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Destination Guide

San Francisco

Where West Coast vibe collides with the electric energy of the city.

Destination Guide San Francisco

When In San Francisco, You Must

Know Before You Go

Living Room Bar

No stuffy lobby bar here. Our master mixologists are always on the pulse of what’s new and next in the local cocktail scene. Stop by for a sip or small bite from 11:30AM – 1:30AM every day.

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Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

Clipper

/ˈklipər/ noun
Re-loadable smart card used to pay for San Francisco’s many methods of public transit.
Don’t forget your Clipper before heading to BART.

Neighborhoods to Explore

When in San Francisco, do as San Franciscans do. Mingle with the locals, sip on Fernet and chill out at Dolores Park.

1. The Mission

Murals, taquerias, and buzzing nightlife – take your pick. The Mission District is one of San Francisco’s many melting pots, where you can shop at a high end boutique and cross the street to eat at an authentic taco stand.

2. The Sunset

Those who like to adventure deeply explore here. Hipster coffee shops, authentic Asian cuisine, and peaceful parks are among The Sunset’s many hidden gems. Head far west to Land’s End at sundown for breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s not called The Sunset for nothing!

3. Hayes Valley

Hayes Valley is hands-down the best district to shop boutique in San Francisco. This neighborhood is also a major hot spot for foodies. Grab gourmet boba at Urban Ritual, spit-fired meat at Souvla, or an exotic cocktail at Smuggler’s Cove.

4. SoMa

The perfect blend of work and play. Home to most major tech companies and W San Francisco, SoMa has a happy hour haven for every mood. Here, you can hit up SoMa’s many museums during the day and mingle in its vibrant club scene at night.

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Ultimate Access to San Francisco

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M.Y. China

M.Y. China

845 Market Street

Where modern vibes meet traditional Chinese cuisine. M.Y. China is a hidden gem located on the top floor of Westfield Shopping Centre.

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Favorites on the menu include hand-pulled noodles, seafood dumplings, and innovative cocktails.

Westwood

Westwood

2036 Lombard St

A Marina District must. Westwood is a one-of-a-kind bar/restaurant serving up country flair and unforgettable cocktails.

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Own the moment with live country music on Thursday and DJs spinning Friday - Saturday.

Andytown Coffee Roasters

Andytown Coffee Roasters

3629 Taraval St

Known for their snowy plover (an espresso cream soda), this beachside café is a favorite among locals.

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Be sure to check out their new downtown flagship at 181 Fremont Street (7th floor).

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Maiden Lane Studios

80 Maiden Lane

Yoga, Barre, and Pilates all under one roof. This ultra-chic studio focuses on small class sizes and experienced instructors.

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No yoga mat? No problem. MLS provides complimentary mat and block rentals at no additional cost.

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DETOX

Suchada Thai Massage

38 Bryant St

Escape the chaos of downtown and experience a traditional Thai massage just steps away from the waterfront.

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RETOX

Trick Dog

3010 20th St

Voted “Best Cocktail Menu in the World” by Spirited Awards. Trick Dog’s cocktails are artistic, inventive, and oh so good.

Packing List

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1. Wind & rain resistant jacket

Anyone who’s visited San Francisco knows how crazy the constant weather changes can be. Keep warm and look cool with a lightweight jacket.

2. Sneakers

Whether you’re running to catch Muni or hiking San Francisco’s urban hills, stay fit and fashionable with a pair of sneakers.

3. Backpack

Keep with the commuter lifestyle and bring a backpack that can hold all the essentials.

4. Wide-angle lens for your phone

Catch all 7×7 square miles of San Francisco with this must have tech accessory.

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W San Francisco

Raise your glass to a New Year with 5 exclusive holiday cocktail recipes from our W bartenders around the world.

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Freda Salvador

2416 Fillmore St

Get a taste of Spain in the heart of SF with handcrafted leather shoes at Freda Salvador.

Rocha Art Gallery

Rocha Art Gallery

466 Brannan St

Always supporting emerging artists and creating community based program, Rocha Art stands out as a place to see and experience artwork in a truly inviting gallery setting.

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1760

1760 Polk St

Take a swig of cocktail culture at its best at 1760, where mixing drinks is an art form. Try the house gin and tonic with mint, cumin, and mezcal for a new twist on a classic.

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