If iconic is what you’re looking for, book your next trip to The City By The Bay, and get the inside scoop from this “1, 2, 3 Destination Guide” of San Francisco by born and raised local, Chelsea Davis (@cheycheyfromthebay)!
Check in to Hotel Drisco, a 1902 Edwardian boutique hotel located in the upscale neighborhood of Pacific Heights, a beautiful residential section of San Francisco that’s still in proximity to the city’s must-see sights. This historic hotel offers complimentary perks such as nightly wine receptions; a chauffeur service; and bicycles to explore the area.
James Beard Semifinalist Alex Hong does an incredible job of creating an innovative menu that fuses local California cuisine with unique Italian flare. Sourced from farmer’s markets and their own rooftop garden, the ingredients used are as fresh as can be and the dishes showcase each ones’ best flavor.
Situated in the lively Mission District, Curio Bar and Restaurant is perfect for a fun night out with enlightened gastropub food, top-notch cocktails, and live music. You have to order the ribs which come in either Fernet BBQ or Dry Fried Vietnamese. They’re the best in the city!
Originally built for the 1915 panama-pacific exhibition, today it’s one of the prettiest places to take a stroll, have a picnic or photoshoot. The structure itself is stunning with its Greek-style colonnades and central rotunda, as are the manicured grounds which include a pretty lagoon.
On the Embarcadero is the Ferry Building Marketplace which is home to dozens of artisanal producers, food purveyors, chic merchants and more. From small-batch culinary goods to grab-and-go bento boxes to wines & spirits, it’s a foodie’s dream destination in one of the city’s best locations for bay views!
This National Historic Site has the best views of the stunning Golden Gate Bridge, hands down! It’s a view that you simply can’t pass up when visiting. Got extra time? Explore the surrounding Presidio area!