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Read below for travel tips, things to do in between studio tours, or What Places Designers Should Visit in San Francisco, submitted by our friends at Designer Fund.
Where to Sleep
W Hotel San Francisco
Located in the heart of the SoMA district, W San Francisco Hotel is a gathering place for art exhibitions, film screenings, fashion and music events.
With gorgeous views of the iconic Bay Bridge and directly across from the waterfront and a short walk to Union Square, Hotel Vitale offers luxury in the perfect location.
Hotel del Sol
A 1950s motor lodge turned boutique hotel, complete with palm trees and a sparkling saltwater pool, this hotel in the Marina district screams ‘California”.
Hotel Carlton SF
Sweet hotel in Lower Nob Hill for those who want to discover more parts of the city and especially its nightlife for a younger crowd.
Eat and Drink
San Francisco is one of the top culinary destinations in the world with a vast array of choices for any taste.
- To book a restaurant, we recommend Opentable
- To search for any type of food in any neighborhood, we recommend Yelp.
- Any real foodie “must” visit the Ferry Building
- Love food trucks? San Francisco is full of them.
A great brewery near the Ballpark.
563 2nd Street
For modern architecture buffs, you won’t want to miss this beautifully designed bar
355 11th Street
2 Harrison St. (at Embarcadero).
Wilson & Wilson
A former speakeasy where the decor is just as interesting as the drink concoctions. Reservations via the website required.
505 Jones Street
Elegant and classy bar and restaurant located in a tiny alley, you’ll feel transported back to the 1930’s.
56 Gold St between Balance St & Montgomery St in Financial District
A beer garden tucked along Octavia Boulevard’s pedestrian-only zone. Indulge in liter mugs of German beers along with bratwurst and soft pretzels.
Amazing tapas in an eccentric, mysterious decor, not one to miss.
6 Claude Ln at Kearny Street
A brasserie with a European feel and really good cocktails.
Our Best of SF List
For an overview of things to see and do in SF, check out Designer Fund’s list.
Hamon Observation Tower at de Young Museum
The San Francisco Experience
(lively street w/ lots of restaurants and shopping)
Galleries and Museums
De Young Museum
RayKo Photo Center
BART connects downtown San Francisco with the airport, Oakland, and the Mission.
Muni covers buses and light rail within the city of San Francisco.
Caltrain is a longer range rail system which can take you throughout San Francisco.