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Let’s Talk About San Francisco

Let’s Talk About San Francisco

The Bay Area of California is full of diverse culture, incredible scenery, and a spectacular food scene. 

This is why this week we’re taking you to San Francisco to experience all the unique opportunities the city has to offer!

Read more to discover the best way to spend a weekend in San Francisco.

Where to Stay:

Live in luxury at the 5-Star Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in the heart of downtown. 

Lavish accommodations & gorgeous amenities have you feeling like royalty, and extremely close to all the downtown attractions!

Overlook all of San Francisco’s skyline at the Hilton Hotel in the financial district. 

Conveniently located near the beach, ferry system, downtown and plenty of restaurants, this hotel can steer you towards any attraction on your trip!

Where to Eat:

Begin your weekend trip with brunch at Nopa’s, a stylish restaurant with a menu packed with traditional breakfast dishes. 

Reservations are needed well in advance to dine at this popular breakfast spot, so plan early!

Stop for lunch at Swan Oyster Depot, a coveted Japanese seafood bar labeled the best fresh seafood in all the Bay area. 

Fresh oyster appetizers will leave you anticipating more from this incredible, hidden lunch spot!

Treat yourself to a sensational dinner at Nob Hill Cafe, an authentic Italian eatery. 

Local favorites include creamy pesto pasta, roasted eggplant, and sauteed sole. 

This extremely popular restaurant has been a staple for Italian food for 20 years, reservations absolutely required, and dress code encouraged. 

Things to Do:

What’s a trip to San Francisco without mentioning the Golden Gate Bridge?

Built in 1933, this incredible suspension bridge took 4 years to build!

R​​ent a few bikes and leisurely make your way across the infamous bridge, taking in all 1.7 miles of ocean scenery.


Jump onboard a ferry to Alcatraz, America’s most notorious prison!

Night tours are offered of the prison, giving a spooky guided history of America’s most notable inmates (like Al Capone!) 

Self guided tours are also available to learn about the island’s remarkable history. 

Check out Fisherman’s Wharf, named after the generations of men who sold their catches at the harbor!

Attractions such as Pier 39 and and Pier 45 draw millions of tourists each year to the harbor, with hundreds of restaurants and shops to keep them entertained.

 

Written By: Abby Ebb (Travel Secrets VIPs Official Intern) 


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