When visiting from outside of California the cost of food can come as a shock whilst dining (both restaurants and cafes). Meals which cost £40 in the UK can easily be priced at $70 dollars in San Francisco.With the exchange rate as of 29/08/2016 (post -brexit) this is £13.38 more.
If eating at least 3 meals a day with snacks in between for three days or more costs become apparent.
Self Catering serves as an effective alternative.
The Positives of Self Catering:
*It’s Cheaper* – Self-catering accommodation is great value especially for longer stays, and for families and larger groups
- Food products in shopping malls are still more expensive than in Europe BUT creating your own meals saves a considerable amount of money as larger quantities are brought.
- Self catering allows flexibility – You don’t have to fit in with restaurant meal times, or worry about disturbing other guests (or them disturbing you!).
- . Self-catering offers real living space, instead of just a place to sleep. Enjoy the best of both worlds, a fantastic holiday in a homely setting.
- Self catering saves time. A picnic hamper can be prepared a the start of the day so that extra effort and time does not need to be spent getting to a restaurant. Instead eat on the go or whilst enjoying the view.