Eliot + Airbnb

We found a new home! We're very excited to announce that we are joining Airbnb. This will allow us to continue our work unlocking more hosting and travel opportunities around the world. We will soon no longer offer our current applications. If you're part of our community and have questions, reach out to us. We'd like to sincerely thank all friends, hosts and travelers who supported us through this amazing endeavor.

Best time to visit San Francisco, CA, USA?

  • The best time to travel to San Francisco is during the month of May when temperatures are mild and weather is still dry but hotels are cheaper. During this month, the nightly cost of a rental for two is approximately $195. Save $10 per day compared to what you would have paid in July. Temperatures hover in the low 60s, a few degrees colder than the average 70°F you would experience during peak season.
  • Most tourists visit San Francisco during the summer. This is peak season so make sure to book your hotel room a few months early. Try avoiding the Dreamforce week (November 5th - 11th), the Outside Lands week (August 10th - 14th) as well as the Christmas week (December 22nd to January 2nd) if you're on a budget; accommodation rates surge the most during these weeks.
  • In San Francisco, it rains 12 days each month on average during the winter, so make sure to bring an umbrella if you visit during that time.

Avoid the crowd

The best time to avoid the crowd in San Francisco, CA, USA is January.

July

Most crowded

January

Least crowded


Save money

The cheapest time to travel to San Francisco, CA, USA is February.

$205
JUL
$207
AUG
$203
SEP
$201
OCT
$222
NOV
$199
DEC
$183
JAN
$156
FEB
$177
MAR
$200
APR
$198
MAY
$206
JUN

Approximate nightly cost for a one bedroom vacation rental.

Events

Busiest dates.

06/30 - 07/06
Holiday 40.5
08/10 - 08/14
Outside Lands 75.5
09/01 - 09/06
Labor Day 65
10/01 - 10/08
Fleet Week 64
10/26 - 11/03
Halloween 8
11/05 - 11/11
Dreamforce 109
11/20 - 11/27
Thanksgiving 52
12/22 - 01/02
Christmas 66
01/07 - 01/13
JP Morgan 59.5
04/15 - 04/20
Price increase 64.5
09/23 - 09/29
Dreamforce 2018 94.5

Weather

In San Francisco, CA, USA, July is the sunniest month and July the warmest.

70
21
JUL
68
20
AUG
70
21
SEP
68
20
OCT
61
16
NOV
57
14
DEC
56
13
JAN
59
15
FEB
60
16
MAR
61
16
APR
61
16
MAY
66
19
JUN
UV index
3
6

0.2
1cm
JUL
0.4
1cm
AUG
0.2
1cm
SEP
1.0
3cm
OCT
2.0
5cm
NOV
5.6
14cm
DEC
5.6
14cm
JAN
4.3
11cm
FEB
2.7
7cm
MAR
1.5
4cm
APR
0.4
1cm
MAY
0.3
1cm
JUN
Rainfall/month
inch/centimeter