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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.

Sleep

Sleep

Eat

Eat

Explore

Explore

Travel

Get Around

 

Where to Sleep

There are many options of where to stay in San Francisco across many price points. Airbnb has some great listings to check out. There are many more options on Trip Advisor.

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W Hotel SF
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.

Hotel Vitale
Hotel Vitale

 

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.

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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”.

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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.

Tips:

 

Bars

21st Amendment
21st Amendment

A great brewery near the Ballpark.

563 2nd Street
(415) 369-0900

Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole

For modern architecture buffs, you won’t want to miss this beautifully designed bar

355 11th Street
415-355-9400
2 Harrison St. (at Embarcadero).
(415) 243-8246

Wilson and Wilson
Wilson & Wilson

A former speakeasy where the decor is just as interesting as the drink concoctions. Reservations via the website required.

505 Jones Street
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Bix
Bix

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

(415) 433-6300

Restaurants

Biergarten
Biergarten

A beer garden tucked along Octavia Boulevard’s pedestrian-only zone. Indulge in liter mugs of German beers along with bratwurst and soft pretzels.

Gitane
Gitane

Amazing tapas in an eccentric, mysterious decor, not one to miss.

6 Claude Ln at Kearny Street
(415) 788-6686.

Absinthe
Absinthe

A brasserie with a European feel and really good cocktails.

Coffee

 

Explore

Our Best of SF List

For an overview of things to see and do in SF, check out Designer Fund’s list.

Views

Parks

The San Francisco Experience

Hayes Valley
Hayes Street

(lively street w/ lots of restaurants and shopping)

 

Galleries and Museums

 

Travel

BART
BART

BART connects downtown San Francisco with the airport, Oakland, and the Mission.

Muni
Muni
Muni covers buses and light rail within the city of San Francisco.
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Caltrain
Caltrain is a longer range rail system which can take you throughout San Francisco.
Taxi
Taxi and Car Services
Uber and Lyft are both quite popular options in San Francisco.