Bring your walking shoes when you stay with us at our affordable downtown San Francisco hotel.We are conveniently close to such popular attractions as Union Square and Chinatown. Ride the world-famous cable cars to several top tourist spots like Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Savor great meals, superb shopping and live theater-all practically right outside the front door of our San Francisco boutique hotel. What’s more, many more wonderful Bay Area attractions are a scenic car ride away, such as Sonoma and Napa Valley and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.There is much to see and do outside of San Francisco. We’ll try our best to tell you about some of those locations below.
Chinatown. Rebuilt after the devastating 1906 earthquake, Chinatown is one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Explore the bustling markets, mysterious alleys, hidden temples and a most popular tourist stop, the Golden Gate Cookie Factory. Established in 1962, the factory still makes 20,000 fortune cookies a day the old-fashioned way-by hand. For more information, visit China Town.
San Francisco Zoo. Encounter 250 species of animals at the ever-evolving San Francisco Zoo. Explore the spacious African Savanna exhibit where giraffes, zebras, kudus, ostriches and other African wildlife co-exist in a verdant three-acre habitat. Experience the Lipman Family Lemur Forest, home to five different species of these precious primates from Madagascar. Discover the new Hearst Grizzly Gulch where two female grizzly bears, Kachina and Kiona, reside. For more information, visit sfzoo.org.
Union Square. Expansive malls with name-brand stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. Classic antique stores. Cozy art galleries. World-class restaurants. Major theatres. Inviting cafés. The renowned cable cars. Add them all together and you’ve got Union Square. For more information, visit unionsquareshop.com.
Alcatraz. This former federal prison was once home to the infamous “Birdman” (made famous by Burt Lancaster in the film, “The Birdman of Alcatraz”). Today, Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is a top-notch tourist attraction. Explore the prison (what’s left of it) that also housed Al Capone and discover the West Coast’s first-and oldest-working lighthouse. For more information, visit nps.gov/alcatraz.
Asian Art Museum. One of the largest museums in the western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco features more than 17,000 pieces in its storied collection. Experience 6,000 years of history that includes seven major regions and the cultures of numerous countries. For more information, visit asianart.org.