- By Kevin
- On Jul 14, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
The best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November. Believe it or not, fall offers some of the city's warmest temperatures year-round, not to mention fewer crowds than summer. Spring is another good time to visit thanks to its mild temperatures and lack of rain (compared to other parts of California). The Golden Gate City witnesses a surge in tourism during the summer as people head west in search of sun, sand and surf. However, the fluctuating climate can quickly trounce a day at the beach. Those looking for the perfect seaside getaway should consider a trip to Los Angeles where the sunshine lasts year-round. Meanwhile, winter in San Francisco draws bargain-hunters with the promise of lower hotel rates and fewer people. If you decide to travel in the wintertime, protect yourself from the chilly temperatures with plenty of layers.
I often get asked, "What should you wear in the cool weather in San Francisco CA?"
Here you will find a few tips to help you pack the right clothes for your San Francisco vacation.
Most people associate California with warm sunny days and cool evenings. This is true for much of the state - except the city of San Francisco. We have moderate temperatures that are fairly consistent all year around.
To simplify it, it's around 60°, a little breezy and partly cloudy every day of the year. We do have a few ups and downs throughout the year, but your best bet is to plan for this type of weather in San Francisco CA.
So, what should you pack to wear while you are here?
By layering your clothing, you can add and remove pieces as necessary. I always bring along a light sweater or jacket - so I can warm up or cool down if needed.
You will find some higher-end restaurants or special events that require smart casual or business casual dress. Not to worry though, I will keep you aware of those details in the descriptions on my events pages. You will know if you need to pack something a little dressier.