Fly Direct from London Heathrow to San Francisco with Virgin or the airline of your choice.
Arrive San Francisco early afternoon and take a taxi from the airport to your hotel (approx. 40 mins) where you will be spending the next three nights.
Surrounded by San Francisco Bay and The Pacific Ocean, the 'City by the Bay' as it's known is arguably the most friendly and beautiful in America. With many impressive areas like Downtown Union Square, home to fantastic shopping with it's famous cable cars and the attractions of Fisherman's Wharf among them, there is so much to do in this city and you have two whole days to do it all! Perhaps start by taking a tour of the city, which includes the experience of driving over the Golden Gate Bridge. Alternatively, you can explore the city on foot and take the cable car down to Fisherman's Wharf which is packed with shops and restaurants and also home to the city's playful resident sealions at Pier 39. For older children, be sure not to miss Alcatraz - the famous island prison a short boat ride across the bay. If you've time you could also visit 'Exploratorium' - the Museum of Science, art and human perception. With countless weird and wonderful 'hands on' activities to keep the kids fascinated, this leading Museum makes a great day out for all the family.