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Hotel Zephyr $178
Hotel Zephyr

Hotel Zephyr

250 Beach Street, San Francisco
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly San Francisco hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Aquarium of the Bay and Ghirardelli Square are also within 15 minutes.

    Hotel Spero $159
    Hotel Spero

    Hotel Spero

    405 Taylor St, San Francisco
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      The Serrano Hotel is steps away from Union Square, perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, 2 blocks from the Powell Street cable car.

      Hotel Focus SFO $105
      Hotel Focus SFO

      Hotel Focus SFO

      111 Mitchell Ave, South San Francisco
         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Hotel Focus SFO is 3 miles (4.8 km) from San Francisco International Airport and a 15-minute walk from So. California Caltrain Station. It's a half-hour drive to the Golden Gate Bridge, and there are great retail and dining options at The Shops at Tanforan, a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

        The Park Central San Francisco $137
        The Park Central San Francisco

        The Park Central San Francisco

        50 3rd St, San Francisco
           
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of the South of Market district (SoMa), The Park Central San Francisco is across from Yerba Buena Gardens and close to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ferry Building, Moscone Center, Union Square, Financial District, and Chinatown. The area also offers many restaurants and nightlife.

          Hotel Union Square $137
          Hotel Union Square

          Hotel Union Square

          114 Powell St, San Francisco
             
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated on the cable car line in the downtown shopping district, the boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Union Square and 4 blocks from the Moscone Center and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

            Handlery Union Square Hotel $149
            Handlery Union Square Hotel

            Handlery Union Square Hotel

            351 Geary St, San Francisco
               
              3.5 out of 5.0

              A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are 8 blocks away.

              Fairmont San Francisco $280
              Fairmont San Francisco

              Fairmont San Francisco

              950 Mason Street Atop Nob Hill, San Francisco
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0

                Fairmont San Francisco is located atop swanky Nob Hill, the only spot in the city where every cable car line intersects. Guests can hop a ride past the Cable Car Museum to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, or walk 4 minutes to Chinatown. Union Square is just a half-mile away.

                Hotel Whitcomb $115
                Hotel Whitcomb

                Hotel Whitcomb

                1231 Market St, San Francisco
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks from Union Square and within a mile of Moscone Center and SFMOMA.


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                   A Visitor's Guide to San Francisco

                  Joe Miragliotta Gnational Gnomad

                  Planning a trip to San Francisco can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been before. From the 10,000-year history of the Ohlone and Coast Miwok peoples to the 1967 “Summer of Love,” one could easily spend an entire week focusing the city’s rich past. But then you can’t forget the array of galleries, shows, tastes, and activities to be found here either, right?

                  If you can’t decide where to start, have no fear! Below is a starter list to help you put together an awesome visit to the “City by the Bay”—whether you’re looking for a well-rounded experience or one of a more themed variety.

                  Tailor Your Stay

                  For as many different kinds of activities you’ll find in San Francisco, there are probably as many different kinds of hotels. So why not set the tone of your trip from the moment you check in?

                     The charming Queen Anne Hotel - if your interest lies in the Victorian-era happenings like the Gold Rush

                     The beautiful Palace Hotel - for glamor and luxury

                     The funky Hotel Zeppelin - if you’re there to revel in city’s part in rock n’roll history

                     The maritime Argonaut Hotel - to be closer to the action on the bay


                  Enjoy the Cuisine

                  If you want to properly experience a place, you’re just not doing it right if you aren’t including the food. Even if there isn’t a regional dish to try out, where and what the locals eat is integral to understanding the vibe of the city. San Francisco hosts beloved regional specialties like abalone and Dungeness crabs, as well as Green Goddess dressing, mai tais, and fortune cookies.

                     Farallon - for some fantastic seafood, plus an oyster bar and raw bar

                     Tommy’s Joynt - if you’re looking for some pretty amazing barbecue outside the American Midwest/South

                     Don Pistos - for a delicious Mexican brunch and wallet-friendly unlimited mimosas, sangria, and margaritas (or dinner, of course)

                     Aster - to try a romantic dinner that (although a little pricey) tastes as wonderful as it looks

                     Tratto - if an Italian happy hour sounds like something you’d be into

                     The House - for a beautiful Asian-American dinner

                   

                  Get Around

                  While you can definitely drive yourself around during your visit to San Francisco, it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Traffic isn’t terrible—at least, not compared to any other city—but the hills can be intimidating, and parking always seems a little sparse and/or expensive. So why not take advantage of those historic streetcars and cable cars? Visitor Passports can be purchased for 1 ($21), 3 ($32), or 7 ($42) consecutive days of use, and will grant you access to their Muni, Muni Metro, and (yes) streetcars and cable cars. There are also options that include admission to points of interest around the city, like the Aquarium of the Bay and the de Young Museum. If you just aren’t into the public transportation scene, the usual rideshare services operate here as well.


                  Take in the Outdoors

                  When one thinks about San Francisco, the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge is typically the first thing that comes to mind. That’s certainly a massive draw for anyone who visits the Bay Area, but the entire region is quite beautiful. Here’s some fantastic spots to visit:  

                     The Presidio of San Francisco- From the Ohlone people to the Spanish to the U.S. Army, this National Historic Landmark has been part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area since 1994. With over two dozen trails and overlooks for hiking, paved roads for cycling, and a place for boardsailing and kite surfing, you might find it hard to decide what to do here. They even have a golf course, tennis courts, bowling alley, and athletic fields for those looking to play some sports.

                     Yosemite and Wine Country Tours - Let’s not forget how close San Francisco is to wine country and the gorgeous Yosemite National Park. If you happen to be staying in the area for more than a couple of days, you might consider venturing out for a day or two to see the redwoods, taste some wine, or maybe both!

                     Sailings and Cruises - Don’t worry—you can also spend some time on the water. Visitors to the area have some pretty spectacular options for how they want to take in the beautiful bay. Dinner and dancing cruises, sunset sailings, and champagne brunch boat tours are just a sample of the choices available.


                  Don't Forget the History & Art

                  Last, but absolutely not least, incorporating history and/or art into your visit is a must. San Francisco has so much to offer in these areas that even a themed trip could fill several blocks in the itinerary with them. So go ahead, go crazy!

                     Walking tours

                     Haight-Ashbury - ’60s rock n’roll/The Summer of Love

                     Alcatraz - former Civil War fortification/military prison/infamous penitentiary

                     Chinatown - largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia

                     Historical LGBT - stomping grounds of civil rights leader Harvey Milk

                     Fisherman’s Wharf - full history going back to the Gold Rush

                     The Presidio - a deeper view into all that history mentioned above

                     Museums

                     de Young Museum - American art, textiles, and anthropological pieces, as well as special installations

                     California Academy of Sciences - scientific research and education facility

                     SFMOMA - nonprofit modern art museum

                     Legion of Honor - world-class fine art with a focus on ancient Near East and Mediterranean pieces, along with European decorative arts, sculpture, and paintings

                  Of course, this is far from everything there is to do in San Francisco. For more information on everything from flights, hotels, activities, and tours, check out Travelocity.com.

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