San Francisco Bay Area

California, United States

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How to enjoy San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco’s landmarks have such an iconic status, it is easy to feel you know the city before you arrive. What can’t be captured on camera though is the ever-present sense that San Fran’s residents just adore their home town

  • Head to America’s oldest and largest China Town, for the best Wonton outside of Beijing
  • Recreate Steve McQueen’s Bullitt moment by zigzagging for half a mile along Lombard Street’s 27% gradient and eight switchbacks
  • Catch a ferry to Alcatraz and step inside the cell blocks that once held some of America’s most notorious criminals

San Francisco made a mark on the world by leading the counter-culture of the 1960s. While the majority of San Fran’s population may no longer wear flowers in their hair, there is still something of an alternative vibe that is perhaps best epitomized by the month long Gay Pride festival in the summer, or the aromatic independent coffee shops of Mission.

No visit to this Californian peninsula would be complete without a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether bathed in sunshine with a sky blue backdrop or looming eerily out of the mist, it really is stupendous. Quite fitting for a location with such awesome geography, you can take a slow-motion rollercoaster ride down the city’s famously steep streets: only here it is called a cable car.

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    When to visit San Francisco Bay Area

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the world’s largest Chinese New Year festival and pageant outside of Asia. The famous annual San Francisco Pride celebration takes place in June and features parties, parades, music and more.

Hotels we adore in San Francisco Bay Area

Here are the hotels that we love in San Francisco Bay Area. We've shared our insight about what makes each one special to help you select the perfect place to stay

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  • The local view

    San Francisco’s landmarks have such iconic status, it is easy to feel you know the city before you arrive. What can’t be captured on camera though is the ever-present sense that San Fran’s residents just adore their home town.

  • Gourmet guide

    While you’re in San Francisco, visit one of our favourite restaurants. Choose from any of these two- and three-Michelin starred restaurants:

    Coi, near St Regis Hotel

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