Visit Many Sought-After San Francisco Attractions
Enjoy an Iconic San Francisco, CA Vacation
Our hotel is situated just a half-block from Union Square, placing you at the heart of San Francisco attractions and offering an unbeatable place to begin your visit to San Francisco. If San Francisco has a crossroads, it's Union Square. It's the city's center for shopping and theater, as well as many other San Francisco things to do. Union Square itself hosts art shows, lunchtime opera, last-minute rock concerts, and the city's annual Christmas tree.
If you like a morning walk, step out of your spacious accommodations to the corner of Post and Powell. Walk down the diagonal path through Union Square's center, heading for Neiman Marcus. Half a block to your left you'll discover the entrance to Maiden Lane, a delightful two-block alley of exclusive boutiques. The inside of the Frank Lloyd Wright building at 140 Maiden Lane is a study for his interior for the Guggenheim Museum. If youre coming in from dinner, take a few minutes to walk a block down Post to Tiffany & Co. Their window designers display extraordinary creativity on their very small scale. Stop in the bookstore on the way back; it's open until 11pm.
Top 10 Union Square, San Francisco Attractions
This one-block plaza and its surrounding area holds one of the largest collections of department stores, upscale boutiques, gift shops, art galleries, and beauty salons in the country.
One of the busiest and beloved tourist attractions in the western United States, Fisherman's Wharf is best known for being home to Pier 39, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Not ;museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, the Aquarium of the Bay, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There are also numerous seafood restaurants to enjoy.
At Pier 39, indulge in a wide array of shops, restaurants, a video arcade, street performances, an interpretive center for the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, virtual 3D rides, and views of California sea lions on the marina.
Moscone Center is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco. It comprises three main halls for special events, conventions and expos.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th century art. The museum's current collection includes over 29,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts.
Located in the South of Market(SoMa) neighborhood, the park has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants since 2000.
Golden Gate Park
This large urban park consists of 1,017 acres of public grounds and welcomes more than 13 million visitors each year. It is home to the De Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers.
Golden Gate Bridge
Easily considered the most iconic symbol of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is heralded as one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th Century. The structure links San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait.
Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the sixth religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions.
Perhaps best known as the principal street in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, Haight Street is known for its history of hippie subculture.