• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

Weather

San Francisco is located in a Mediterranean climate. The rainy season usually lasts from November to March. Rainfall is unlikely from April through October.

The warmest months are usually September and October and the famous San Francisco fog begins rolling in through the Golden Gate in the spring and can persist throughout the summer months.

That said, the city can be foggy and windy any time of the year so if your visit to “sunny California” includes a stop in San Francisco, bring some warm clothing.

The average annual temperature is 62.5°F (16.9°C). The Bay Area is known for its microclimates, which can change dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Did You Know?

A view of the long, pointed bowsprint of the schooner THAYER that extends from the bow over the water.

The spar extending from the bow of the 1895 lumber schooner CA THAYER, is 59 feet long, with its rigging weighs 8,500 pounds, and is made of a single piece of Douglas fir. More...