 miles (15 km) of Cow Palace and Millbrae Square ...

2.7/5 (9,600 reviews)

"Clean, convenient, excellent services. Safe location"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
2.5 out of 5
20 Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
£76
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

This hotel is located in South San Francisco (Downtown), near the airport and South San Francisco Convention Center. Area attractions also include Cow Palace ...

4/5Very Good! (1,524 reviews)

"I liked that it was pet friendly! The breakfast was pretty good too, and the room was very cute."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport N
Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel
Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
380 S Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£80
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Located in The East Side, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from South San Francisco Convention Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cow Palace and Millbrae Square ...

4/5Very Good! (4,424 reviews)

"it's best property for staying near sfo airport ."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel

Popular things to do in South San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge
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Golden Gate Bridge

4.5/5(351 reviews)

Cars trundle across it and ships sail under it, but the best way to experience this iconic bridge is on foot. 

Pier 39
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Pier 39

4/5(353 reviews)

This waterfront attraction offers thrilling rides, innovative street performers and colorful souvenir shops, but it’s the sea lions that win the day. 

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Island

5/5(239 reviews)

Escape to “The Rock,” home of the infamous and abandoned island prison, and discover how it earned a reputation as a cold and unforgiving place.

Lombard Street
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Lombard Street

4.5/5(290 reviews)

Find out about the history of Lombard Street, one of the top monuments in San Francisco. Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this vibrant area.

Palace of Fine Arts
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Palace of Fine Arts

4.5/5(69 reviews)

This Roman-inspired palace built in 1915 remains a modern-day renaissance center of fine arts and science. 

University of San Francisco
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University of San Francisco

3.5/5(9 reviews)

Walk around the campus of University of San Francisco, a top university in San Francisco. Discover the beautiful sunsets and shops in this walkable area.

Top activities in South San Francisco

NORTHWEST Coast of America in 12 Days
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NORTHWEST Coast of America in 12 Days

£5,229

Explore America's Pacific Northwest, see towering Redwoods, rainforests dripping with moss and some of the beautiful mountains, see the vineyard as we pass through the valley landscapes. Grab a cup of Seattle coffee it is some of the best .

Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias
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Total Yosemite Experience with Giant Sequoias

£124

Spend a day soaking up the natural splendor and breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park on this full-day excursion from San Francisco. Trek to a grove of giant sequoias, marvel at features like El Capitan, and enjoy free time to explore the park's outdoor wonders and historic lodges on your own.

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£38

Explore San Francisco with a birds eye view of the city by the bay. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the city from our entertaining live tour guides as they provide you with rich history and insider tips. Become a Local Expert on a Big Bus Tour.

Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco
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Napa Valley & Sonoma - Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

£92

Join us on a fun and relaxing Napa Valley Wine Tour on one of our luxury coaches. During our full day tour from San Francisco, you will visit renowned Napa Valley and Sonoma Wineries for tasting, learn about winemaking techniques, and shop for wines and souvenirs in local shops.

2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz Tour
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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz Tour

£115

Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited rides on all 3 of San Francisco's open-top double-decker bus tours, and explore the city at your own pace as you hop on and off. Top off your tour on land with a cruise out to the island prison of Alcatraz.

In-the-Field Photo Workshops
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In-the-Field Photo Workshops

£76

There are charming, intense and whimsical street portraits to be had in Noe Valley no matter which direction you point your lens. You’ll find dog walkers, skateboarders, couples hand in hand and the other players of your garden variety revitalized community to tell a universal story for the entertainment and enlightenment of those who view our images, yourself included.

Reviews of South San Francisco

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

As long as you are willing to travel to the city via BART or taxi, this is a great and safe area to stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 17, 2019

Not much to do in South San Francisco but the city was excellent

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2019

Close to San Francisco so worth staying in the quiet area to travel to and from.

4/5 - Good

AA

May 27, 2019

Nice hotel. I would recommend this hotel

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