SAN FRANCISCO: LIBERAL | ECLECTIC | FOGGY

SEE: PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE

SEE: PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE

A monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.

SEE & DO: CABLE CAR

SEE & DO: CABLE CAR

Hop on one of three cable car lines: the Powell-Hyde Line, the Powell-Mason Line or the California Line to explore the city.

STAY: CLIFT

STAY: CLIFT

Designed by Philippe Starck, this inspired fusion of old-world hotel elegance with distinctly contemporary energy and glamour, perfectly captures the spirit of San Francisco, while maintaining its essence as a boutique luxury hotel.

STAY: THE ARGONAUT

STAY: THE ARGONAUT

A hip boutique hotel perched on the edge of the Bay at Fisherman's Wharf. Decorated in a grand, almost legendary, nautical style.

STAY: LOEWS REGENCY

STAY: LOEWS REGENCY

Natural beauty, timeless design, modern amenities and breathtaking views over San Francisco Bay and the city, make this hotel experience an unforgettable one.

STAY: FAIRMONT HERITAGE, GHIRARDELLI

STAY: FAIRMONT HERITAGE, GHIRARDELLI

Located in an iconic part of the city and overlooking the San Francisco Bay, this residential-style, all-suite luxury hotel is a timeless treasure that provides all the comforts of home.

SPA: CAVALLO POINT LODGE

SPA: CAVALLO POINT LODGE

A warm, welcoming and tranquil sanctuary among the eucalyptus and pine, designed for nurturing and renewal. Massages, aromatherapy, body treatments and water therapies replenish body, mind and spirit.

SPA: CALISTOGA RANCH

SPA: CALISTOGA RANCH

Discover soaking pools, nestled away in a wooded canyon in Napa, overlooking creek and moss-laden oaks. Enjoy restorative organic spa treatments in restful private rooms and enter upon a journey to pure relaxation.

SHOP: FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE

SHOP: FERRY BUILDING MARKETPLACE

A vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses, functioning as a community gathering-place for the celebration of local culture and cuisine.

SEE & DO: SUTRO BATHS

SEE & DO: SUTRO BATHS

The Sutro Baths were a large, privately owned swimming pool complex, built in the late 19th century. The facility was financially unprofitable and is now in ruins.

SEE & DO: GOLDEN GATE PARK

SEE & DO: GOLDEN GATE PARK

Discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities.

SEE & DO: GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

SEE & DO: GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Once called "the bridge that couldn't be built," today it is one the seven wonders of the modern world. Pedestrians including wheelchair users and bicyclists can go on the sidewalks of the bridge during daylight.

EAT: SPQR

EAT: SPQR

An acronym for Senatus Populusque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and features Italian cuisine and wine.

EAT: SONS & DAUGHTERS

EAT: SONS & DAUGHTERS

A thoughtful and delicate approach to food influenced by the seasons, unique elements of their farm, and the surrounding bay area.

EAT: QUINCE

EAT: QUINCE

Italian and French inspired tasting menus that celebrate the seasonal bounty of Northern California.

EAT: LUCE RESTAURANT

EAT: LUCE RESTAURANT

A globally influenced cuisine inspired by seasonal and local ingredients, featuring a 350-label collection of wines from both the New and Old World, with emphasis on California and Italy.

EAT: BENU

EAT: BENU

Housed in a historic building in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district, this culinary delight features tasting menus, an extensive wine collection, and impeccable service.

EAT: ACQUERELLO

EAT: ACQUERELLO

Operated by Giancarlo Paterlini and Executive Chef Suzette Gresham, this Italian fine-dining establishment has been heralded for its cuisine, wine, and service.

EAT: CAMPTON PLACE RESTAURANT

EAT: CAMPTON PLACE RESTAURANT

Chef Sri’s sophisticated style of Cal-Indian cuisine combines French classical cooking techniques with local, seasonal ingredients and global flavors, particularly those from South Asia.

DRINKS: THE VIEW

DRINKS: THE VIEW

The iconic View Lounge atop the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is the ideal destination to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and locally inspired small plates accompanied by the most awe-inspiring views the city has to offer.

