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San Francisco When to Go
San Francisco’s climate is mild year-round, so you can forget about packing wool underwear and parkas—or shorts and tank tops, for that matter. Though daytime temperatures rarely rise above 75 or drop below 55, there are still definite seasons.
The months of May, September, and October have less fog and, locals contend, the best weather. You may want to time your trip to coincide with one of San Francisco’s popular annual events, like the wacky Bay to Breakers seven-mile cross-town run/walk each May. The Mission District holds Carnaval in late May as well.
Summer is notoriously cool, with fog and chilly breezes sweeping across the city from the Pacific Ocean, although parts of San Francisco known as “the sunbelt”—the Mission District, for one—often remain balmy. Summer is also peak tourist season, when getting a seat on a cable car without an hours-long wait or nabbing a ticket for an Alcatraz tour can be near impossible. Late June’s LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is one of the biggest in the country.
December, January, and February are the coldest and wettest months, though February does bring the colorful Chinese New Year’s Parade.
Best Anytime fares to San Francisco
Cheap round-trip flights to San Francisco
|New York||San Francisco||Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15||Frontier Airlines||$322|
|Los Angeles||San Francisco||Tue, Dec 9 - Sat, Dec 13||Delta Air Lines||$93|
|Boston||San Francisco||Sat, Dec 13 - Tue, Jan 6||Virgin America||$313|
|Chicago||San Francisco||Mon, Dec 15 - Tue, Dec 16||American Airlines||$253|
|Denver||San Francisco||Sat, Nov 8 - Sat, Nov 15||Frontier Airlines||$145|
|Washington DC||San Francisco||Wed, Nov 19 - Wed, Dec 3||Virgin America||$313|
|Seattle||San Francisco||Tue, Nov 4 - Wed, Nov 5||United Airlines||$153|
|Newark||San Francisco||Sat, Dec 13 - Wed, Dec 17||Virgin America||$333|
|Dallas||San Francisco||Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 11||Frontier Airlines||$243|
|Minneapolis||San Francisco||Sun, Nov 2 - Mon, Nov 3||Sun Country Airlines||$199|
|Honolulu||San Francisco||Mon, Oct 27 - Tue, Oct 28||Hawaiian Airlines||$448|
|Philadelphia||San Francisco||Wed, Dec 10 - Tue, Dec 16||American Airlines||$381|
Best weekend fares to San Francisco
Best weekend fares to San Francisco
|New York||San Francisco||Thu, Dec 4 - Sat, Dec 6||American Airlines||$327|
|Los Angeles||San Francisco||Sat, Dec 13 - Mon, Dec 15||Virgin America||$113|
|Boston||San Francisco||Thu, Nov 13 - Mon, Nov 17||Sun Country Airlines||$326|
|Chicago||San Francisco||Thu, Dec 4 - Mon, Dec 8||Virgin America||$255|
|Denver||San Francisco||Sat, Nov 15 - Mon, Nov 17||Frontier Airlines||$165|
|Washington DC||San Francisco||Thu, Nov 13 - Mon, Nov 17||Virgin America||$353|
|Seattle||San Francisco||Fri, Nov 7 - Sat, Nov 8||United Airlines||$157|
|Newark||San Francisco||Fri, Dec 12 - Sun, Dec 14||jetBlue||$342|
|Dallas||San Francisco||Fri, Nov 14 - Mon, Nov 17||Virgin America||$269|
|Minneapolis||San Francisco||Sat, Nov 15 - Mon, Nov 17||Frontier Airlines||$263|
|Honolulu||San Francisco||Fri, Nov 14 - Sat, Nov 15||United Airlines||$448|
|Philadelphia||San Francisco||Fri, Dec 12 - Mon, Dec 15||United Airlines||$405|
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