San Francisco Things to do

Schlesinger San Francisco is located on California and front streets in the Financial District of San Francisco. Dubbed the city by the bay, and known as the restaurant capital of the world San Francisco is home to world renowned theaters, parks, museums, and of course restaurants.


The Ferry Building

At the foot of Market Street, is the Ferry Building, a vibrant public space housing a food hall, restaurants and a farmers market. The Ferry Building is also the terminal for ferries to Marin County, Vallejo, Oakland and Alameda.

The Embarcadero

Literally 'where one embarks'. And, oh, “the places you’ll go!” Piers 7 and 14 offer splendid vistas of the skyscrapers of the Financial District and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Across the bay is Treasure Island, a man-made island that was the site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
Jackson Square: one of 11 historic districts has many buildings dating from the mid-1800s. Some of the buildings in Jackson Square are supported by old ships masts!

Pier 39

There is something for everyone at Pier 39, one of San Francisco's premier bay attractions: a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, bay-view restaurants and a variety of fun-filled attractions.


Board a Red & White fleet Bay tour and go under the golden gate bridge then circle  around Alcatraz before returning to Pier 39.  You can also schedule a time to land on Alcatraz and take a walking tour.

Coit Tower

At the top of Telegraph Hill is blessed with marvelous views. Thirty local artists painted murals on its ground floor walls in 1933. This hill is also home to a flock of wild parrots and is laced with stairways off Filbert and Greenwich streets as well as lush gardens.

Lombard Street

America's crookedest street. The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. The street is paved with bricks and is an amazing site to see.


The Embarcadero Shopping Center

Located one block away with 4 blocks of Shopping including the Gap, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Nine West.

Ghirardelli Square

With shops, wineries and award-winning restaurants enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, landscaped gardens, one-of-a-kind shopping and, of course our famous Ghirardelli Chocolate


77 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA 94108 Barney’s New York Houses all the top designers apparel and accessories for Men, Women, and Kids.

Westfield Mall

Home to the second largest Nordstrom and the West Coast flagship Bloomingdale's, more than 200 specialty stores and restaurants. The Restaurant Collection, Under the Dome, nine-screen Century Theatres, The Food Emporium featuring Bristol Farms and Burke Williams Day Spa.



Is a ristorante so thoroughly steeped in the traditions of Italy, yet with a refreshingly modern feel and attitude. Perbacco introduces urban San Francisco to the full range of flavors found in the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria, with a touch of France by way of Provence.

One Market

One Market has become the standard for sophisticated dining in the city. The current incarnation features the Michelin Star winning farm-to-table food. The restaurant features an open exhibition kitchen with a special "Chef's Table", private dining rooms, and a luxurious bar.


Innovative, Contemporary Japanese cuisine offered at this serene, elegant, Zen-garden inspired restaurant located in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero District. Breathtaking bay views, authentic modern Japanese design, 30-person sushi bar.

Scoma's Restaurant

Celebrating 45 years in historic Fisherman's Wharf, Scoma's unique menu offers over 90 dishes using the highest quality, sustainable products available.

Crab House at Pier 39

The views, cozy bar and fireplace make this restaurant a must.. Full menu in seven foreign languages.

Cliff House

Breathtaking views from the cliffs overlooking Seal Rocks, the Pacific and Marin coastline with two restaurants, serving seafood, omelettes, sandwiches, California cuisine style menu.
Uva Enoteca: A warm and stylish bistro, Uva Enoteca offers top rated Italian dining experience.


Bubble Lounge

For a night out in San Francisco that's a little bit special, look no further than the Bubble Lounge. Enjoy a glass of Champagne in relaxed and luxurious surroundings. Located at 714 Montgomery Street.


The glorious old bohemian bar, with its stained-glass windows, mezzanine seating, and overwhelming, ever-evolving décor, is your next stop. Beautifically located next to City Lights Bookstore.


Visit Wine Country without Leaving the City Cellar360 is a one-stop opportunity for San Francisco's residents and visitors to enjoy the wine country lifestyle without having to leave the city.

Beach Blanket Babylon

The longest running musical revue in theatre history, is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. Beach Blanket Babylon is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco institution. Box office phone number +1 (415) 421-4222.

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