DRINKS: CLIFF HOUSE

DRINKS: CLIFF HOUSE

Perched on the headland above the cliffs and overlooking the site of the former Sutro Baths, this bar and lounge is just north of Ocean Beach, on the western side of the city.

San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States.  It is a popular destination, known for its cool summers, steep hills, architecture, iconic landmarks and a stunning number of Michelin-starred restaurants.  Enjoy the attractions and then get off the tourist track by walking around the city which is divided into neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality offering a wide variety of music, nightlife, art and culture.  Explore over 200 parks and spend a few hours at a beach.  Day trips to Napa Valley and Sonoma are a definite must for wine lovers.

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BEFORE YOU GO

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Weather

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Time Zone

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GETTING AROUND

The best way to see the city is on foot.  However rides on the city’s famous cable cars and historic street cars are fun photo opportunities.  Buses, the metro, taxis are also available along with Uber and Lyft.  From the airport, the BART is the fastest way into the city.  

 
STAY

There are numerous well-designed, luxuriously appointed establishments in prime locations.  The styles range from classic to modern, boutique to chain and everything in-between.  Here are a few of our favorites:

 

Clift  

Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

Four Seasons Hotel

Hotel Drisco

Hotel Palomar

Hotel Vitale

Loews Regency

The Argonaut

The Ritz-Carlton

The St. Regis

 

 

EAT 

This city has become a culinary mecca.  From Michelin-starred restaurants to food trucks and pop-ups, expect to never go hungry in San Francisco.  Dine like a king in this town.  The diet can wait.   

 

Acquerello - Michelin Starred

Ame Restaurant - Michelin Starred

Atelier Crenn - Michelin Starred

Aziza - Michelin Starred

Benu - Michelin Starred

Boudin Bakery & Cafe

Boulevard - Michelin Starred

Campton Place Restaurant - Michelin Starred

Coi Restaurant - Michelin Starred

Commis - Oakland - Michelin Starred

Gary Danko - Michelin Starred

Hog Island Oyster Co – Clam Chowder

Keiko À Nob Hill - Michelin Starred

Kokkari Estiatorio

Kusakabe - Michelin Starred

La Folie - Michelin Starred

La Taqueria - Burritos

Luce Restaurant - Michelin Starred

Maruya -Michelin Starred

Michael Mina - Michelin Starred

Nopa

Quince - Michelin Starred

Saigon Sandwich

Saison - Michelin Starred

San Tung Chinese Restaurant

Sons & Daughters - Michelin Starred

Sotto Mare

SPQR - Michelin Starred

Spruce - Michelin Starred

Trouble Coffee Co - Toast

State Bird Provisions - Michelin Starred

The Codmother Fish And Chips

The House

DRINKS

There are numerous drinking establishments in the city.  Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail at a neighborhood bar, atop a cliff or from an old-school bar.  Take in the local scene or a breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean or the city.  The choices are pretty much endless.  

 

Cliff House

Redwood Room

The Buena Vista Cafe – Irish Coffee

The Interval

The Slanted Door

The View

Trick Dog

Waterbar

 

 

SEE & DO

Most of these landmarks are iconic in every which way possible.  This city has something for everyone; architecture aficionados, nature enthusiasts, patrons of the arts, history buffs and more. 

 

Alcatraz Island

Asian Art Museum

Chinatown

Coit Tower

Ghirardelli Square

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Park

Lands End

Lombard Street

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Presidio

Sutro Baths – Cave

 

 

SPA

Almost all the luxury hotels have in-house spas offering typical services.  A fun and relaxing getaway for the day include the following spas, which offer a tranquil escape from the busy city.

 

Cavallo Point Lodge - Day Trip

The Auberge Spa at Calistoga Ranch - Day Trip

 

 

SHOP

San Francisco offer a wide range of shopping experiences, from big designer brands at Union Square, to local boutiques in each neighborhood.  A fun way to try local goods is to spend a few hours at the Ferry building where artisans sell their proud creations.

 

Ferry Building Marketplace

Union Square