We might go Brit inside our walls, but right outside our doors are some of the best that San Francisco has to offer. From cable cars, galleries, and museums, to world class dining, tony boutiques, theaters and more, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Restaurants & Bars
Charmaine’s Rooftop Bar and Lounge
This is a hot spot in the city, with rooftop views, food, and drinks. Charmaine’s is located on the top of the Propor Hotel and only a couple of blocks from SF Jazz Center and SHN Orpheum theater.
This is an Asian fusion restaurant in the heart of the financial district. It is only 10 minutes from our location and the moment you walk inside, you will feel like you are in a private venue in an Asian country. The decor, ambiance, and delicious bites are what makes E & O Kitchen one of our staffs’ favorites and every guest that has dinner comes back with great reviews. FYI, their happy hour is one of the BEST in the city! Try their dumplings – they literally melt in your mouth.
This is one of the BEST cocktail bars in the city and is also only 1 block away from our location. Once you enter the door you will see the pineapple logo featured throughout the venue including on some of their glassware – the reason? The pineapple is the international sign of hospitality. It has quite a dark and relaxed ambiance, where a good conversation before or after dinner will always be complemented with one of their signature drinks. They have a selection of drinks from gin, agave, rum, brandy, and punch. Enjoy!
This is one of the best sushi places in the city and is located only a few blocks away from our location. They have everything from unique sushi rolls to mouth-watering ramen. Sanraku is the place to have Japanese food in Nob Hill.
This is one of the best pizzerias in town and luckily, it’s in-between both of our hotels. They have traditional Italian communal seating, brick ovens, and a hidden patio that will make you forget you are in the middle of downtown. Reservations are highly suggested even though they are located only next door.
Crissy Field is the gateway to the Golden Gate Bridge. Before you go on your mile walk to the bridge, try to stop at the Palace of Fine Arts and enjoy the beautiful ruins that shadow Crissy Field. This park is a favorite amongst joggers, bikers, and dog-walkers alike.
Embarcadero is best for morning, daytime and nighttime walks with the ocean breeze on one side and the city skyline on the other. This walk can take you to AT&T Park (home of the Giants) or Fisherman’s Wharf. Embarcadero is surrounded by sea life, city views, and award-winning eateries. It is a 20-minute walk from our location and the hills aren’t as steep.
Yerba Buena Gardens is the heart of downtown San Francisco. This park is surrounded by skyrises and is home to the Martin Luther King memorial waterfall. You can relax and read a book while sitting on the grass or enjoy the blue skies that surpass the city skyline.
This neighborhood is centrally located amongst the hills of San Francisco, and home to the gorgeous Grace Cathedral. This is the church where many celebrities have tied the knot and where many people come to do yoga for special events. The Nob Hill area is also known for its bars, eateries, beautiful architecture and of course, both of our locations.
If you ever wanted to see hippies, well today is your lucky day. They are in Haight Ashbury district. This neighborhood is known for the hippie culture and of course, the famous Jimi Hendrix (red) house. Only a couple blocks away and Buena Vista Park will mesmerize you with views of the Victorian homes, hills, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a must-see if you are in the Haight district.
Buena Vista Park Playground, 37°46'11. 122°26'31., 6 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Our Golden Gate Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation. The park is home to a variety of museums, as well as the Japanese Gardens, Polo Fields, and Bison field. One of the stops you must do when visiting GGP is the Conservatory of Flowers. You can simply sit outside surrounded by their flowers, admire the view and relax.
Alamo Park is one of the most beautiful and visited urban parks in the city. From the popular Painted Ladies to the glamorous Victorian homes, Alamo park is a must-visit part of the city to appreciate the views.
San Francisco is known for its rich Latino cultural district known as the Mission – located on 24th St. The colorful murals representing the many Latino cultures that to this day have survived the city still color the streets. As you walk down 24th St. you will feel the cultural community of Salvadorian, Mexican, Brazilian, Peruvian, and Puerto Rican people who interact with each other and continue to showcase their cultures with their music, cuisine, and artistic murals.
This is one of San Francisco’s oldest and most popular cultural districts, known for its rich Italian culture, architecture, and food. It is the home of some of the oldest restaurants in San Francisco and has to this day some of the best bars. As you walk down Columbus St., you will see the rich culture that every shop, person, and restaurant has, which will remind you of Italy. Also, this is one of the few Italian neighborhoods that are rich in culture left in our country. FYI, try some gelato at Cafe Greco and walk up the hill to Coit Tower.
The Mission district is home to a variety of cultures; from hipsters reading books at Dolores Park to artists painting murals on Valencia and 24th St. From Burmese food on 18th St. to the best Salvadorian pupusas on 24th St. – the Mission is one of the most culturally rich food districts in the city. FYI, La Cumbre Taqueria is the birthplace of the Mission-style burrito.
Hayes Valley is located right in the middle of the city, featuring multiple award-winning eateries, unique boutiques, and an artistic park where culture, art, and families gather. This unique neighborhood is located near the SF Jazz Center, which is one of the biggest in our country. There are shops for everything such as children’s clothing, swimwear, techie gadgets, and pets amongst many others.
These shops are located in the heart of the Pacific Heights district. There is a variety of exclusive boutiques as well as international stores. It varies over 6 blocks with many shops, including a Michelin star bakery if you want to take a break from shopping.
Benefit Cosmetics Boutique – this is the 3rd location ever made. The flagship can be found on Chestnut St.
Alice and Olivia – bohemian designer clothing for women.
Scotch & Soda – an international brand with its own original boutique, where only exclusive items are sold.
Browser books – this is one of the few Browser bookstores left nationwide and is the original location with 2 stories of books.
Valencia St. is home to a variety of original boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else but San Francisco. The shops start from Valencia and 16th St. to 24th St., and they vary throughout the streets. From children’s arts and crafts, hipster decor, taxidermy, women’s fashion to pirates cave; Valencia St. has a bit of everything.
Therapy boutique – women’s home decor and clothing.
Little Paper Planes – unique and local accessories and stationery.
Paxton Gate – gardening, stationery, and taxidermy.
Benny Gold – men’s, women’s, and children’s locally made clothing.