San Francisco

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The Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is an enigmatic city, from its hilly cityscape of vibrant cultural enclaves, to the lively quarters of the mission, this unique city boasts a landscape of enviable natural beauty.

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Fairmont
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The San Francisco Proper

Stay

Fairmont

If you're looking for luxury, Fairmont is the place to rest your head. Known to present a picture of historic San Francisco, it's the only place in the city where each of the cable cars meet, meaning you're perfectly located to take advantage of all it has to offer. If you're visting in warmer months the balcony suites provide an outdoor space with jawdropping views.

Address
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Inn at the Presidio

A National Park site and National Historic Landmark at the Golden Gate, this Georgian building has been immaculately restored to feature unique suites providing a very special stay. A cultural gathering where most park visits begin, The Inn provides a great location for those interested in exploring San Francisco's natural beauty.

Address
42 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
The San Francisco Proper

A sight for sore eyes, The San Francisco Proper is the opposite of a blank slate. Designer Kelly Wearstler's patterns and prints leave nothing unotuched, from wallpaper to staff uniforms, it's colour clash done right. Pulling furniture from various European design movements, she creates a truly eclectic blend. With a buzzy restaurant serving baby back ribs and beignets and a rooftop bar (with queues down the block), the Proper is definitely not just a place for sleep.

Address
1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is at, 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
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Chez Panisse
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Sight Glass

Eat

Chez Panisse

Located across the Bay in Berkeley, it's widely considered the mecca of the locally-sourced, organic food movements of the West Coast. A fixed menu which changes nightly, features some of the finest sustainably sourced, organic, seasonal ingredients all gathered from a close network of suppliers who share the restaurant's mission for environmental harmony.

Address
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
Sightglass

San Francisco is full of amazing coffee shops and this is one of its finest. Excellent coffee and all forms of making it, they describe their base as a progressive manufacturing and retail space, combining production roastery and open coffee bar, resulting in a truly immersive coffee experience.

Address
270 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
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Slanted Bird
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State Bird Provisions
The Slanted Door

If you love Vietnamese food, you'll love The Slanted Door. With Executive Chef Charles Phan's focus on going to the original source region for each item on his menu, everything served is as authentic as it is modern. Describing their menu as classic with a twist, this is not one to miss.

Address
Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building #3, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
State Bird Provisions

Delicious Californian small plates with Japanese accents lend themselves perfectly to a buzzy atmosphere. Dim Sum carts are wheeled around the space, and with this many mouth wateringly good options to choose from, its walls echo with the phrase 'your eyes are bigger than your stomach', but in the best way possible.

Address
1529 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
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Bathed in sunlight
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Colourful San Francisco

See

SFMOMA

If you are a contemporary art and design fan, this museum is a must. Commited to championing the new and challenging the status quo, they are dedicated to supporting and collecting the work of Californian artists. One of the first American museums to exhibit photography and film as art forms, it is intrinsically linked to the roots of technological innovation of the city it lives in.

Address
 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Napa Valley

Northern California wine country is beautiful, but it's certainly not just for wine lovers. The stunning natural scenery can be enjoyed by everyone. Joseph Phelps is a family-owned estate dedicated to sustainability, protecting the health of the soil and vines as well as the plants and wildlife with which they share their land. Enjoy award winning wines with a jaw-dropping backdrop. 

Address
200 Taplin Rd, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
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Locally sourced produce
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Along the rooftops

Shop

Union Square

Described as a shoppers paradise, Union Square features shops of all price points. Whether you're looking to invest in some luxury or simply window shop whilst exploring the area, there's something for everyone.

Address
333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

With hundreds of stalls lining the south side of the Ferry Building, this extensive farmers market is held three times a week and provides the perfect chance to enjoy the sunshine. Great for picking up locally sourced fruits and vegetables as well as tasting delicious street food on the go.

Address
One Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
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Sunset over San Francisco

Secret San Francisco

Muir Woods & Marin County

Although it's not techincally in the city, it would be unjust to leave out the breathtaking nature of San Francisco's surrounding counties. Just 12 miles over the Golden Gate Bridge, you can find some of the most eye-watering views Northern California has to offer. Take a walk in the enchanting national park of Muir Woods, or stop for a bite to eat at Farmshop in Larkspur.