There is a very famous quote on San Francisco “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” It is true that due to the cool ocean weather of the Pacific and the hot and dry heat of the California mainland, the weather in San Francisco can be best described as cool Mediterranean and the perfect implementation of microclimates. It is quite often that several San Francisco districts do not have the same weather. If one is living in an apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District the weather during the year is dry and warm as compared to other parts.
The weather is jus perfect, the extremes balances each other especially due to the fact that the three sides of the San Francisco peninsula is covered with water therefore it keeps the climate mild and easy. There are many who believe that the best time to come to San Francisco is April and October; however the answer to the question is – all year long! The weather should not stop anyone from coming to San Francisco during the entire year.
The Cool Summers!
There are of course some truly spectacular sites in summer and early spring when a fog envelopes the Western part of the city. So if you are living in an apartment in San Francisco’s Forest Hill district then chances are you have front row seats to majestic views of the fog. The fog does spread across the city though it is less effective in the Eastern Districts. So if one is living in an apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District the views might not be so pronounced. However one can enjoy the magnificent view of the fog when it makes its presence felt overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
There are other times in San Francisco when it does get a bit busy with many tourists coming to enjoy the spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival in Northern California of which San Francisco is the focal point. The Japanese festival in its 43rd year attracts as many as 150,000 visitors over two weekends in April. If you are visiting the city during this time it is best to get apartments for rent in San Francisco a little ahead of time.