San Francisco

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local. San Francisco is one of those cities that need no introduction; like Hollywood and New York, this city already enjoys international renown for everything from sightseeing to shopping to entertainment. Popular San Francisco attractions include fine museums, theaters and destination neighborhoods like Chinatown and Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

September Events

  • Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
  • Ghirardelli Square, September 10th & 11th. 12 – 5 PM
    Read more at www.ghirardelli.com/events/chocolate-festival

  • Autumn Moon Festival and Street Fair (held in September or October) celebrates music, cuisine and culture in Chinatown.
  • Historic Grant Ave, September 19th & 20th.
    Read more at www.moonfestival.org

  • Opera in the Park
  • Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1:30pm, FREE
    Read more at http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/free-events/opera-in-the-park/

  • The San Francisco Blues Festival at Fort Mason
  • Read more at http://www.sfblues.com/

    Climate

    San Francisco weather is generally mild and moist, with four distinct seasons – a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and an overcast cold winter.

    The hottest time here comes are in September and October, with the average temperature in the low 70F (21C) with consistently sunny skies. The average percipitation in September is .21 in (5.3 mm). The coldest time is from the late December and January.

    Currency

    United States Dollar (USD) is the official and legal currency in circulation. Use of foreign currencies is generally not allowed.

    Tipping

    While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in many circumstances for service, especially at almost all sit-down restaurants which offer table service and many food servers depend on tips as an essential part of their wage. Generally, the average tip is 15% to 20% of the total meal cost.

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