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San Francisco City Guide

World famous for being a beautiful city with world class cultural attractions and some of the best food in the country, San Francisco is a wonderful getaway for a romantic vacation or a family trip. 

Here are my favorite travel destinations in the San Francisco Area:

Favorites

San Francisco Hotels
     Hotel Discount Tips
Vacation Apartment Rental
San Francisco Package Vacations
SFO Air Travel/Airport Information
San Francisco Spas
San Francisco Cruise
Charter a Yacht or Sailboat
Package and Private Tours
Napa Valley Wine Tours (day trip)

Favorite Attractions in SFO

Fisherman's Warf
Exploratorium (hands on science museum for kids over 4)
Golden Gate bridge (tip: drive to the marin side and take a walk in the hills)
Golden Gate park
SF Museum of Modern Art
Chinatown
Alcatraz

Favorite Restaurants

A 16.
2355 Chestnut Ave
There aren't many places in the United States where you can eat authentic, wood fired, Napoleon style pizza.  You won't want to stop with Pizza though, A 16's menu features it's own cured meat in delicious dishes like housemade lamb sausage with salsa verde

Ton Kiang
5821 Geary Boulevard, CA, (415) 387-8273
The best dim sum I've had in this country.  Dishes are freshly prepared and delicately seasoned.  If the fresh Chinese donuts are available, don't miss them. 

Gary Danko
800 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1228, (415) 749-2060
This high end restaurant features contemporary cuisine at its best.  Unless you are dining with a large group, we recommend ordering the tasting menu so that you get to try as many dishes as possible. 

Straits Cafe
3300 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
This Singaporean restaurant has become a San Francisco institution.  You might not have tried Singaporean food before... and you don't know what you've been missing.  Singapore is at the crossroads of Asian trade, and not surprisingly the cuisine reflects a blending of the best from many different Asian cultures

Favorite Shopping

Boulette's Larder is a gourmet food shop on steroids.  For example, they sell 11 varieties of salt (none of which you would find in your local market).  Located in the Ferry Building Marketplace (which has other gourmet markets)

True Sake is the first retailer in North America to sell only rice wine.  You'll be surprised at the variety of styles and flavors available.

Check out our California Wine Country Guide

Visiting Southern California? See our Palm Springs Guide Orange County Travel Guide and our Los Angeles Travel Guide

Questions and Answers

are their "shatels" or other transportaion from sfo a/p to lombard street? if not how much will be a transportation for 8 pax from the air port to our hotel ramada in in lombard st . do you think we need a car for 3 days visiting san francisco?

anonymous
Cabs to lombard street are probably about $50 with an increase now being considered. Shuttles are available at about $15per person. From Lombard Street area,most motels offer free parking. I would suggest a rental car or 2 to see the sites,museums, parks the Golden Gate Bridge, visit the great restaurants and perhaps a trip to the wine country.

Ballet, opera in S.F. Where to look?

anonymous
Phantom of the Opera

Could you tell me how to get to Sacramento from San francisco airport? I'd like to use shuttle or metro if possible.

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