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  • The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

    The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

    4.5-star

    Union Square0 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous1,997 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
  • Hotel Nikko San Francisco

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco

    4.5-star
    VIP

    Downtown San Francisco0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb1,964 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco
  • Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

    Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco

    5-star

    Belden Place0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous860 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
  • Omni San Francisco Hotel

    Omni San Francisco Hotel

    4.5-star

    Belden Place0.8 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional987 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Omni San Francisco Hotel
  • W San Francisco

    W San Francisco

    4.5-star

    South Park0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous474 Hotels.com guest reviews
    W San Francisco
  • Fairmont San Francisco

    Fairmont San Francisco

    5-star

    Chinatown0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous1,153 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Fairmont San Francisco
  • Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

    Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel

    4.5-star
    VIP

    Fisherman's Wharf2.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb1,301 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Argonaut Hotel - a Noble House Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

    5-star
    VIP

    Financial District0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb259 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
  • JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

    JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

    4.5-star

    Union Square0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous380 Hotels.com guest reviews
    JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

    5-star

    Downtown San Francisco0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb172 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
  • Taj Campton Place

    Taj Campton Place

    5-star
    VIP

    Union Square0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb258 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Taj Campton Place
  • The St. Regis San Francisco

    The St. Regis San Francisco

    5-star

    Downtown San Francisco0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous143 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The St. Regis San Francisco
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

    5-star

    Chinatown0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb212 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
  • Hotel Drisco

    Hotel Drisco

    4.5-star

    Pacific Heights3.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.8.Exceptional93 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Drisco
  • Mansion on Sutter

    Mansion on Sutter

    5-star

    Cathedral Hill1.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional90 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mansion on Sutter
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Exploring San Francisco

One of America’s most exciting cities is San Francisco. Since it was founded during the Gold Rush era of the 1800s, this funky, festive metropolis has earned a reputation as a rowdy, liberal place to be. The range of dining, drinking, and cultural amenities here is outstanding, from the cafés in North Beach to the clubs in SoHo. Visitors flock to San Francisco for myriad reasons, but few leave unimpressed.

The patchwork of hilly neighbourhoods that makes up San Francisco is its greatest quality. You can easily walk between gay-friendly Castro and slick Nob Hill, or use the classic streetcars to climb the hill from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach. The weather always has a say in outdoor plans, so come prepared for four seasons in a single day. If the skies turn grey and rainy, simply duck into one of the city’s standout museums, like the Exploratorium or the Museum of Modern Art. When the sun shines, head to Fisherman’s Wharf or hang with the locals in Golden Gate Park. There is no end to the fun available in this vibrant Californian city.

Sights nearby

You can get a lot accomplished in a short time thanks to the compact geography of San Francisco. Each unique neighbourhood merges seamlessly, so it’s a snap to hop from the waterfront to the hilltop districts. Most of the city’s big attractions are conveniently clustered within the downtown core.

Golden Gate Park
With over 1,000 acres to explore, Golden Gate Park is an absolute gem set right in the heart of San Francisco. Hundreds of gardens are connected by paved paths and wooded trails, creating the perfect urban escape for anyone seeking a bit of quiet or exercise. The Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers are particular highlights. You can even rent a paddleboat and cruise around Stow Lake. But best of all, this is a superb spot for observing the quirky population of San Francisco at play.

Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
This gorgeous piece of design and architecture anchors the popular South Market district of the city. Inside is the West Coast’s most extensive collection of 20th-century artwork from around the globe. Marvel at the creations of Diego Rivera and Picasso, alongside a constantly changing selection of special exhibits. The photography and media arts areas are also outstanding. Upmarket hotels like the Mandarin Oriental are nearby in the adjoining Financial District.

Alcatraz Island
The name Alcatraz evokes images of hardcore prison life and even harder criminals. Between 1934 and 1963, this maximum security prison which was deemed impossible to escape from housed some of America’s most notorious bad guys, from Machine Gun Kelly to Al Capone. Today visitors can join a three-hour tour from Fisherman’s Wharf that includes a scenic boat ride to the rocky island and a guided tour of the fascinating facility. Book your tour early because Alcatraz is one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Any foodie worth their salt can attest to the incredible and eclectic selection of cuisine available from the 3,500 or so restaurants in San Francisco. This city is a superstar for dining-out potential, from the authentic Italian of North Beach to the dim sum found in Chinatown. Whether you stay in Nob Hill’s Ritz Carlton or the St. Regis Hotel tucked into the SoMo district, you’ll find a slew of excellent amenities on your doorstep.

The nightlife in San Francisco is also superb, with bars serving regional wines and beers, and often providing live music. Take your pick of shopping scenes, from the funky Asian fare in Chinatown to the second-hand treasures waiting along Haight Street.

Public transport

Your feet will prove to be your best friend when exploring San Francisco’s tapestry of eclectic neighbourhoods. But if those persistent hills start to wear you down, just hop on one of the classic streetcars or cable cars to move around. The city’s public bus system stops at every corner and is easy to navigate, while the subway provides quick transport to Oakland and surrounding suburbs. Elusive parking and traffic congestion make a car more of a hassle than a convenience in this pedestrian-friendly city.

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